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Posted (edited) · Custom Skirt / Brim anywhere the user wants - Simplify3D Trick & Peggyb explains how to do it on Cura

Yesterday by mistake found out how to place brim or skirt around any area on the print. This is really helpful to increase the strength of the supports to the bed, or to make specific areas get a stronger grip to the bed when using warp-loving materials like abs, greentec, etc.

Also very easy to use, and you can make the skirt/brim smaller and make the classic 'Mickey mouse ears' used on abs to avoid warping.

How to do it:

 

If you have any doubt use the FFF file I left on youmagine

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/custom-brim-skirts-on-simplify3d

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@peggyb shared how to do this on Cura:

 

this does work in Cura as well, just save a cilinder shape and import it in Cura together with your object, scale its size, set the height as the first layer, multiply when needed and move them close to the corners of your object. You can print the cilinder, but you can also use the 'per model settings' and set the walls, top, bottom, infill to zero and only the extended brim gets printed.

 

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Posted (edited) · Custom Skirt / Brim anywhere the user wants - Simplify3D Trick & Peggyb explains how to do it on Cura

Very nice trick :)

Its great we have good thinkerers around in this community, I subscribe to a few youtubers but havent learnt anything from them, these days they just unbox free printers or print a model off (hairy lion )thingiverse :)

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Posted · Custom Skirt / Brim anywhere the user wants - Simplify3D Trick & Peggyb explains how to do it on Cura

Very nice trick :)

Its great we have good thinkerers around in this community, I subscribe to a few youtubers but havent learnt anything from them, these days they just unbox free printers or print a model off (hairy lion )thingiverse :)

 

Thanks! As soon the zge is finished (we are doing a lot of stress printing and adjusting invisible stuff). My plan is to try to make some videos showing more advanced stuff and I have a couple of tricks that i want to share but I need time... Anyhow ofc my English is quite bad so I'll have to subtitle everything XD

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    Posted (edited) · Custom Skirt / Brim anywhere the user wants - Simplify3D Trick & Peggyb explains how to do it on Cura

    this does work in Cura as well, just save a cilinder shape and import it in Cura together with your object, scale its size, set the height as the first layer, multiply when needed and move them close to the corners of your object. You can print the cilinder, but you can also use the 'per model settings' and set the walls, top, bottom, infill to zero and only the extended brim gets printed.

    Great idea @neotko!

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    Posted (edited) · Custom Skirt / Brim anywhere the user wants - Simplify3D Trick & Peggyb explains how to do it on Cura

    this does work in Cura as well, just save a cilinder shape and import it in Cura together with your object, scale its size, set the height as the first layer, multiply when needed and move them close to the corners of your object. You can print the cilinder, but you can also use the 'per model settings' and set the walls, top, bottom, infill to zero and only the extended brim gets printed.

    Great idea @neotko!

     

    Fantastic! Thanks @peggyb

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    Posted · Custom Skirt / Brim anywhere the user wants - Simplify3D Trick & Peggyb explains how to do it on Cura

    Cool stuff! I will definitly try it!

    I'm also following your channel on youtube since last week. Your accent is totally understandable, not a problem at all!! Keep doing those awesome work, specially S3D stuffs that are dificult to find tips for Ultimaker users, at my point of view ;)

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    Posted · Custom Skirt / Brim anywhere the user wants - Simplify3D Trick & Peggyb explains how to do it on Cura

    I tried the custom brims as explained above and they work quite well. It would be nice to have this as a feature in Cura so you can place these custom brims which would also make them just touch the part rather than overlapping the part like mine does, they were still easy to remove though.

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