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Does Cura 2.3 support single-layer thin walls?

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I've created a model with its own custom supports, and I created the support walls to be a single layer wide (ie. just over 0.4mm, for a 0.4mm nozzle). But when I print this using Cura 15.04.6, the support walls are printed in two passes, so they're 2 layers wide (0.8mm).

Is the same true of Cura 2? Or does Cura 2 support single-width walls?

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Are you sure its not just making a single print pass and then a travel pass over it?

Have you check the Layer view in Cura to see if it is a single wall or not?

Do you have any calipers to put on the wall to see exactly how thick it is?

Cura 15.04.4

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Cura 2.3 (Release)

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I've printed single wall items in both versions of Cura and not seen what you are experiencing. Perhaps there is a setting that's not right.

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It's definitely not just a single pass + travel pass. My calipers measure the support walls to be 0.8 to 0.9mm.

I've imported a test model into Cura 15.04.6. Here's the result (and you can see the original model from Fusion 360 in the background):

Cura15_Width_Test.png

The widths in the original model are 0.21mm, 0.41mm, 0.61mm, 0.81mm, 1.01mm.

Here's the result from printing the model. It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but you can see it printed 2 lines side by side, even on the thinnest part:

PrintedTest.jpg

The thinnest part of the model that printed is between 0.8 and 0.9mm:

ThinMeasurement.jpg

This is the profile I'm using: TestPrintSettings.ini

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