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Wall Line Count for Top & Bottom layer

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Posted · Wall Line Count for Top & Bottom layer

I would like to print my top and/or bottom layer with only one wall line and for the rest of the print layers I would like to have multiple line count.

What I want to achieve is to have a clean and neat top/bottom layer, e.g. if I print a text in a different color I will only want to have one borderline outside the text in the other color, but for the rest of the print I would like to have more walls so I don't see the infill.


Is this possible to do in Cura 5.2.1?

If not I would like to request the functionality to be implemented in a later version.


Kind regards

Niclas Andersson

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    Posted · Wall Line Count for Top & Bottom layer

    Hello @nian66

    This is something that can be done with Support Blockers.  They can be configured as an Infill Mesh or as a Cutting Mesh.

    Load your model with the text on the build plate.

    Bring in a support blocker.

    Size to so it's larger than the model in the X and Y and 1 layer high.  Set it on the build plate.

    In the per model settings (the button above the support blocker button) set your block to "Modify setting for overlaps" and as a Cutting Mesh.  Use the Select Settings button and select "Wall Line Count" and set it to 1, and select "Extra Skin Wall Count" and set it to 0.


    The shadow outside the benchy is the outside of the "Mesh Modifier" support block.  Since the modifier is only a single layer thick it only affects the bottom layer.  If your text is on top then just move the mesh modifier up so it effects the top layer.



    Here is layer 2.  You can see that it has the regular 3 walls and the extra skin wall for a total of 4.



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    Posted (edited) · Wall Line Count for Top & Bottom layer

    Thank you.

    It wasn't the easiest way, but it works great.

    Byt I would have preferred that there was a function where I choose a different number of walls on the first and last layer.


    Kind regards


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