JimmyTime
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Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:50 pm

Hi All,

I've read some of the past supports threads, but think this is worth asking still. I'm open to alternatives or better ways of using the existing software if you have them!

I typically print helmets and masks. I tend to not care about the inside faces, so I don't want supports generated. But, I DO want supports around the outside surface and eye holes typically.

What I am currently doing, is auto-generating supports, at say, 4mm, >50* in normal mode.

Then, I have to go through an manually delete the large chunk of 'internal' supports that generate under the large head cap overhang.

Keeping the question / feature request short - can you add a lasso type tool that will let me delete a bunch of supports over a selected area?

Again, I'm open to "you're doing it wrong" response completely!

brian442
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:04 am

I would probably just change the support type to "from build platform only". That way you don't get any of the internal supports that you can't remove from the outside.

They show this in the video here around the 3 minute mark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tlrCpwAV4M

zemlin
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:50 pm

Some sort of method for clearing support other than poking them one at a time would be welcome - being able to drag through an area, for example - or a selection rectangle.

JimmyTime
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:51 pm

brian442 wrote:I would probably just change the support type to "from build platform only". That way you don't get any of the internal supports that you can't remove from the outside.

They show this in the video here around the 3 minute mark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tlrCpwAV4M
Thanks Brian, but this happens ever with that option. I tend to print helmets a quarter hemisphere at a time, so no matter what, it's going to add a ton of supports I don't want.

brian442
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:59 am

Maybe it would help if you added a screenshot showing the supports you get and the ones you don't want

JimmyTime
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:41 am

Good idea, I just took some to show:

These are two side pieces of a helmet. I don't care how anything on the inside of the helmet looks, as long as the edges print true so I can glue or friction weld them together, and the part itself prints. the first image shows a bottom shot of the generated supports, and I am mid-way through click-removing some of them. The second shot is typical of what I want to end up with, I am supporting only the outer edges so they fit nicely together with their mating parts.

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JimmyTime
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:13 am

Any dev response?

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dkightley
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:22 am

Its unlikely you'll get one. There's never been a comment on any other request.
Doug Kightley
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S3D-Jason
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:04 pm

Hi Jimmy,

This is a good request, and I know we've had others users request similar things before. Our team reads every single post on the forum, so if you ever post something here, you can be assured we have seen it!

We'll be sure to review this to see if it is possible for future releases

Regards

JimmyTime
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Re: Remove "Lasso" for Supports

Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:27 am

Thanks for the reply Jason. Glad to hear I'm not out of left field with this feature request.

Is there any way to track what features are being worked on for the next version?

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