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Posted · Print Speed/Temperature by area or layer

I'm wondering if there's a way to set the print speed by like a cubed area of a model. after slicing it I would like to be set the speed for various parts of the model. Temperature would be nice as well. I've just been manually setting them via my printers touch interface as it's printing.

I've noticed that I don't need supports for small things like a 3mm cylinder button sticking out from a wall at 90 degrees if it's printed really slowly and things have a chance to cool for a second.
The bottom layers depending on shape usually need to be printed slowly ( which cura allows you to specify print speed for top and bottom ) but not all parts of the model require it to be slow so being able to select even just a cubed area or a spherical area for speed would rock. 

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    Posted · Print Speed/Temperature by area or layer

    I'm pretty sure you can do exactly what you are asking.

     

    First create a cube in cad.  ANY dimensions.  I recommend something small like 10mm on a side.

     

    Then you can scale it to any dimension and place it to any location in Cura.  So have your part in cura, then add the cube.

     

    In "preferences" "configure cura" uncheck "ensure models are kept apart".

     

    Make the cube overlap your model.

     

    select your cube by clicking on it.  On left side of screen in "per model setting" change mesh type to "modify setting".  click the select settings button and add the things you want to change (speed, etc).  If you can't add it then... sorry about that.  This is the only way I know how to do this.

     

    Then modify the speed for portions of the print within the modifying cube.

     

    This may sound involved but it's actually very easy and quick to do with a tiny bit of practice.

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