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Variable Extrusion Sizing

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Hi there,

this is a feature proposal for Cura or a wish for next christmas ?. I haven't found anything on the forum or elsewhere on the net.

 

I think it would be really nice to have a feature in cura that is like the "variable extrusion sizing" in Simplify3D.

This would be great for:

  • small details in the print
  • automatically select thick line width for infill or other areas where resolution is not needed, which speeds up the print
  • better print quality at corners / tips, i.e. the tip is filled with line that is decreasing in width
  • better print quality  at "tunnels"/spaces between walls that dont exactly match the line width, i.e. a thicker line instead of a wiggely one

 

In cura you can set the infill line width separatly from the wall line width, which is nice but only covers a part of the addressed issues.

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Cura has had an adaptive layer heights feature since I think 3.2.1.  It's called Adaptive Layer Height, and you can also set the 'Infill Layer Thickness' to change the thickness of the interior infill line.

 

I don't think you can setup variable line thickness manually within a given layer, but you can enable 'Fill Gaps Between Walls' to sort of do this automatically, but I've never had much luck with this setting so I leave it off.

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