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Cura 14.03 to much retraction?

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Hello Guys,

I am printing a kind of Tower right now. And i noticed Cura does a lot of retraction, witch i think is not really needed. As you can see it´s basically retracting every time its starts a new line, even in the infill. I think it would print alot faster if it only retracts when traveling over the holes.

Do i got some wrong settings or should this be improved in cura?



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ok this is strange, i changed the minimum travel to 100mm and nothing changed.

also set minimal extrusion before retracting to 5mm and nothing changed.

i even restarted cura and uncheck enable retraction before loading the models, and it still show the blue lines.

could it be that the blue lines dont mean "retraction" and just "travel"?


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Thanks guys, i think i found the issue. In my first settings, minimum travel was set to 0mm. My bad i changed it to 1mm before making the screenshot. So i guess this means "always retract". I got upward lines everywhere, After i set it to 1mm all of the useless retractions disappear. :rolleyes:


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