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Posted · Variable Infill by height?

I have a tall model that I want to have 100% infill for the first 10 cm (height) of the print, then drop back to whatever the global setting is. How can this be done?

 

Can I just make the first layer 10cm high?

 

The idea is to have a strong base and a light top.

 

Thanks,

 

-Dave

 

 

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    Posted · Variable Infill by height?
    On 10/14/2019 at 12:05 AM, DaveWave said:

    I have a tall model that I want to have 100% infill for the first 10 cm (height) of the print, then drop back to whatever the global setting is. How can this be done?

     

    >use the support blocker ( 6th icon on the left side missing a tool tip ) to generate a generic cube model OR add a model of your own for custom shapes 

    > select the model you just placed

    > select Per Model Settings ( 5th icon down on left side also missing tool tip )

    > change the mesh type to "Modify Settings For Overlaps"

    > hit the "select settings" button and add the "infill density" option

    > set the infill density as required ( in my case I needed 100% infill for a section of my model ) 

    > move the model/mesh to where you need it. 

     

    The end result is a model with different infill densities as specified by the overlapping of the modified "support blocker" model/mesh.

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