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Posted · Outer Wall Wipe Distance

Outer Wall Wipe Distance

In the Cura guide: "With this setting, at the end of every outer wall, the nozzle will travel slightly further without extrusion, wiping the contour closed." The recommended value is 0.2~0.4mm


Wipe Distance in Simplify3D (illustrated in the attached image)

The tool tip: "Wipe the nozzle at the end of a loop."  The recommended value is 5mm.


In my understanding, their difference is:

  • Outer Wall Wipe Distance in Cura is "travel slightly further"
  • Wipe Distance in Simplify3D is travelling backward


Why are recommended values significantly different? Thank you for some clues!


Wipe Nozzle in Simplify3D.png

Wipe Distance in Simplify3D

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    Posted (edited) · Outer Wall Wipe Distance

    I think that the goal is different. In the case of Cura the goal is to reduce the seam, by going a little bit further it helps to reduce the scar and just the size of the nozzle is enought ( 0.4 - 0.6 mm)

    I don't use Simplify but in the case of PrusaSlicer you have the same type of setting. In this case the main goal is to reduce oozing and stringing. The distance is much more longer and in PrusaSlicer they also integrate in this extansion a certain percentage of the filament   retract.  

    On my point of view this solution is better than the Cura option. Perhaps a futur enhancement.

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    Posted · Outer Wall Wipe Distance
    54 minutes ago, Cuq said:

    it helps to reduce the scar and just the size of the nozzle is enought ( 0.4 - 0.6 mm)


    the main goal is to reduce oozing and stringing


    Hi @Cuq   Your explanation is great. You do have awesome understanding of the process. Thank you!

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    Posted · Outer Wall Wipe Distance

    I have no merit ...  for more details on these settings you should install the Settings Guide Plugin. You'll find a lot of answers to your questions there Including one of your previous posts. image.thumb.png.885176e8d0c8711deb1221a9e37cb676.pngon the top layers

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