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Posted · Inside out or Outside in

I always try to give consideration to whether a print would be better printing the outer perimeter first or whether to print the inner first. Usually the decision is based on what curved outer surfaces the model has and whether curving inwards (in which case print the outer first) or outwards (in which case print the inner first). This decision can usually prevent the first perimeter, either outer or inner, printing with no neighbouring perimeter to stick to and half overhanging nothing.

However, when printing something like a ball shape that curves outwards for the first half and then curves inwards, it's impossible to decide and the problem is that once sliced you can do nothing about it half way through.

Cura really needs an option to add a bit of intelligence to this option and automatically print either outer or inner perimeters first depending on the slope of the curved wall being printed. 

Does anyone else think that this would be a useful option to add to Cura and, if so, how to go about making the suggestion to them.

Thanks for "listening".

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