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Hi there,

I'm trying to print something that's thin and tall. I use a brim but the problem is eventually it gets knocked down or shifted. I'm printing vertically to obtain a better resolution and was wondering if there's a way to generate supports not only for overhangs but for the side(s) of the print so that it's more stable while printing.

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If the pieces that need support has an angle at all you could try playing around with the expert settings for the support and change the angle it activates at. Expert -> Open expert settings.

But it sounds like it would probably be better to design the extra support yourself. People are usually smarter when it comes to generating support like that.

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Hey everyone, thanks for the responses! I got around to trying both Meshmixer and Autodesk Print Studio. Meshmixer would crash anytime it would try to analyze/compute the supports so it was unusable on my system. Autodesk Print Studio has a wonderful UI and I've been able to add the supports I needed with no problem.

Thanks again!

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Autodesk Fusion 360 (which is free for private use) will setup PrintStudio when you hit the "print" button. If you want it separately, these 2 links are given on the Dremel Homepage (my old printer is a Dremel):



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