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Vertical Offset in Cura 4.3.0


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Posted · Vertical Offset in Cura 4.3.0

I like to have 1.5 mm of support below the bottom surface of my models.  It makes it easier to remove the model from the support mat.

How do I set Cura 4.3.0 to give me that gap and the support in it?

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    Posted · Vertical Offset in Cura 4.3.0

    Try taking a look at Raft settings:

    1. Select "Raft" under Build Plate Adhesion
    2. Type "raft" into the settings search, this will bring up all the settings that have "raft" in the name.

     

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    Posted · Vertical Offset in Cura 4.3.0

    Are we sure we are talking about the same thing?

     

    I am not talking about a (e.g. 0.15 mm) 'gap' between the raft and the model which is supposed to stop the model sticking to the raft like a limpet on a rock.  I am talking about elevating the model 1.5 mm above the raft and filling that space with support material.  Is that what they call 'Raft Air Gap' ?

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    Posted · Vertical Offset in Cura 4.3.0

    Are we sure we are talking about the same thing?

     

    I am not talking about a (e.g. 0.15 mm) 'gap' between the raft and the model which is supposed to stop the model sticking to the raft like a limpet on a rock.  I am talking about elevating the model 1.5 mm above the raft and filling that space with support material.  Is that what they call 'Raft Air Gap' ?

     

    There is a setting available for offset in Z axis but when you change it it immediately reverts to zero.  I can't set it to 1.5 and have the model jump up!

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    Posted · Vertical Offset in Cura 4.3.0

    I'm suggesting using a raft as the support buffer.

     

    But if you really just want to raise the model, look in Preferences. There is a setting "Automatically drop models to the build plate" that is enabled by default.

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    Posted · Vertical Offset in Cura 4.3.0

    Ah Ha!

    Thanks

     

    BTW:  I am printing on BuildTak and I find that support doesn't stick well to the surface.  So, I create a raft and use 1.5 mm of support under the model without any high density layer on top.  The model builds on the support just fine but I can then remove the model from the support without a struggle.

     

    Do you have a better method?

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