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Cooling - Fan override for overhang percent

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:09 pm
by dorgeman
When printing some filaments like ABS, you do not generally want cooling because it makes prints warp and layers delaminate. Layers with overhang (in particular ones with curves or angles in the overhang) are almost impossible to print without some cooling. I would suggest another fan override in the cooling section where one could specify a fan power to be applied only to layers that included an overhang that exceeded a configurable angle. For example, turn the fan on to 10% for layers that include an overhang of 40% or worse. I would expect that Simplify3D knows the overhang percent for each layer, so that this should be possible. Right now, it would be necessary to create different processes, based on trying to figure out which layers do or do not have overhangs that require cooling.


Re: Cooling - Fan override for overhang percent

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:06 pm
by yaksyaksyaks
+1 I also want this feature, but layer by layer, I need to switch the fan on for a small section of the layer for large prints where there is only a small area with overhang.

Re: Cooling - Fan override for overhang percent

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:26 pm
by S3D-Jake
This does seem directly related to a few already existing features from Simplify3D. Bridging fan speed override and Apply bridging settings to perimeters. I believe combining these two features should result in the specified fan speed being applied if the bridging threshold is reached.