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Posted · Help make Skirt print?

Hi all,

I've had my printer, a Printrbot Simple Metal, for about two weeks. It used to print skirts, which I desperately need for the smaller models I print, but now it doesn't. I've read about setting this-or-that setting, but nothing has worked and I'm stumped. I'm sure I'm just overlooking something.

I did re-flash the firmware after I noticed the problem, but no joy. Can anyone help? I'm posting a picture of my config.

Thanks in advance,

Jack

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    Posted · Help make Skirt print?

    I think you mean brim - it's on the first page under "support". Brim touches the model. Skirt doesn't. A "skirt" is just something where it goes around the model once to test out the extruder to get things flowing and you can also use it to check and adjust your leveling at this time before it starts your proper parts. But the skirt doesn't touch the model. The Brim does.

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    Posted · Help make Skirt print?

    You know that you can see instant results to your settings of this kind of thing by looking at layer view, right?

     

    Hi, gr5,

    Thanks for the response. First, no, I meant "skirt". I can get the brim to print, but I want to print the skirt to prime the hot end before it even gets close to the model.

    How do I find "layer view" in Cura? I'm using 15.04.

    Thanks!

    Jack

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    Posted · Help make Skirt print?

    However, I still need to know what settings to use to get a skirt to print.

     

    Go to Expert Settings in the Expert Menu to find Skirt settings.

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    Posted · Help make Skirt print?

    Under "platform adhesion type" choose "none" which is the equivalent of "skirt". Then click the ".." button next to that to contorl skirt settings.

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    Posted · Help make Skirt print?

    You may have to disable support to get the skirt to work - not sure.

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