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Posted · Show support material in default view?

Maybe this option is there and I have missed it...

....but the only way to see the support material and brim/raft is in Layer View. While good, I was curious what people thought about having the support material show up in the default view once they are selected?

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Posted · Show support material in default view?

Sounds like a good idea, but in a different colour then the file is displayed in.

Eventually, you would like to see a representation as accurate as possible of what you are printing / what the physical object is going to look like.

A digital representation you can have in your CAD-tool.

Following this train of thought, one would also like to see how the resolution will affect your print.

Would it also be able someday to spot/display problems, like pillowing?

If so, would you like a warning or wouldn't you want an algorithm to determine whether a print will be good or bad and have it just represent what settings you enter and you check on the file if this is what you are looking for.

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Posted · Show support material in default view?

Hi @SandervG

Yes, a different color, such as what it does in the layer view.

Or, probably a bigger hassle for the programmers, a button that says "Show Support Material"

You are thinking much as I am, so that the view displayed is more representative of what the Ultimaker will produce. As you pointed out, perhaps what 0.2 mm layers would look like versus 0.04 :)

Anything that informs the user of potential issues would be good. And perhaps said suggestions can be disabled in the advanced settings for more experienced users who do not want them/need them.

In my mind, I am still very much a newbie but learning more as I read the forums everyday. Not everyone has the time to follow the forums, so if Cura is tweaked to embrace the novice users more, that helps create a better experience printing :)

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