OK, that sounds quite fair to me but that also means room for improvement. The fully filled layers add a lot to the print time but on the other hand there's a strong part on my print bed now.
Some improvements on the efficiency can also be made on the top of the part. When printing a roof on a cube it is now necessary to print a fill for the whole part while it's not really necessary on the middle layer. A pyramid build-up of the fill would save material and printing time. But that's not a problem, more an improvement.
If there is an area of the model that sticks out and has an angle that makes cura think it needs support it will fill the entire layer. At least that's what my experience is. For example on the classic "Pink panther woman" cura/skeinforge will fill the entire layer when it reaches the ... private parts.
Netfabb on the other hand doesn't fill the entire layer but instead puts a smaller filled area there to keep things together. As for the other slicers, I don't know, haven't tried that particular model with them.
Link to post
Share on other sites