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can I adjust Cura to print the same directions, shell and infill, on each layer?


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Posted · can I adjust Cura to print the same directions, shell and infill, on each layer?
6 minutes ago, JTBrown said:

can I adjust Cura to print the same directions, shell and infill, on each layer?

 

You can set the direction of skin and infill lines. By default, the skin lines are at +45 and -45 degrees but if you change the top/bottom line directions to [0] then all the skin lines will be printed at 0 degrees. Similar for infill. Hope this helps.

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Posted · can I adjust Cura to print the same directions, shell and infill, on each layer?

Ah, I just realised that you probably want all the lines printed in the same direction (i.e. bottom to top) but even when setting the directions as I mention above, alternate lines are printed in opposite directions (i.e. first line bottom to top, 2nd line top to bottom, etc.)

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Posted · can I adjust Cura to print the same directions, shell and infill, on each layer?

I believe outer shells are always CCW and inner shells (holes) are CW.  I don't think it's possible to change this.

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Posted · can I adjust Cura to print the same directions, shell and infill, on each layer?

I know this is an old topic, but I've been plagued with the bottom layers mismatched with the rest of the print in multicolored filament.

I've got Cura 5.4.0 and points to install 4.13 to fix the issue.  Is there a setting or a planned fix soon, or do I need to install this older version temporarily?

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    Posted · can I adjust Cura to print the same directions, shell and infill, on each layer?

    no idea but you can have both versions installed at the same time.  I have about 6 versions of cura installed.

     

    There are over 500 features in cura.  Which feature are you referring to exactly?  There is a place where you can list multiple angles for "skin" (I think?  Or is that only for infill?) which are top and bottom layers but not considered "infill".   I think you can do this. You list a bunch of angles like 0,45,90,45 and it cycles through these angles but you can just do a single angle like "27" and it does all the skin at that angle.  I think.  I've not played with it in a while.

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    Posted · can I adjust Cura to print the same directions, shell and infill, on each layer?
    10 hours ago, bigun said:

    but I've been plagued with the bottom layers mismatched with the rest of the print

    Yeah, you can enter the line directions.  What you can't do is have the multi-color filament start in a certain place unless you pause and make an adjustment to the filament input.

    The default "Top/Bottom Line Directions" are [45,135].   If you have 5 bottom layers and 4 top layers it will match.  If the top layers and bottom layers are both set to 4 (for example) then the directions end up different.  The bottom would be 45, 135, 45, 135 with the initial 45 the visible surface on the bed.  The top would be the same 45, 135, 45, 135 but the final 135 would be the show surface on top.

    So what exactly do you mean by "mismatched"?

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