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Posted (edited) · Spiralize Outer Contur

Hello i experiment with the "Spiralize Outer Contur" setting and wanted to ask if there is a possibility to make the printhead move in a continuous motion instead of back and forth because for cylinders that are very small or have very small parts it would be beneficial if the layer has more time to cool.

 

(I hope you understand what i mean, with the normal setting the printhead goes to one side to the point it finishes one layer, and then turns to the other side, when it does that it moves over the just extruded filament first. If it could move in the same direction without changing its direction it would always move over the filament that had the longest time to cool before applying the new layer on top of it. I attached a gif to show what i mean)

 

Is there a option for this already that i do not see or would that maybe a interesting function for a future version or is that dependent on the 3d Object?

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    Posted (edited) · Spiralize Outer Contur

    Ok, thank you. Here is the file from Cura. (I made the model in fusion 360 and exported it in cura first then saved from cura as you wrote me)

     

    Test.3mf

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    Posted · Spiralize Outer Contur

    Thanks for the file, unfortunately, it uses an unknown printer type so I cannot load the project, just the models. With the project, I can't see what settings you are using. Anyway, I sliced the model using my standard setup and the spiralization looks OK.

     

    Could you please attach the gcode file? That is almost as useful as the project file, thanks.

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    Posted · Spiralize Outer Contur

    That gcode is weird, could it be the zoffset thingy that you are using is causing a problem?

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    Posted · Spiralize Outer Contur

    It does not change it but i think it was the "toplayers 0" " bottom layers 999999" setting that was recommended for printing tabletop minis that caused it. When i use a normal number there it works! Thank you for your support, i was stupid to not see that before but i thought it is the normal behaviour of "Spiralizing Outer Conture" that i saw not a failure from my other settings, i hope you understand.

     

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    Posted · Spiralize Outer Contur

    Ah, OK, I missed the fact that you had a zillion bottom layers. No problem, happy printing!

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