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Cura Custom Support Extends Down to Build Plate


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Posted · Cura Custom Support Extends Down to Build Plate

Hi am having a strange issue with my print. I made 2 pieces of custom support (shown in black) for the top of the S. 

This is how I would I would like it to print...however, 

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When I select Layer View, it looks like this. The support material is unnecessarily extended to the build plate.

How can I prevent that?

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    Posted (edited) · Cura Custom Support Extends Down to Build Plate

    Thanks for the reply. I tried to do what you say, but I can't get the setting to activate. There is a little i next to that says the setting is hidden by the value of Support Mesh. 

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    Then when I turn on the Support Mesh setting, it refuses to appear. I even turned every setting on and it still didn't appear in the Special Modes section.....how can I get the setting to appear?

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    Posted · Cura Custom Support Extends Down to Build Plate

    I meant in the sidebar, not in the setting visibility dialog. But that might not work (not sure).

    What may work is using the Per Model Settings tool, go to Add Settings, and tick the "Show All" and use the search in that dialog.

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    Posted · Cura Custom Support Extends Down to Build Plate

    Oh, thanks. After much frustration I finally got it to work but there is a bit of a *glitch to work around. This is what works for me:

    Click Per Model Settings

    Print as Support

    Select Settings

    Check Drop Down Support

    Close

    The default box is unchecked so you would think that there would be no Drop Down Support generated, but you'd be wrong 🙂

    *put a check in the box and then uncheck it

    Prepare

     

    Problem Solved! Thank you Ahoeben!

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