hakimio
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:54 am

Start point in concave location

Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:02 am

While in general Simplify3D gives much better results compared to Slic3r, there is one problem with S3D - it makes the seam much more visible compared to Slic3r. It would be great if there was a setting to tell S3D to automatically choose start point in a concave location when possible (otherwise put all the start points in one single line closest to the chosen point).

kejocu
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:20 pm

Re: Start point in concave location

Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:38 pm

Yes! This is the main thing that Slic3r does better than S3D.

NitroXpress
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:14 am
Location: Germany

Re: Start point in concave location

Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:43 pm

If your printer and S3D is perfect adjusted, S3D can create nearly unvisible seams.
No matter where the seam is located, except in corners,
Thanks to coast/wipe function !
Unfortunately Slic3r don't have an adjustable coasting option.

However the concave option would be nice...

Frank

KC_703
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Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:23 pm

Re: Start point in concave location

Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:10 am

While you can't specify a start point for a concave face, the start point for a layer can be specified to a XY location. With this feature, the start point of the concave face should be constant... just not specific to the face.

So to print a predictable layer seam, specify middle-back location of the printer as the start point. Then rotate and place the model so the back corner is closest to the middle-back of the printer. This should produce a consistent layer seam along the back corner.

NitroXpress
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:14 am
Location: Germany

Re: Start point in concave location

Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:40 am

Yes, this is the only workaround at the moment.
But much effort and sometimes impossible when printing multiple parts.

The better way would be, to perfect the retract/unretract settings with different speeds proposed here:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=689

Frank

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