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  1. In case someone needs a model to play with... See attached file for object/settings. You can probably steal my Flintstones song from my printer's end g-code. Or play with XY and Minimum XY and see if you can figure out why I lose the bottom supports. SupportIssue.3mf Explaining the issue more clearly:
  2. Another strange support issue: It looks like Roof and Floor Horizontal Expansion don't show up. If you search, they appear, but do not display in with the other settings. Also, I can't set the values to a positive number, which seems like that would fix many of my issues with interfaces not contacting the object. Is there some way to use that?
  3. - Stair step height. This version fixes support stair step height, which influences the adhesion between the model and support printed on top (supports everywhere). For now, this bug has had no influence on PVA supported prints. !!! Can you add any more detail on this, and is it related? It sounds like no from "no influence on PVA supported prints", but ~18 months in I'm willing to do a little homework to get prints to work.
  4. Feedback: Supports DO NOT RESPECT the "Minimum Support X/Y Distance" user input with respect to the floors. Is there some way to get the supports to meet the body? I would like to have supports printed on the object attach to the object. Here I have sliced with X/Y Distance and Minimum X/Y Distance both set to 2.0 mm Here I set Minimum to 0.2 mm. The top behaves correctly, making a good bond, but the bottom is unattached to the model, leaving ~30 extrusions of PVA randomly deposited all over my model and ruining the print as well as preventing the support from sticking. I would like to see Support Interfaces X/Y Distance, or the current inputs used on the bottom of prints. If there is a better place to post this, please share! I would DESPERATELY love to use CURA for my multi-material printing. More info to keep this thread from getting too polluted, but I *WOULD* like this issue considered so I'm leaving it here.
  5. It just seems to use the greater of the two numbers. Which makes sense. Basically, I feel the support is using the greater of ("minimum x/y distance", "x/y distance") at all times. Instead, it should use X/Y except in Support Floors and Support Ceilings.
  6. That horizontally expands. It's not really the same thing. You can see massively expanded support, with the same gap. Basically, you can expand support until it forms a complete structure around your object.... But that's not really printing... ON anything, and it won't work if you have complex geometries. There's a SETTING for Z-distance, you would assume someone thought there was utility in being able to choose the distance between support and object, and setting it to 0 for PVA. If you would, could you do it again with settings like mine? If it DOES work on Mac and not on PC... Well, that seems like the sort of thing that could improve the odds of it getting fixed.
  7. Awesome! Thanks! I'd mentioned this on here before and it didn't seem to get any interest from the devs. Perhaps seeing it in action will sell them on it!! I'm convinced, anyway.
  8. Can you point me to the file/GUI-element where I find those settings? To a novice the printer defs are hard to find. That sounds like just what I want!
  9. I'm roughing out a printer concept, and I have one nozzle significantly offset from the other on a dual nozzle set up. Is there some way of making CURA aware that one nozzle covers the entire bed but the other misses the left 50mm? I set the offset on the printer settings, but it clips off from both sides, which is not correct.
  10. +1 I guess no action for a month followed by more talk and then redoubled efforts of no dev participation labels it a "just live with it" topic. In the meantime, you could try taking the top thickness you want, dividing it manually by the layer height, and changing the number. 😛 More seriously - is there something the Devs need to move forward on this? Is it "not an issue", a user error, or is there some benefit to parts missing their tops that we just don't see? If you're just busy, could you engage us just enough to let us know?
  11. I dunno - one day I thought it was working right, but I can't seem to reproduce it. I haven't responded because I can't figure out what triggers it beyond actually needing to print something. Smithy, yours looks right - perhaps try exagurated numbers - min x-y is reasonable, but make general "Support x/y distance" something big like 2 mm so it's obvious. Yours looks right, perhaps you're on a Mac so it works? 🙂 Obewan, it seems you're having the same issues I am - try setting min x-y even lower, but I think it is obvious you're having the same issue. At least I'm not the only one seeing it. I've spent a year screwing with Prusas because they can put support on an existing, sloped wall.... But I would like to think Cura could somehow do this. I've seen far too many people succeed but for the life of me I cannot see how when support prints in mid air. If there's anything I can do to help I am entirely willing.
  12. Hmmm, at an impasse then. Is there something I could do to help you see it happening in a way that would help?
  13. Can someone tell me WHY you would want your support material to print in mid-air and not be able to change this?
  14. There isn't ONE person who can just load this and hit "slice"?
  15. I have a dual extrusion CR-10, just made a profile from scratch when 3.6 came out and haven't had issues. Not sure how I solved it. I just have printer/extruder settings (both) at 1.75, as well as the materials.
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