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Posted (edited) · Layer height thickness control on different Z heights?

Hi all,

I need to print tubular products that have a need for a higher detail at certain elevations, while all other sections may be printed at a more rough setting.


Simplfy3D seems to allow splitting of the object in Z-sections where you can then alter any settings you want, like the wall thicknesses, etc?

I didn't buy S3D, I have this info from reading and watching YouTube.


I have now done a test by splitting a tubular shape in 2 sections. I turned off the "drop to build plate" option and stacked the 2 items on top of each other.

Then, using the "Per model settings" I see I can change the wall thicknesses of Outer and Inner, so that gets me closer to the goal..

But there is no way to adjust the layer height there or switch on the Adaptive Layer Height from those points.

I'm getting a more detailed/defined result applying these tricks already, so that's ok, but it's really quite complex to chop up my product in the required heights as separate 3D parts. It can be done, but it's not ideal.


Is there ANY way that all this could be done easier in Cura (or any other slicer)?

So, to create some height-management list that allows entries like:

- [From layer .. to ..  (or height .. mm to .. mm]

- [Use Layer Height .. mm] or: [ Use Adaptive Layer Height (set base height + tolerance)]

- [Use Outer/Inner layer widths: .. / .. mm ]


I'm new at all this but so far I really like Burtoogles version of Cura and would prefer to stick to Cura.

But it's really hard to have more controle over how detailed which section would be printed.


I'd like to turn Adaptive Layer height on and off for certain Z-sections, for instance..


Edited by kayazuki
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