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Support for higher angle overhangs needed.

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Posted · Support for higher angle overhangs needed.

I decided to give Cura a whirl again and I'm currently using 13.06.3 I'm very impressed with the recent improvements! However, l'm using support type "Everywhere" (needed for some overhangs that extend over topskins) and I need Cura to generate more support than it's currently generating. (The part doesn't print well.) Looking at the results in both Cura "Layer" mode and also Rep-Host, it seems Cura starts supporting overhang angles only once they reach about 60 degrees from vertical and I'm guessing I'll need something more like 45 degrees for my current project. Is there a way to set Cura to generate a more cautious support strategy?

 

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Posted · Support for higher angle overhangs needed.

I can do about 80 degrees from horizontal. Are you sure you can't do 60?

Having said that, I should also mention that Daid said the support feature needs a lot of work.

 

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Posted · Support for higher angle overhangs needed.

It's hard coded at 60 right now. But if you hack Cura/util/sliceEngine.py this is where the actual engine gets called. Search for 'supportAngle' there you'll find the hard coded 60.

 

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Posted · Support for higher angle overhangs needed.

Thanks, Daid. I'll try it!

 

It's hard coded at 60 right now. But if you hack Cura/util/sliceEngine.py this is where the actual engine gets called. Search for 'supportAngle' there you'll find the hard coded 60.

 

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