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Adaptive layers and Support Z offset do not seem to work?


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Posted · Adaptive layers and Support Z offset do not seem to work?

Cura 5.5

 

I can't post the data due to security but I just finished a print that used trees supports and adaptive layers.

Default settings on the Ultimaker S5 using Tough PLA and the Normal profile (0.15 layer resolution).

 

I noticed with Adaptive Layers checked on, it wanted to go as thin as 0.05 layers and figured it would be an interesting test.  

 

Support Z distance was 0.4 and that usually works very well.

 

However, with Adaptive Layers (AL) ticked on, I didn't see where it adhered to that z distance for the support interface.

 

I wondered if anyone else has observed some issues with AL and prints that utilize supports?

 

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    Posted (edited) · Adaptive layers and Support Z offset do not seem to work?
    7 hours ago, LePaul said:

    I noticed with Adaptive Layers checked on, it wanted to go as thin as 0.05 layers and figured it would be an interesting test.

    Sounds like an interesting test of how much you can underextrude - unless you're using a very narrow nozzle (0.1mm or maybe 0.2mm) you're just not going to be able to print a layer that thin, which obviously makes it hard to adhere to.

     

    Important part: Even if you can print that thin, that makes the support Z distance huge by comparison - normally it's supposed to be one layer, maybe two.

     

    You can change Experimental > Adaptive Layers Maximum Variation for how much under/over your set layer height it will go.

    Edited by Slashee_the_Cow
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