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Posted · Horizontal Expansion in cura change to percent?

Note that you can scale your entire part by % by clicking on the part and on the left edge there are is a scaling tool.  You can type the percentage to scale up or down.  You can also uncheck the "uniform scaling" checkbox in the tool and scale only X and Y for example.

 

Horizontal expansion can't be done by percentage - percentage of what?  The thickness of the current hole or post or wall being printed?  If you are only printing a perfect, solid cylinder, then horizontal expansion makes sense to be a percentage of part size but then you could just use the scaling tool instead.

 

If part scaling isn't what you want then maybe you can explain in more detail how this would be used.  Normally it's used because you want to increase or decrease slightly to compensate for how the filament spreads out when it prints a single line of filament.  Or to thicken up all the walls in an architectural design without going back to cad.

 

(I moved your question into it's own topic)

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