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Posted · Help with supports

Can't seem to get in-line dropbox image links (vaultboy.jpg) to work. Here's a link to a photo of the problem: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sgmob8x7x4jv5ag/vaultboy.jpg?dl=0

I printed this Vault Boy twice: once with no supports (white) and once with supports (yellow). From the white image, it's clear that the only places that really need supports are the horizontal portion of the right arm and the knuckles of the left hand.

But for some reason Cura only built supports under the right forearm (which doesn't really need it).

Is the problem that Cura can't build a support structure on top of the round base? Is there any way around that?

 

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    Posted · Help with supports

    Select 'everywhere' instead of 'touching buildplate' for support type.

    If that doesn't help please wait for the new Cura; this has a better support system.

     

    Wow, I can't believe I missed that - thanks.

    Looking forward to the new Cora!

     

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    Posted · Help with supports

    In case it helps, I ran into a similar issue with Cura 15.02.1

    Turns out that your Shell thickness (on the Basic tab) must be a multiple of your Nozzle size (on the Advanced tab).

    If it's not, Cura will not generate support for horizontal surfaces.

    For example, if your nozzle size is 0.44mm, your Shell thickness needs to be an even multiple of that, 0.44, 0.88, 1.32, 1.76] etc.

    Don't know why, it took me a while to figure out, but it solved my support issue.

     

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