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Last layer H/V orientation for a better finishing

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Posted · Last layer H/V orientation for a better finishing

Is there any Cura setting that force the roofs (and floors) to be printed in horizontal or vertical lines (in respect to the build plate), instead of diagonal?

Whenever an object has a top flat layer, the fact that Cura always prints it diagonally produces not optimal results.

I understand that a diagonal print might be more resistant, but I would like having only the top 2-3 layers in horizontal fashion.

Obviously I could turn the object itself 45°, as in below picture (left), and get horizontal lines, but I would prefer having only the "final layers" in horizontal fashion, while all the rest of the print keeps a more solid diagonal design.


The two photos I've included show the last layer in diagonal, that - even with ironing enabled - produce sub-optimal results.


Would it be possible with Cura?



diagonal finish1.jpg

diagonal finish2.jpg

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