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by RoboDLC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: No support generated under model with non-flat bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: No support generated under model with non-flat bottom

I have a model for a helmet, which is not perfectly flat on the bottom. It arches upwards slightly, and this causes all sorts of trouble for attempting to print it. It seems that no matter what I do, I can't get support under the rim of the helmet, either automatic or manual, and attempting to prin...
by RoboDLC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Why didn't it generate support when it was clearly needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Why didn't it generate support when it was clearly needed?

I had support turned on (which you can see in the background *is* being provided for an overhang that hasn't yet printed), but these two openings in the front needed it, and they didn't get it. You can see the sag. What should I have done so that they too would have been supported? no_support.jpg I...
by RoboDLC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Impossible slice?
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Impossible slice?

I’m going to try a few things tonight - I realize trying to print infill without a perimeter will be a disaster, so at a certain point this will just be an academic excercise. DLC’s suggestion gave me an idea... I just had an idea. I have this happen with S3D all the time unintentionally. In your d...
by RoboDLC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Why is layer 2 so much faster than all the others?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Why is layer 2 so much faster than all the others?

Its going to be impossible for anyone to provide you with any useful guidance if you're providing virtually no information about how you have yopur current settings.....any of them! Can you please do the following.... 1) Load a sample shape int S3D and set up one of your profiles which you are gett...
by RoboDLC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Noob Question about Object Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Noob Question about Object Alignment

The key to the whole business with two-color printing in S3D is making sure that both of the models have the same origin. Isn't that only if you're using one model per color and want to overlay them in the same 3D space so that the colors intermix in some way? If I read the OP's intent correctly, h...
by RoboDLC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Why is layer 2 so much faster than all the others?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Why is layer 2 so much faster than all the others?

This is not an isolated incident. It is all prints on all printer profiles I have done.

Thanks,
DLC
by RoboDLC
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Noob Question about Object Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Noob Question about Object Alignment

I’ve been struggling with the same issue. Right now, I’ve been aligning models via S3D, but it seems that a long term solution is to figure out how to set Fusion so the coordinate systems are consistent between models. I find that Meshmixer and TinkerCAD make this kind of thing a lot easier than th...
by RoboDLC
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Impossible slice?
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Impossible slice?

DLC's solution is good, but doesn't address the side view of the infill in the top portion of the cutaway cube. Infill relies on the perimeter lines for its strength, so trying to do it without a perimeter line would be problematic. Even if it would theoretically work, you would need to be able to ...
by RoboDLC
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Impossible slice?
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Impossible slice?

It sounds to me like you want to do a multiple process print with no top layers on the first process and top layers on the second process. Not sure how to get the infill shown on just the one side wall.. my guess is you may have to model it that way or truly cut it. Yeah, I'm already doing that to ...
by RoboDLC
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: How do you change the directions of support lines to make it easier to remove
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: How do you change the directions of support lines to make it easier to remove

In the lower right of the page there is an editable list where you can put in your own angles. In my reading and experience, I have found the ultimate list: 0, 45, -45, -45, -45. The "0" will link together the other layers making an easily breakable, but still strong and reliable support structure w...

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