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Posted · Why Cura can not create GCode for 0.4 Walls ?

Hi @all

This is my first post here, and I come up directly with a question...


I use Cura since a long time, and I'm sure that it has worked in a previous version.


I create the supports for overhangs of my object in the 3D Designer directly and don't use Curas support option for it. My problem is, if I create a wall of 0.4mm (same as nozzle size), Cura create a GCode for two lines for this "wall". I have read this Thread here: https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/20759-how-to-get-cura-to-slice-my-04-mm-walls


... But this is not my problem. I can slice the thin walls, but I get allways a print where my support walls will be printed with a thikness of ~0.8mm, because they will be printed with two

rounds of the nozzle. I want to have supports like in the spiralizing mode or Curas Support walls, where the nozzle moves only one times for the support wall. In other slicers is this no problem. Why Cura create a gcode where the nozzle drives two times for the wall ?


In the pictrues I have attached, only one line is shown for the support wall, but during the print, two walls will be printed.


Greetz CR



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    Posted (edited) · Why Cura can not create GCode for 0.4 Walls ?

    Hi, thanks for the replies. 


    Of course, the line width is set to 0.4mm and also the nozzle size. Also if I try to set thinner/bigger lines, for example 0.38 or 0.42 instead 0.4, the nozzle will move 2 times over the Walls, which are 0.4mm. The same result is, when I make the walls thinner than 0.4mm.


    It can also not be a solution to work with wrong nozzle or wall settings, then I will get other trouble. 


    The problem is to remove the support when the lines are 0.8mm.


    Greetz CR

    Edited by CumpyRules
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