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Posted · Want to simplify supports under prints with holes on bottom

I'm printing a design that's raised on legs, but has holes punched vertically through the "bed". Cura generates a support with complicated circles underneath those holes -- shown here:

 

Drawing all of those circles seems much slower than just building a flat support. Is there a setting to encourage Cura to build a simple base instead of supports with unnecessary holes through it?

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    Posted · Want to simplify supports under prints with holes on bottom

    Most of the time you need to clean tiny holes out anyway. So, consider filling each hole with a thin bottom layer of just one print-layer? Then the slicer only sees one rectangular plate from below. After printing, drill-out each hole manually with a suitable drill bit (which you probably have to do anyway, if they need to be accurate).

     

    Or otherwise remove any downward structures, below the bottom plate, print them separately, and glue them on afterwards?

     

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