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Changing the Infill and wall density at height


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Posted · Changing the Infill and wall density at height

So I am running 5.2.1 I believe thats the current version.

I have a model that I want to have thicker walls and higher infill density in the last 10mm of the model. It's just to aid with screws begin put in. Beef it up a bit.

Anyway I follow the standard Per Model settings process, but for some reason Infill never prints. At least I never see the infill once I get into the new area.

In this example you can see there is no infill. Setting is Cutting Mesh..

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Here is the same model using the Infill Mesh setting. In both cases there is no infill.

I have no idea what if anything I am doing wrong.

The rest of the model has infill as intended.

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    Posted · Changing the Infill and wall density at height

    Hey @rickyg32,

     

    This specific application is one I struggle with aswell but I think I ended up getting what you are looking for:
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    These are the steps I've done
    1. Add Mesh and make it overlap with all of the top layers. 

    2. Make it a cutting mesh
    3. Define Bottom Layer 0 in the cutting mesh
    4. Define Top Layers 0 in the "normal model" 
    5. Alter the Wall Line Count, Infill Density and in this case also the infill pattern to make it extra clear. 

     

    Was that what you were looking for? 

     

    You can also attempt the "beefing up" without a cutting mesh.
    Just increasing the Extra Skin Wall Count and Skin Edge Support layers.

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    Posted · Changing the Infill and wall density at height

    Well dang that worked.

    Thank you. IT appears that it must have something to do with the top and bottom function. Once I adjusted like you it worked great. Thanks ever so much.

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