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Cura 13.11 support, lost direction

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Hi all,

can somebody please point me in the right direction.

Using Cura 13.11, and printing with support 'Touching Buildplate'.

I want my support material a little closer to the main object, so when I reduce the x.y from 0.7 to 0.2. I suspect a bigger support area and closer to the object.

Apparently Cura thinks the other way around :shock: .

I'm trying to quit smoking and might think in the wrong direction :mrgreen: , so better check first before reporting a bug.

Regards Kees

supp07 015

supp02 010

 

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Okeehj, did not notice that.

so print screens take 2, both layer 55.

I assumed that a 0.7 xy gap and 0.15 z gap would come up with bigger distance between main part and support.

But as shown in the layerviews and total grams a setting of 0.2 xy and 0.10 z results in a bigger gap and more grams used for the print.

I suppose there is a logic in it, but I have not found it yet...

SupLayer55 02 010

SupLayer55 07 015

 

Edit... PS.

note the empty brims in the 0.2xy 0.10z view.

 

Have not printed it yet in 0.2xy and 0.10 z version, could until then be only a visual problem.

 

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The XY distance from object secretly also effects an internal setting which expands the supports before removing anything that is too close to the object. Which is why you see expanding support material when you lower the XY distance.

 

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