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Posted · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?

Hello! I am getting good prints except for my non-retracted travels leaving blobs everywhere. When cura does retract the travel areas look good. How do I force Cura to retract for ALL travel moves?

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Posted · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?

I couldn't figure out how to edit my initial post, but I figured out my problem was I had "combing" enabled. Combing moves do not include retracting. So I can get nice retracts with no  combing, or I can get combing with no retracts. Any way to get both?

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Posted (edited) · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?

Combing is when travelling on places already (or will be) printed in the same layer

 

Did you try these settings ?

 

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I think they will be a good compromise between quality and speed (retraction is time consuming, z hop movements as well)

 

 

Edited by JCD

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Posted · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?

There is also now a Max Comb Distance With No Retract setting that when set to a non-zero value, all combing moves longer than that distance will use retraction (but not z-hop). So this gives you the ability to comb short distances and retract for long distance travel.

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Posted · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?
16 hours ago, smartavionics said:

There is also now a Max Comb Distance With No Retract setting that when set to a non-zero value, all combing moves longer than that distance will use retraction (but not z-hop). So this gives you the ability to comb short distances and retract for long distance travel.

 

This sounds perfect! If I understand correctly, it will retract "while" combing? And this is available in the current release of Cura? I'm away from my PC right now but I'm excited to check ASAP.

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Posted · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?
2 minutes ago, Gabe_D said:

 

This sounds perfect! If I understand correctly, it will retract "while" combing? And this is available in the current release of Cura? I'm away from my PC right now but I'm excited to check ASAP.

 

It's in the 3.4 beta so will be in 3.4 when it arrives.

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Posted · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?

Awww, hurry up and wait I guess ? Any source for pre-compiled beta binaries?

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Posted (edited) · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?


never mind, found the comb distance setting.

 

 

 

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Posted · How to force retracts for ALL travel moves?

It's definitely there (at least in the Windows beta). You may have to go to the configuration screen and make the setting visible.

 

 

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