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Posted · Cura 2.1.3: Surface mode

Hi,

testing 'Surface mode' option in Cura 2.1.3.

From documentation: A ‘both’ mode has now been added. This ensures all closed volumes are printed as normal and all loose geometry as single walls.

I cannot get 'both' mode to work. Can someone give a example of what 'loose geometry' is. I suppose it means any geometry which is not a part of a close volume.

Made a quick test. 10x10x10mm cube with a single square stray polygon 'standing' on top of it vertically. This stray polygon is only sliced as single line in 'Surface' mode and completely ignored in 'Both'.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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    Posted · Cura 2.1.3: Surface mode

    Here are some pictures:

    Test model:

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    Cura in Surface Mode: Surface

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    Cura in Surface Mode: Both

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    So... 'Surface' mode works like intended. Hollow cube with single with a square polygon on top printed in single line. However, 'Both' gives the same result as 'Standard', which is solid cube and the polygon on top completely ignored.

    Unless I don't understand how to use it, 'Both' mode is not working. It would be cool to use such a feature for printing single line text on top of solid prints.

    Would love to received a comment from any Cura devs. Thanks! :)

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