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Posted (edited) · Initial layer not starting untill layer 4, when printing on raft.

I usually print on a raft, as I have adhenison issues in multiple spots. However, I have noticed lately that the initial layer of everything I silce doesn't start on layer 1 after raft. Rather, the initial layer picks up on layer 4. This is happening with any model I slice, not one particular model.


I have uninstalled cura and reinstalled.

I have reset all profiles and started with fresh profiles 

            Ender 3 pro with swisstech direct drive kit.

When I slice the models in other slicers, the layer issue is not present.


I made a recording of the first four layers, but insert mov's is prohibited. I uploaded to my Insta though.



Any advice woudl be helpful.


Edited by swalker14223
link to video on first four layers
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    Posted · Initial layer not starting untill layer 4, when printing on raft.

    Your raft air gap is 0.30mm but your layer height is 0.12mm.  Cura works to next common multiple and so .30mm is three layers.  There is no air gap for support so it starts building right away while it takes another 3 layers (from layer 5 to layer 8 ) for the first bit of part to show up.

    So set your air gap to "1 layer height" (NOT Initial Layer Height) and you should be good.


    I learned something here.  When you type an 8 and then a closed parentheses you get this guy 😎  


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