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Print infills before perimeters

Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:07 am


This is an option in Cura: You can print infills before perimeters. While it might not be very obvious where that would help, I think that in practice it is an efficent way to prevent blobs on the surface. Cura increases the Z height when it is on the infill, so any blob formed stays in the infill. Then , the infill is directly connected to the perimeter, so the transition is invisible and there is no blob on the surface (or really minimal). It would be nice to have this option in Simplify3D.

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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:12 am

Make good.

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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:15 pm

I'm pretty sure Slic3r also has this feature. It would be great if S3D as well.

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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:01 am

Is this really not a function? I cant believe it doesnt exist in a software that supposedly is more advanced than for example slic3r and cura.
I have used all 3 and both slic3r and cura has this function.

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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:35 am

settings/layer/outline direction
imo if you are using more then one perimeter it will print from outside to inside or from inside to outside ... in case from inside to outside you get the same benefit as with "infill first" and you can print infill after perimeter and get it to stick better to the perimeter so it's actually better then cura's "infill first" (if it works the way I figured inside out would be best, you get perimeter closest to infill first, then rest of the perimeters then infill... now I might be wrong as I assume it works like that, never actually tested the theory :( )
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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Fri May 12, 2017 8:14 am

I don't prevent blobs, because I don't have one, BUT I have an Dual Extruder with one nozzle. Now I can use a Prime Pillar or the Ooze Shield. But I guess the nozzle could get clean with infill 1st also. That would have more benefits in some cases. I know if I have an small object the nozzle could be still dirty from the old color, but in some case it would prevent trash filament.

I bet it's easy to implement this feature in this awesome software.

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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:34 pm

+1 pretty please

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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:39 pm


I have the same dual extruder issue mentioned above. I have a pretty big (much bigger than I'd like) prime pillar, but alternating white and red filament, it takes a LOT of printing to go back to completely white. Infill first would be a great way to create more attractive prints and save wasted filament.

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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Bump. Please add this feature

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Re: Print infills before perimeters

Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Ok, this thresad is old, but it is an issue for printing dual Color.

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