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Posted · Localised support structure

seated-male.thumb.jpg.c26aa1701cef99dec70ecb5c5e2e70ff.jpg Is it possible to limit the areas in which support is added in Cura? In this model Cura identifies a few areas that it considers need support, but having printed it without I have found that the only areas are under the nose and chin. Everywhere else prints without difficulty. I am printing with the normal setting (.16mm layering) and the quality is excellent, but a little stringing occurs under the nose and chin without support.

I aim to print as many models without support where possible and the very small amount of support required in this model makes using the filament for support instead of PVA less printing time.

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    Posted · Localised support structure

    You cannot directly decide where support is generated, for that you would have to disable automatic support entirely, and instead manually add it (model it into) your 3d model.

    I have however found that you can typically get fairly close to what you want, but playing around with the support settings, the "everywhere" or "buildplate only" options obviously, but also tweaking min x, y and z distances, as well as the support pattern and overhang angle required for support to be generated.

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