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Support separation gap, raft speed, and auto arrange distance management

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:33 pm
by azrael
It would be great if there was a way to change the support separation gap to not just be a multiple of the layer height, but set to a gap like the raft to part gap. Sometimes I want to print something at .2 layer height, but know that it will lay down plastic better on support at 0.15mm.

The raft print speed should be something on the speed tab. The first layer, of course, can be controlled, but the solid interface layer cannot. At higher speeds that would fine for infill are not as good for solid flat layers. The plastic has a tendency to string and not lay down a smooth flat surface otherwise.

There should be some sort of bounding box you can set for the auto arrangement. Just a simple parameter like a 10mm gap between parts or something. The auto arrange seems so random and often places stuff too close together.

Re: Support separation gap, raft speed, and auto arrange distance management

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 am
by 3DWP
I also would lik to see this as an added feature.

I think raft and support separation gap should/could be the same. I have seen with other slicers and printers this actually works.

I had to print a lot of models with 0.3 mm layer height and the bottom surfaces just looked terrible because of the massive gap of the same layer height.

So please add an option to set a distance for support gap in stead of a number of layers.

Re: Support separation gap, raft speed, and auto arrange distance management

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:08 pm
by 3DWP
I got a message that the support separation gap feature request was forwarded to the development team.

I really hope they will add this, to be able to set the vertical distance between (dense) support and model material would be great. Different materials and layer heights require different distances.

For instance Tiertime 3D printers use Up Studio and they use profiles which can be completely tweaked so I get perfect undersides and raft/support removal nowadays on my Up Box :D

Re: Support separation gap, raft speed, and auto arrange distance management

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:49 am
by ViperZ
+1

Re: Support separation gap, raft speed, and auto arrange distance management

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:37 am
by smoki3
yeah at this point it make more sense to have an absolute distance not just layers. Especially because simplify does not link the separation gap to the layer height

Re: Support separation gap, raft speed, and auto arrange distance management

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:22 pm
by S3D-Jake
Thanks for the multiple feature requests, everyone! The discussion has seemed to focus on support gap rather than the other features suggested by the OP. I might suggest breaking your thread up into a separate thread per feature request so discussion can be more focused.

Again, great ideas! I'll keep track of the discussion here centered around supports and their vertical separation layers.