Jump to content

Z Seam On The Inside


Recommended Posts

Posted · Z Seam On The Inside

I have an object that is an Arc. So, lets say it is a pipe cut in half lengthwise. No matter what settings I've tried the seam is always on the outside. There is no inside seam since, being an arc, each layer is one line that starts and and stops in only one spot. I would like to move the start point / seam to the inside of the arc. Is this possible?

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Z Seam On The Inside

    It depends on the exact part and the orientation within Cura.

    Here is a half pipe with the Z-seam set to Right.  The normal situation would be for Cura to put the seam at one of the corners as that is the farthest "right" point on the model.



    This is with Z seam "relative", and the X and Y coordinates manually changed to be the part midpoint which in relative mode is the "0, 0" point.  So the Z seam will locate in the middle of the inner wall.



    I would think you could do that with your model.  Most models take some playing around to get the seam where you want it.


    Generally it takes me until about layer 10 of a print before I figure it out and have to abort.

    Senior moments...ya gotta love' 'em.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Z Seam On The Inside

    Thanks for your reply. I started my 7 hour print 10 minutes before I seen your reply. It is still in physical adjustment phase so no big deal. I set the Z Seam Relative and it looks like it moved it inside to a pretty good spot. My object is a bit more complicated than a simple half pipe, sorta like a 3/4 pipe with ramps. I will let you know how the next print turns out. I think it will be very good thank you!

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Z Seam On The Inside

    There are a lot of settings.  It takes time to really learn the software and how the settings can affect one another and about all the customization possibilities.  I'm not sure how much time it takes...I just know I'm not there yet.

    • Like 1
    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

      • 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
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 6 replies
    • Create New...