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Posted · 2nd Post - Understanding support settings in 4.4.1

Well, I think I'm making good headway in getting a handle on working with Cura 4.4.1

At least, good enough that I am unwilling to go to 4.5! LOL

I have a question about supports, and settings for supports now. Namely, I do not understand the relationships between the "Support Z Distance" and "Support X/Y Distance" and how the model gets supported overall. I'm not entirely sure how to describe what I don't understand.

What I am stuck on is this: If I have a distance between the support and the model, then what's supporting the model on that distance? The whole concept doesn't make any sense to me.  I've even checked out the Settings Guide, and separate research on the 'net. And I still don't get it. For a support to actually hold something up, it has to be touching it to hold it up!

Can anyone explain this in a way I can get?

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Posted · 2nd Post - Understanding support settings in 4.4.1

That includes myself.  Just when I think I got it, I don't.  I have gone from 4.4 to 4.4.1, and now 4.5 !

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Posted · 2nd Post - Understanding support settings in 4.4.1

I'm not entirely sure why there have been no substantive responses, other than people may be having a difficult time visualising what I am stating. So I have attached a screenshot. The red arrows indicate the space to which I referred in my original post. Also, note the orange arrow, as it is indicating a little "blip" or dot of material laid down in the previous layer. I don't know what to make of this either.

Could I please get some responses to explain these phenomena?


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