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Possible to reduce size of raft for small objects?


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Posted · Possible to reduce size of raft for small objects?

I'm testing some small text labels, typically a 30 x 12 x 2 mm rectangular base holding 6 to 8 characters. So there needs to be some thin support to keep the individual characters from lifting off the bed. I tried the Support > Raft option, which worked fine. However it's rather wasteful of time and PLA, as it extends for the full interior of my usual skirt. Is there a setting I've missed that will let me reduce it please?

 

If instead I decide to just add a small support rectangle myself, in my model, is it possible to make its infill different to the text, so that it will completely come off easily?

 

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    Posted (edited) · Possible to reduce size of raft for small objects?

    Duh - I see now it's a Brim that I needed! With size 6 chosen that worked fine.

     

    BTW, I did ask before how to mark a post as solved?

     

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