Thanks for responding. I found the problem with the filled in sections. As it turns out there is a bug in the Simplfy 3d slicer. When I chose a new process, than the fill went away as it should. BUT, no matter how I try to adjust the slicer, it seems to make the bottom too fused together.There seems to be plenty of space between the rings and stems, but not one the bottom. I am going to try and make a thinner base layer and test that. I did try and slice it with Slic3r, but it just crashes after an hour or so. By hook or crook, I will get this thing printed. Any other suggestions? I am slicing it on a windows 7 platform.