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Posted · Print multiple parts parallel/support structure

Hello,

I've been using Cura for a while with a RepRap. Now we've aquired a wonderful Ultimaker 2 and I'm confronted whith some things I'm not sure how to go about:

The Ultimaker 2 prints multiple parts one after another, which is good for quality, but bad if you want to pack the print bed with lots of smaller parts, as it limits the packing density.

Am I just missing an option?

The current Cura version (14.1) which we're using also has a different support material stile, which might have its benefits but is a pain to get rid of.

Is ther an option or workaround for the old meander stile?

 

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    Posted · Print multiple parts parallel/support structure

    s ther an option or workaround for the old meander stile?

    No. Sorry. You can get the latest version of Cura that still had that, version 13.04:

    http://software.ultimaker.com/old/

     

    13.04 should work just fine with UM2. I haven't tried it but it should work great.

    I prefer meshmixer to do all my supports though:

    http://www.extrudable.me/2013/12/28/meshmixer-2-0-best-newcomer-in-a-supporting-role/

    pay particular attention to how to rotate your part in the "annoyances & limitations" section and also note that there is a small error where he set layer height to "0.5" mm and it should be the layer height you print at e.g. .2 or .1mm.

     

     

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    Posted · Print multiple parts parallel/support structure

    No. Sorry. You can get the latest version of Cura that still had that, version 13.04:

    http://software.ultimaker.com/old/

    The new RC's come with a different style of support that uses simple lines, similar to the old style. You can change the style in the expert settings.

    http://software.ultimaker.com/Cura_closed_beta/

     

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