I sliced this part both with ArcWelder and without (guessing what this is gets a prize!). It was the only change between the two slices and the resultant Gcode files. I printed about 12mm of each file. Max Resolution 0.8 and Max Deviation .025 and the Arc settings were Max R 1,000,000 and Tolerance 1%. I'm in compatibility mode so no fancy views of the layers. I'll attach the STL file. I did not read through all the background material. Just dropped it into Cura, restarted, and sliced the part.
The file size using ArcWelder is about 10% of the same file without ArcWelder. That was true of the three models I sliced. All three models were basically round.
It is really difficult to quantify the resolution difference between the two test prints. At this point I'm going to say that the print using ArcWelder is very marginally nicer than the conventional print. I aborted each print at a different point, but I will guess that the printing time would be the same with either file.
*When the console portion started, my anti-virus wasn't happy. It took a bit for it to decide to let it run.
** Creality Ender3Pro with: All metal hot end, Creality 1.1.5 mainboard, Marlin 1.1.8Edited by GregValiant
Thank you for putting this together. I have been following the Arc Welder development for a long time and even tested the early stages of ArcWelder (when it was called AntiStutter). Looking forward when it is fully developed.
One question: Does the current beta version of the Cura plugin also work in vase mode (Spiralize Outer Contour)?
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