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Posted · Skin removal and skin expansion



Can anyone explain what this feature does, by default there are settings in place for both expansion and removal, so does this cancel itself out ?, its not clear what this actually does and what changing the settings will do. @smartavionics could you advise ?


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Posted · Skin removal and skin expansion

Hello @Link. The skin expansion is helpful when you have a skin surface with a wall on top of it. Expanding the skin will push the skin further under the wall and this can avoid ugliness if the infill density below the skin is not high. It's also useful for removing small gaps that can occur in skin when a small feature lies on top of skin, e.g. lettering.


The skin removal feature is used to shrink back skin before it is expanded. So if you shrink and expand by the same amount, the result will be the same? Not if any of the skin area becomes so narrow that it completely disappears. That's the main use for shrinking the skin.

Hope this helps.

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