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Initial Layer Line Width VS Initial Layer Flow

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Posted · Initial Layer Line Width VS Initial Layer Flow

Hi,

I just can't figure out the difference Initial Layer Line Width VS Initial Layer Flow.

If I understand correctly, both just extrude more filament ?

Am I correct ?

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Posted (edited) · Initial Layer Line Width VS Initial Layer Flow

Hello @nobio8. Yes, they have very similar effect in that they both scale the amount of filament extruded. One small difference is that changing the initial layer line width alters the number of lines used to print the brim but changing the initial layer flow does not.

 

A further difference is that changing the initial layer line width actually alters the positions of the printed lines but changing the flow doesn't, it just makes the lines fatter. Compare these two images...

 

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Screenshot_2019-03-01_07-49-49.thumb.png.52bd6e79b32052c1e0b7c9e4262fef60.png

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Posted · Initial Layer Line Width VS Initial Layer Flow

than you smartavionics,

so it behaves as expected, so one could combine two of them in

certain scenarios 

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Posted · Initial Layer Line Width VS Initial Layer Flow

Well no not strictly true. I have never use initial layer line width, maybe my version of Cura does not offer that, but I run my initial layer at 70% flow and that reduces extrusion

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