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like playing with the concentric top/bottom infill, looks cool and all. But, it's kinda weak as it doesn't really get a structural build with the lines perfectly on top of each other and no cross building. I see the start layer on the bottom can be set to regular lines infill. which helps.

Thinking though wouldn't it be better if all bottom/top infill was normal lines crossing for structure, then just the very top layer or 2 were concentric for the look! think that would be a better option. or the very 1st bottom layer was concentric,. then build up were all crossing lines, then the very top was concentric.. again showing the pattern on the face of the model but structural strength inside.

Just a thought. :)

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Which Cura are you using? I think since Cura 2.5 it has some of the option available.

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but that only does the bottom, not the top, which if ya think about it is likely more where you want it. The bottom is usually, the bottom of the print and no one will see it ;)

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I posted a similar request / enhancement back on July 3, but I've had no responses from anyone on the forum:

I would like to see the option in Cura to allow for a different Top / Bottom Pattern in the same print. We already have the ability to choose a Bottom Pattern Initial Layer. Why not be able to choose a different Top Pattern and Bottom Pattern for the entire model? For instance, Concentric for bottom layers and Lines for top layers.

Seems like it should be fairly easy to implement.

Thoughts??

Maybe someone will pick up on your thread?

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....but that only does the bottom, not the top, which if ya think about it is likely more where you want it. The bottom is usually, the bottom of the print and no one will see it ;)

I agree, but I did point it out only because the original post mentioned the bottom as well. And, I agree that it would be nice to have a top layer feature too.

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....but that only does the bottom, not the top, which if ya think about it is likely more where you want it. The bottom is usually, the bottom of the print and no one will see it ;)

I agree, but I did point it out only because the original post mentioned the bottom as well. And, I agree that it would be nice to have a top layer feature too.

I guess nobody else thinks this is a good idea . . .:(

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I do believe that this is addressed to one degree or another in the upcoming 2.7. I am having morning coffee, so I am trying to remember, but I seem to be remembering this thread when reading the new features. Or, I could have not understood what the new feature was.

Ack!! COFFEE...CAFFEINE!! Must...mainline.....caffeine!! Set up the IV drip!!

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Good to know the brain is not totally dead. It may be why it did not get much mention. Having developed things before, in various industries, it can be bad to build up expectations in case it takes longer than expected or causes trickle down effects. Programming can be particularly nasty about unintended effects and can be a pain to track down.

Better to say nothing than say anything at all in most cases.

Oh!! And they have the Neotko Sanding feature being implemented (Ironing) and I will be happy to see how that helps.

I am so busy experimenting with things that I just do not have the time to test these new features.

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Good to know the brain is not totally dead. It may be why it did not get much mention. Having developed things before, in various industries, it can be bad to build up expectations in case it takes longer than expected or causes trickle down effects. Programming can be particularly nasty about unintended effects and can be a pain to track down.

Better to say nothing than say anything at all in most cases.

Oh!! And they have the Neotko Sanding feature being implemented (Ironing) and I will be happy to see how that helps.

I am so busy experimenting with things that I just do not have the time to test these new features.

Yes, I tried the new Top Surface Skin Pattern, and it does pretty much what I was looking for, but why not just make it part of the Top/Bottom Pattern, by splitting that menu Item in to two distinct items i.e. Top Pattern and Bottom Pattern?

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Good to know the brain is not totally dead. It may be why it did not get much mention. Having developed things before, in various industries, it can be bad to build up expectations in case it takes longer than expected or causes trickle down effects. Programming can be particularly nasty about unintended effects and can be a pain to track down.

Better to say nothing than say anything at all in most cases.

Oh!! And they have the Neotko Sanding feature being implemented (Ironing) and I will be happy to see how that helps.

I am so busy experimenting with things that I just do not have the time to test these new features.

Yes, I tried the new Top Surface Skin Pattern, and it does pretty much what I was looking for, but why not just make it part of the Top/Bottom Pattern, by splitting that menu Item in to two distinct items i.e. Top Pattern and Bottom Pattern?

That I could not say (Re: Splitting menuing). But I look forward to the stable version to come out. I, hopefully will be testing something out soon and do not want to overload my plate. I am already going nuts on spiralize and using fractals for lamp and vase shapes LOL

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