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Posted · Z seam alignment for high curvature models


I have been using cura for many years now and just keep running into this issue for curvey models.

Image 1 it shows where the z seam aligns.
Image 2 is the model.

Image 3 is what would be ideal for the z seam.

Is there a way to force cura to follow this path, I have been playing around with many of the settings cura has to offer but none of them are really doing what i need it to do. I have tried forcing the model it self to have a sharp square like corner, but due to the curvature of the model cura detects random curve like area's as sharp corners  which I totally understand why that would happen.  But is there a way to add a new method of z seam alignment where you can specficy the inital starting point of the seam and cura follows the closest surface/point to create something similar to Image 3? Would love to hear if anyone has a solution for this or is something possible for the future.





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    Posted · Z seam alignment for high curvature models

    I had a similar issue with the seam alignment causing tiny tiny bumps. If your looking at the same type of problem check out the solution in the post tiny tiny bumps. 


    @Torgeir was a lot of help ! If this does fix your issue please give him the credit 🙂

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