Jump to content

Unwanted circle object added?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Unwanted circle object added?

When printing with Nylon and PVA support, (it may happen with others) an unwanted circle of PVA material is being created in the corner?  The circle will go the entire height of the build obviously taking time and material.  It is not part of my model and will be there regardless of the model I select.  It goes away when I deselect supports.
Why is Cura adding this?  How do I turn it off?



  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Unwanted circle object added?

    It's called a "tower".  You can disable it.  It's a checkbox.


    I usually leave it.  Yes it wastes material but you get a cleaner print.  When one nozzle is inactive it leaks for the first 60 seconds or so and extrudes a tiny little sausage.  When it starts printing again that "sausage" gets attached to the print.  If you don't care about those you can disable the prime tower.


    Alternatively you can change the location of the tower to make it closer to the print to save a little time.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • UltiMaker Cura 5.7 stable released
        Cura 5.7 is here and it brings a handy new workflow improvement when using Thingiverse and Cura together, as well as additional capabilities for Method series printers, and a powerful way of sharing print settings using new printer-agnostic project files! Read on to find out about all of these improvements and more. 
          • Like
        • 7 replies
      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
    • Create New...