Jump to content

Help! How to change location of the start of top layers to not on a outer wall?


Recommended Posts

Posted · Help! How to change location of the start of top layers to not on a outer wall?

Help! How to change location of the start of top layers to not on a outer wall?


Why elaborate with such a descriptive title?
I am working on a thing that has a bulled C shape and I have set the layers to start inside the inner curve of the C but near the top it starts an overhang and then goes up the inside of the curve up to the top of the print. I'd like the line to not start on the edge of the print in those top layers, there it has infill but when I set it to print infill first it does't effect it because of of the width of the part. The support is one line around and the part is printed with no infill besides top layers. There is a 1mm gap between the that is bridged. When it starts the layer that is the overhang it goes to the new spot in the that is the inner most part of the C on the support but I'd like it to start above the main wall so it hides the under extrusion caused when it goes up a layer and can be smoothed by ironing. Thanks for any feedback!
1mm nozzle

1.2 line width



Z Seam X 3

Z Seam Y -2.5

X,Y,Z, of 33mm 21mm 16mm

My current thought is tweek the Z seam until it sets itself inside the print but I feel like I can only get it to set on the edge. I'd like to just be able to specify with a box like a support blocker.

First image is where it starts on the first top layer, second image is where I'd like it start and third image is where it start on other layers of the print. 




  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Help! How to change location of the start of top layers to not on a outer wall?

    I found a workaround. I added a cylinder into the C and printed it as support with support first and it started the layers in the cylinder after the normal support stopped.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    • Create New...