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Posted · Support in the X/Y Direction?

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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    Posted · Support in the X/Y Direction?

    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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    Posted · Support in the X/Y Direction?

    If you download (free) Meshmixer that will let you add your own supports - I think it is part of the Autodesk stable now. If search the forum on meshmixer, @illuminarti wrote a great article on how to use supports in Meshmixer a couple of years ago

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    Posted · Support in the X/Y Direction?

    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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    Posted · Support in the X/Y Direction?

    Where did you get PrintStudio from? I could not find it.

    Interesting comment on Meshmixer. My version comes from before Autodesk go their hands on it and is perfectly stable!

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    Posted (edited) · Support in the X/Y Direction?

    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):

    http://www.spark.autodesk.com/print-studio/download/windows

    http://www.spark.autodesk.com/print-studio/download/mac_os

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    Posted · Support in the X/Y Direction?

    Print Studio is part of the "Spark" framework. It is a standalone program, and are able to slice to g-code as well. You can read more about it here

    https://spark.autodesk.com/developers/reference/desktop-applications/print-studio

    https://spark.autodesk.com/developers/showcase/d0716b0d-5cb4-4959-9f10-032be8591c2a

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    Posted · Support in the X/Y Direction?

    Thanks for the info guys, I will have a look at the weekend :)

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