JoeJ wrote:Are you talking about the options already in S3D for thin wall behavior? Just go to Advanced tab and look at the "Thin Wall Behavior" section. There's several options including gap fill.
I think that what I am looking for is a feature that would allow S3D to automatically increase or decrease the extrusion width to fill gaps. Here is an example. This is what is generated by S3D for a part that I print fairly often:
And this is what Slic3r does:
The part produced by Slic3er prints more smoothly and more quickly, and suffers only because Slic3r lacks a couple of good anti-ooze features. Slic3r's gap fill is in this case superior.
I'll have to look at the Slic3r code, but what I'm thinking is that gap fill and/or solid infill should, below some threshold of extrusion width/nozzle size ratio, try to fill the gaps by adjusting the extrusion width.
BTW, the pics come from CraftWare, which doesn't appear to be a very good slicer engine (yet, anyway) but has the best G-code visualizer I have yet seen.