cybrsage wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Why do they have a "Clear All Supports" button if that button is not actually going to Clear All Supports? All it does is makes you THINK it cleared all the supports, but the slicer is actually going to add ALL the supports instead.
It is not "as it should work", it is a long standing bug then. They should remove the button or rename it "remove all supports from this window but not actually remove them for real so the model will still be printed with supports", which is what it really does.
That´s just bull....
this is all about the manual support window and all those buttons do exactly as intended and expected.
Placing supports, deleting some or all and whatever...
Once one will press the slice button one will get asked whether to turn on the support-generation in the print profile.
This confirmed the function will stay active until deactivated again.
What it does is that it checks whether there are already manual supports which will be used as priority.
If there are no manual ones the -still activated- supports function will use the settings in the profile.
I see it a different way.
S3D spares me the effort to go into tthe profile and checking the enable support checkbox by doing that "automatically"
once I determined custom supports.
Certainly, S3D maybe could switch of the supports when clearing all supports in the MANUAL supports window
the same way as enabling the generation.
But why should one want this to happen?
My Model either needs supports or it does not.
When I open the manual supports window my model needs supports, I then play around with different settings
and see my supports clearly at the build plate. Once I think they are properly placed and I let S3D do the slicing
there comes the question whether to enable the supports generation.
And why would I want to turn that off again?
Sure, I delete my setting after that.
I have a template (ready configured) process which I clone for each new part, doing the specific settings there.
Maybe this is more about the way how the profiles/settings are used differently by users....