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Posted · Do these areas need support?

We're preparing a print and in Cura these windows (and other similar windows around the model) require support material? Is this normal? I know there is essentially an overhang on the lintels but I'm just not sure it needs it?

 

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Posted (edited) · Do these areas need support?

Typically bridges (aka horizontal overhangs between two edges) up to a length of about 7-8mm are fine without support on an Ultimaker printer. If they are longer, special bridging settings could be applied or you (more easily) print it with support.

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Posted · Do these areas need support?
2 hours ago, Dim3nsioneer said:

Typically bridges (aka horizontal overhangs between two edges) up to a length of about 7-8mm are fine without support on an Ultimaker printer. If they are longer, special bridging settings could be applied or you (more easily) print it with support.

When you say 'bridging' supports, what do you mean by that and where can I find a setting for it?

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Posted · Do these areas need support?

Special bridging settings can be found in the "Experimental" section of the detailed Cura settings.

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