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[Cura 3.6.0] Understanding wall thickness

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Posted · [Cura 3.6.0] Understanding wall thickness

Hi there,

 

I've got a problem understanding the wall thickness setting:

 

When I'm using a 0,4mm nozzle with a line width of 0,4mm, the default wall thickness is 0,8mm with a wall line count of 2. That's fine.

 

Now when I change the nozzle for one with a diameter of 0,5mm in the machine settings, cura will adapt the line width to 0,5mm but the wall thickness still is 0,8 with a wall count of 2. If I define the wall line count, the input-box for the wall thickness gets grayed out which makes sense. But that grayed out input-box still says 0,8mm. So it's hard for me to tell if cura uses 0,4mm walls or 0,5mm. IMHO there should be a warning (orange input-box) in cases the wall thickness doesn't match the line width setting. AND cura should adapt the wall thickness to the wall line width like the wall line width gets adapted to the nozzle diameter automatically.

 

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Maybe someone could help me make things clear.

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Posted · [Cura 3.6.0] Understanding wall thickness

Cura doesn't actually use the wallthickness, it's a convenience function for wall line count (eg; the engine only uses wall line count, not the thickness). So if you manually change the wall line count, it doesn't auto compute it from the wall thickness anymore, which is why it's greyed out (since it stopped having any effect what so ever)

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Posted · [Cura 3.6.0] Understanding wall thickness

Thanks a lot for the explanation! So the wall thickness should be a subfunction of the wall line count and hidden by default. That would make a lot more sense in my opinion.

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