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Posted · Independent Bottom and Top Thickness

Goodday to you!

I vote for separated Top/Bottom settings;

There are definitely objects where it matters.

For instance printing a scale model of a seat of a chair.

This kind of model does not have "overhanged bottom layers" halfway the shape (as Daid mentioned the function of Bottom layers in the beginning of this topic)

The top layer, I prefer to have it thicker, to make sure the support inside the pillow covers enough.

The bottom layer, I prefer to have it thinner.

Printing the object in PLA, it does not differ so much, beside the printing time (it takes much more printing time than necessary, but okay...)

Printing the object in Rubber, or ABS, it is difficult to print a thick bottom layer, it is simply more easy to print a thinner bottom layer with these materials.

So, I even tried to figure out if I can change the G-code..by comparing a setting with

a. thin Bottom/Top (let's say 0.4) and

b. thick Bottom/Top (0.8 or 1mm)

to see if I can interchange the settings inside the G-code to have a thin Bottom and a thick Top.

So far, I found out that the G-code is quite complicated, but I still wonder if it is possible to do that?

A separate setting for Top and one for Bottom would save me a lot of time in printing and figuring out G-codes.



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