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Config to print PLA with PVA Support

Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:37 pm

I'm not understanding something that seems like it should be easy. I want to print with disolvable support. I have a Ultimaker 3 with PVA on the left and PLA on the right.

- In the FFF window Auto-Configure is set to PLA (right) PVA (left).
- In the Layer tab the primary extruder is set to Right
- In the Additions tab the Raft extruder is Right.
- Infill is set to Right
- In the Support tab Support and Dense Support sre set to Left

The preview in "Prepare to Print" shows only "Process 1" (in blue). Both the primary material and the support material are blue.

Should I not be seeing the support material in a different color from the primary material?

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Config to print PLA with PVA Support

Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:27 am

When you are viewing your print in Process Mode only different processes will be different colors. Your setup is currently only using one process so you will only see that one color.

I would suggest using Active Toolhead coloring as this will color the parts of your print based on the toolhead being used to print them.

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