msaine
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:29 pm

[ADDED] Raft footprint adjustments

Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:06 pm

I would like to see a feature that would allow tuning of the raft size. I am printing a part that has a very small footprint on the table but is rather large overall. The problem is that the raft appears to take an Ariel view from the Z axis and creates a footprint of the entire part. This is entirely an overkill and a waste of time and filament. I would like to be able to limit the raft to say a settable distance from the contact points on the table. Sort of like the skirt offset variable. If you need support to hold down a part; a few millimeters around the contact point should be sufficient, not the whole shadow of the part. In some cases the raft uses as much filament as the part simply because it uses a shadow image. Supports outside the raft area would be to the table, or an option to include the raft in their contact points.

S3D-Jason
Posts: 302
Joined: Sun May 31, 2015 6:01 am

Re: Raft adjustments

Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:35 am

This has been improved in Version 4.0. The raft is now only placed where it is absolutely needed, which can save a great deal of time and filament!

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