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Use different nozzles for dense and sparse support

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:13 am
by Menissalt
Soluble support is expensive compared to most filaments used with them. It would save quite a bit of money if we had the option of using the primary printing filament for sparse support layers and only use the secondary filament, like soluble material, as the dense layers. This should provide the same excellent support while significantly reducing cost.

Of course for anything with internal or difficult to reach structures this wouldn't be useful.

Re: Use different nozzles for dense and sparse support

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:43 am
by wirlybird
You can do this with multi extruder printers.
Under the supports section you can assign the extruder to the support type.

Re: Use different nozzles for dense and sparse support

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:51 pm
by S3D-Jake
wirlybird is correct. This was added in version 4.0.0, https://www.simplify3d.com/software/rel ... ion-4-0-0/