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Posted · What is going on with new supports in Cura?

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Just look at this supports... Why so bad? Ender 3 profile, version 4.2.1. This benchy is unprintable. How could they release software even wihout testing the most popular model on the most popular printer?

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    Posted · What is going on with new supports in Cura?

    I don't know but you should realize that Benchy is meant to test your printer and it is meant to be printed without any supports.

     

    Cura is paid for by Ultimaker which sells printers but gives Cura away for free.  The Creality is a competitor of Ultimaker.  Creality should be testing Cura and customizing it for the Ender printer (with an Ender printer profile).  Testing should be done by Creality.  Not Ultimaker.

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    Posted · What is going on with new supports in Cura?
    19 minutes ago, gr5 said:

    I don't know but you should realize that Benchy is meant to test your printer and it is meant to be printed without any supports.

     

    Cura is paid for by Ultimaker which sells printers but gives Cura away for free.  The Creality is a competitor of Ultimaker.  Creality should be testing Cura and customizing it for the Ender printer (with an Ender printer profile).  Testing should be done by Creality.  Not Ultimaker.

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    Same with ultimaker printer. That is not about settings, in version 3.6.0 supports are ok.

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    Posted · What is going on with new supports in Cura?

    I think this has to do with one of the support settings - for example:

    X/Y overrides Z, if enabled would do just this

    X/Y support distance, if too large might do this I think

     

    Check your setting "support distance priority".

     

    Maybe type "support" in that setting search box and take a screen shot of just the settings that appear.

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    Posted · What is going on with new supports in Cura?
    36 minutes ago, gr5 said:

    I think this has to do with one of the support settings - for example:

    X/Y overrides Z, if enabled would do just this

    X/Y support distance, if too large might do this I think

     

    Check your setting "support distance priority".

     

    Maybe type "support" in that setting search box and take a screen shot of just the settings that appear.

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    Posted · What is going on with new supports in Cura?

    So I tried slicing benchy in 4.0 and got the same result as you.  I set "support X/Y distance" and also "minimum support X/Y distance" to zero and the support reached up to the top of those tiny shelves.

     

    So it's not a bug - it's a feature.  It keeps the support from touching the hull of benchy  or the walls of the wheel house (which are not vertical - they tilt out a bit).

     

    But really I would turn off support for benchy.  Benchy does not need any support.

     

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