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Posted · Support Blocker as Support no show

Can someone please help? I've been using Cura with no hassles, barring of my own making. This is undoubtedly one of them, but I can't figure it out...

 

I'm using a support Blocker AS SUPPORT but when I slice it it shows all grey, as in, it won't print. I've used this technique before, so it's some setting I've changed, but I can't figure out what. What would stop a Support block printing? I have Supports enabled, it has a clear path to the Buildplate (actually I've hit this issue a few times now), selected a variety of support % and patterns, etc.

 

I've attached a screenshot. IN this case, I'm using Tree Support, but I want a little extra support where the tree won't grow. I know I can mix them, I've done it before. But, like you see, the support box is greyed out & does not print.

snap016_zpsz5mgb6fd.jpg

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Posted · Support Blocker as Support no show

“Print as Support” seems to be broken in Cura 4.1. Not your fault (for once 🙂 )

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Posted · Support Blocker as Support no show

Sadly reassuring... I had wondered bout the timing of the failures.

 

Thanks anyway.

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Posted · Support Blocker as Support no show

I heard it's working in 4.0 and I heard a rumor it is fixed in 4.2 (which isn't out as of today).  I don't use support very often so I hadn't noticed.  Also I'm still on 4.0.

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Posted (edited) · Support Blocker as Support no show

Is it worth going back to 4.0 or is 4.2 imminent?

 

EDIT - it does indeed work in 4.0...

Edited by WulfC
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Posted · Support Blocker as Support no show

I would guesstimate that Cura 4.2 will be released around one and a half month from now, barring any unforeseen blocking issues.

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Posted · Support Blocker as Support no show

Thanks, I'll just stick with 4.0 until then.

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Posted · Support Blocker as Support no show

Hello @WulfC, if you are running Cura on either Linux or Windows then you could use one of my builds which are based on the Ultimaker master branches + my own work. You can find them at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s43vqzmi4d2bqe2/AAADdYdSu9iwcKa0Knqgurm4a?dl=0

 

I don't know if the fix you require is in place yet but if Ultimaker have fixed the problem then my next build should be OK.

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Posted · Support Blocker as Support no show

Thanks, but I have discovered I can have both 4.0 and 4.1 on my PC at the same time - if I click on a file to open it it'll always open in 4.1, but if I need 4.0 I can open that first. That'll do nicely until 4.2 appears.

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