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Dear community,


I have enabled "Infill support" and I see that Cura v5.1.1 generates sort of surrounding contour around infill which is not connected with inner part. This is surprising. I believe it would be more effective / logical to connect it as I have shown with blue lines. Any idea?




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    Posted · Generated support is not interconnected

    Hey @dma_k,


    Thanks for your report 👍

    This is the expected behavior for this setting.
    This is a page from the Settings Guide from the marketplace you can learn more about the settings. 

    I can bring your issue up to the team, but it's not a commonly used setting, so expect they might not have time to look at it. 

    Why did you enable this setting?
    Why do you prefer this setting over Gradual Infill or Lightnigng infill that seem more appropriate for this spherical model? 

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    Posted (edited) · Generated support is not interconnected

    Up to you to decide how important the given optimization could be.

    Actually I coudn't get Gradual Infill working nicely with spherical shape, but Lightnigng infill is just wonderful, though not ideal. In example below it generates patches of infill on the inner sides which are not connected to rest of the infill and do not develop because of the slope (so, basically wasted):


    Thanks for your advises!

    Edited by dma_k
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