KC_703
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Re: Improvement Request: Generate Raft only under supported

Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:02 pm

+1

But why a raft and not a brim to maximize contact with the bed?

As a manual workaround, place the attached thin squares or disc to act as anchors under the supports that need better adhesion. Use the scale function to size the anchors appropriately. Manual support tool can help visualization of supports.
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mitchfx
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Re: Improvement Request: Generate Raft only under supported

Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:54 pm

I totally agree here. I've pretty much quit using rafts due to this reason and switched to making my own custom helper shapes in 3d software to help the supports stick to the bed without the need for extra raft being printed where not needed.

dennisjm
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Re: Improvement Request: Generate Raft only under supported

Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:15 pm

+1.

My current workaround is to import small square and circle objects and scale them to fit under where the support will be.

darebee
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Re: Improvement Request: Generate Raft only under supported

Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:44 pm

dennisjm wrote:Yes, I've wished for this too. A few parts I printed recently took longer to print the raft than the part. I needed the raft because the supports by themselves wouldn't stick well to the print bed.
Hear Hear


Marshall
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Re: Improvement Request: Generate Raft only under supported

Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:29 am

This is about the 40th request for this feature. ;)

I too started a thread on it sometime ago because I mainly print cylinders and rings for products I make; couldn't deal with a 20 minute raft and a 3 minute part.

I think the forum has spoken!

Thank you S3D team!

spasticken
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Re: Improvement Request: Generate Raft only under supported

Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:17 pm

This is an outstanding idea!

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Section31
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Re: Improvement Request: Generate Raft only under supported

Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:53 pm

+1

Less wasted material. I like it.

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