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Posted · Top thickness not respected when using adaptive layers

I implemented minimum top/bottom skin thickness for when adaptive layers are in use. You can find Linux and Windows builds with this feature at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s43vqzmi4d2bqe2/AAADdYdSu9iwcKa0Knqgurm4a?dl=0

 

I don't use adaptive layers myself so please try it out and open an issue at https://github.com/smartavionics/Cura/issues if you have any feedback.

 

If it works OK, I shall submit a PR so it can be added to Ultimaker's Cura.

 

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    Posted (edited) · Top thickness not respected when using adaptive layers

    Thanks!  This is looking good to me.  I brought back some of my old prints that I did where the top layers were too thin because of adaptive layers (causing bubbling and holes between infill lines), and the top layers are showing the correct thickness now.

     

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2764962

     

    The Riser.stl from that was a problem to print using the previous adaptive layers implementation with a layer height of 0.2mm and adaptive layers set to maximum variation of 0.1 and a variation step size of 0.02.  The preview looks good so I will go ahead and print it.

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    Posted · Top thickness not respected when using adaptive layers

    Printing now...  I am really looking forward to being able to use adaptive layers without worrying about either wasting material or compromising on thickness.  I had to always bump up the top/bottom layer count to make up for the thinnest top layer and wasting plastic on the top/bottom layers that are at the max thickness.  This change you made will make adaptive layers worth using to me.

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    Posted · Top thickness not respected when using adaptive layers

    Awesome! Thanks!

     

    I'd mentioned this on here before and it didn't seem to get any interest from the devs. Perhaps seeing it in action will sell them on it!! I'm convinced, anyway.

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