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Posted (edited) · Is filament thickness taken into account by Cura?

When a precise measurement is required, do I need to take the filament thickness into account or does cura that when  producing gcode?

E.g. when the outer diameter of a tube has to be 20mm and the filament is 0,4 thick, do I have to draw 19,6 to obtain max 20mm?



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    Posted (edited) · Is filament thickness taken into account by Cura?

    What you mean is most probably the line width. That *should* be taken into account by Cura, however, most profiles (at least the Ultimaker ones) are... less than accurate, to say it kindly. If you really need exact measurements, you'll probably have to experiment with all kinds of settings, as well as changing the dimensions in CAD. 


    (when people say "filament thickness", they usually mean the diameter of the input filament, e.g. 1,75mm for most current desktop FDM printers, and 2,85mm for Ultimaker, Lulzbot and some others.)

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    Posted · Is filament thickness taken into account by Cura?
    23 minutes ago, Robavh said:

    BTW do you think that 2,85 mm will disappear?

    No, both variants have their advantages - don't worry 🙂 

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