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How to print as "Support Mesh"? Not visible in "Per Model Settings".


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Posted (edited) · How to print as "Support Mesh"? Not visible in "Per Model Settings".

Edit: Figured it out. All the advice I had found was about an older version of Cura. The option to print as support is now directly in the Per Model Settings as a button.

 

Hi, I want to model my own custom supports but when I import them to Cura and try to enable "Support Mesh" via the Per Model Settings, the option is invisible:

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How can I get Cura to show the Support Mesh option so that I can print that particular model as a support mesh?

 

Thanks!

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    Posted · How to print as "Support Mesh"? Not visible in "Per Model Settings".

    Thanks, it worked great by the way. Using Blender I made a vertical projection down to zero elevation of the part that needed a support so that it exactly matched the top-view silhouette of the overhang. Worked excellently and meant that I didn't have to use really excessive support generation settings that were adding all sorts of little bits around the model on tiny overhangs that wouldn't have printed properly.

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