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Posted · Support Z bottom distance not being working as expected

This is causing supports to break mid-print and spagetti. I am using cura 4.5


Note in the below screenshot that 'Support Z distance' is set to 0.12 which is equal to the 'layer height' setting

I expected supports to start printing with a '1 layer gap' on the model but supports started printing after a 3 layer gap.


Can anyone help?



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    Posted · Support Z bottom distance not being working as expected

    I posted here because this seemed like the best forum for cura questions

    any thoughts anyone? feedback is greatly appreciated


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    Posted · Support Z bottom distance not being working as expected

    Thanks for the reply.

    Good thinking - But I tried changing the 'stair step settings' and that did not make any difference


    I am out of ideas at this point.  I will have to place a support blocker so that the weak supports that failed are not printed.


    I did not want to resort to such workarounds because I dont know which support would fail where when I print a model for the first time. I wanted a reliable printing experience.


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