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Posted · NEWB. Using Cura would Netfabb be better?

I've had my ultimaker up and running for about 3 weeks now and am fairly happy with the results but I'm hitting detail problems that I think are just down to the way Cura sets up the gcode. The photo is a good example. This is a picture of a model railway carriage - so long, thin walls, hollow and detail. As you can see - on a line level with the window(on the right) , the plank detail of the side (and around the corner) suffers for a few layers, resulting in a visible line.

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I'm happy to switch to Nettfab if there's a good chance it will resolve these issues. To give an idea of scale - the photo is take an 20 x magnification, the window is approx 4mm high.

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    Posted · NEWB. Using Cura would Netfabb be better?

    As just an end user that uses both programs. Netfabb does make more aesthetically pleasing toolpaths than Cura. There was an update the other day to Netfabb and it’s finally using retraction. All I can say is that I’ve been able to print a mess of projects at around .06 with supports and get fairly decent results.

    Before that update I've been testing back in forth in both programs to try to get the right look for my printed objects. As long as Netfabb retraction works properly I suppose I'll be using that program a bit more.

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