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gcode density of curves generated in cura

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Posted · gcode density of curves generated in cura

So we have a large format FDM printer that is 30ft long and uses a pellet extruder, and we use cura to slice prints on it. We've had some unique issues pop up because of the size of the prints our machine does, we were doing a large vase with alot of curves on it, and noticed as we started printing faster (30mm/s) that the printer started to lag while printing, slightly pausing during curves.

I'm wondering if scaling this vase up significantly (which increases the size of the curvy walls) also scales up the density of the gcode generated for those curves to such a high amount that the controller can't keep up with it. Its controller is just a ramps board with marlin.

If this is what the issue is, then what are the chances that a function could be implemented in cura that can reduce the amount of points required?

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