rsteckler
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Bottom layer on support - 0 angle?

Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:46 am

The screenshot attached is from the bottom, looking up through the floor of a print preview. As you can see, Simplify3d is laying down my bottom layers that touch the bed at a 45 degree angle (which works well).
But then you can see an overhang on top of some support that prints the bottom layer at 0 degree angle, which happens to be the same direction as teh support material. This results in a messy bottom layer.

Is this intentional? Is there a way to change it?

Thanks!
ryan
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DarthRevan
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Re: Bottom layer on support - 0 angle?

Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:25 pm

You could switch the support infill angle to 90º.

rsteckler
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Re: Bottom layer on support - 0 angle?

Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:32 pm

I think support infill dictates the degree of the support material itself, right?

I'm looking to change the angle of the bottom layer that's sitting on top of the supports to 45 degrees (like all the rest of the bottom layers).

Here's the picture again with comments to hopefully better explain.
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dkightley
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Re: Bottom layer on support - 0 angle?

Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:58 pm

Is there a way to change it?
Yes. Spin your model by 90 degrees on the build plate. The support will then be generated at 90 degrees to the direction of the lower layer.

I do it all the time to make removal of the support material easier...particularly when I manually place support in a cut-out in a vertical wall and the support material is placed parallel to the wall and there's nothing to get hold of. Spinning the model round ends up with the support at 90 degrees to the wall...and the support can be grabbed with small pliers!
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