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Why did my model time out when slicing?

I got a server time out when waiting for my model to slice. I had copied it lots of times to fill the build plate, and it timed out when it was only 2% sliced. I’ll have to make these in smaller batches in order to work within the constraint of the server timeout. This means there is more waste per product and more print time per product as I have to print more splice blocks. Would you consider increasing the server timeout setting so I could leave a slice going over night? Or suggest how I can reduce the number of faces on the model (drop the resolution)?

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Hey @nickhardman, could you share this project with us (instructions here) so we can run some tests slicing it on our end? Please include the model, as well as the printer and style profile. Thanks!

Update (11/02/2020)

Hey @nickhardman, thanks for sending that over. Unfortunately, this is happening because currently slices are capped at 15 minutes, so if is taking longer than this to slice, it will time out. Slicing fewer, lower quality STLs, with less infill, higher extrusion width, and larger layer heights will all help the slice proceed more quickly. We are working on a solution for this in the future, so please stay tuned! For now, you could try changing some of these settings to find the maximum amount of copies you could have on the build plate without a server timeout.

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Unfortunately, the link sharing doesnt work with the model. I think the file is too big. Here’s the STL from thingiverse.

Scale the model down in size and put 24 of them on the build plate. Try slicing. I'm using a MK3s with all default settings.

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