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Posted · GCode Optimization for Stacked Cylinders

Hi All,

New to Cura but old (really old) to GCode. I've got a project that involves what you could call a "Stacked Layer Cake". Essentially, it is a collection of decreasing cylinders on top of each other created in both Blender and TurboCad.

I've used both Cura and Slicr3 but they insist on painting in the top / bottom layers of each cylinder instead of optimizing the run and eliminating the internal surfaces. Sort of like this:

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Instead of this:

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Any ideas on how to resolve this?

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Posted · GCode Optimization for Stacked Cylinders

It's a cad issue. You need to remove those internal surfaces. What cad software are you using?

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