I'm building a complex model of the Eiffel Tower (Thingiverse thing:32825, file EiffelTower_Cut1_fixed.stl) using Creator ver 1.0.5. The file started as manifold, after reducing the mesh, ended with about 1/3 fewer triangles, but now have a model that has non-manifold edges. Is this progress? But I'm pressing on and printing it anyway. It has been printing all day, still going.
Can the mesh reduction cause degradation in details in the model? The surface is very irregular with lots of threads. (I'm new using PLA, so unsure what to expect.) Can something be adjusted in Creator to reduce the threads and the drool when the extruder is heading up. (Perhaps "exdrooler" would be a better term.) Retraction? Extrusion factor (now 95%). Temp (now 195 C).