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Posted · Supports based on Gravity not overhang

I have a model which doesnt need supports due to overhang but if it was printed it would topple over due to the offset mass. A raft will not hold the cantilever so I wonder if there is a way in Cura to combat this.

 

Thoughts are to change the support angle until supports  are generated in a way that it will stop it falling over or model supports manually.

 

Cura almosts needs an apply gravity option so when you drop the model on the plate it warns you about it falling over.

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    Posted · Supports based on Gravity not overhang

    You could try adding a support blocker.  Move it and scale it and then with the Per Model Settings have it "Print as Support".

    When I've needed a specific shape for an odd support, I design another model that will fit the bill, and bring it into Cura and do the above.  Any model/mesh can be printed as Support.

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