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ronyd
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confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

Not sure what support settings are needed for the attached model?

thankx

This topic was modified 7 months ago 2 times by ronyd
Posted : 10/08/2023 1:26 am
ronyd
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Topic starter answered:
RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

Hmm why is my gcode file not uploading? it's only 2MB...

Posted : 10/08/2023 1:35 am
Diem
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Don't bother with gcode, it's no use to us.  Instead send a .3mf file: 

Files > Save Project as

Zip the .3mf and post it here. It will contain both your part and your settings for us to diagnose.

Cheerio,

 

Posted : 10/08/2023 2:32 am
ronyd
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RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

Hi yeah also tried the .3mf file last night.  Just does not upload?

Posted : 10/08/2023 11:22 am
ronyd
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sorry for delays.  Looks like had to zip the file.

 
thankx
This post was modified 7 months ago by ronyd
Posted : 10/08/2023 11:46 am
ronyd
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Topic starter answered:
RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

thankx sorry for delay

 

Posted by: @diem

Don't bother with gcode, it's no use to us.  Instead send a .3mf file: 

Files > Save Project as

Zip the .3mf and post it here. It will contain both your part and your settings for us to diagnose.

Cheerio,

 

 

Posted : 10/08/2023 11:49 am
ronyd
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RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

looks like the file must be a zip file to upload.

Posted by: @ronyd

Hmm why is my gcode file not uploading? it's only 2MB...

 

Posted : 10/08/2023 11:51 am
René
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RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

Place the object on plate as follows, then you don't need support.

Posted : 10/08/2023 1:25 pm
ronyd
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Topic starter answered:
RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

aah ok thankx... so even though slicer places the object in a default position doesn't mean you should not change that position to accommodate support... thankx

Posted by: @rene-3

Place the object on plate as follows, then you don't need support.

 

Posted : 10/08/2023 1:37 pm
ronyd
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Topic starter answered:
RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

interesting when slicing in that orientation still shows message saying 

 

Posted by: @ronyd

aah ok thankx... so even though slicer places the object in a default position doesn't mean you should not change that position to accommodate support... thankx

Posted by: @rene-3

Place the object on plate as follows, then you don't need support.

 

 

Posted : 10/08/2023 1:58 pm
René
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Ok my mistake.

Didn't see that the three intermediate pieces ran to the bottom.

But no problem then you put the object down on the bed as follows.

Posted : 10/08/2023 2:22 pm
ronyd
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RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

Do i ignore to enable supports: everywhere, build plate only, or enforcers only?

Posted by: @rene-3

Ok my mistake.

Didn't see that the three intermediate pieces ran to the bottom.

But no problem then you put the object down on the bed as follows.

 

Posted : 10/08/2023 7:50 pm
René
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Forget my previous answer, place the object as previously indicated.

Use the default (unmodified settings) 0.20mm layer height. You don't need any support!

Posted : 11/08/2023 5:04 am
ronyd
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RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

Aah ok  … make sense thankx again

Posted by: @rene-3

Forget my previous answer, place the object as previously indicated.

Use the default (unmodified settings) 0.20mm layer height. You don't need any support!

 

Posted : 11/08/2023 11:42 am
Diem
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I agree with  @ronyd's final orientation & no support.  0.2mm layers will be suitable.

This part is not well designed for 3D printing, the narrow gaps make support difficult and hard to remove and the tastefully rounded corners are both too small to support and overhang too much for clean printing - but it should print a useable part.

Cheerio,

Posted : 11/08/2023 12:57 pm
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jseyfert3
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RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

For a little more detail: PrusaSlicer puts the object onto the bed in the same orientation as it was in whatever CAD software was used to make it. Some people consider this when designing their parts, some do not.

When I design my own parts, I ensure that in CAD the part I want to be on the printbed is sitting on the XY plane, and the rest of the part extends up the positive Z-axis. When exporting as STL and loaded in PrusaSlicer, it'll be in the orientation I want it to print already. And my personal goal while designing parts for FDM printing is to design them such that supports are not required.

Posted by: @ronyd

aah ok thankx... so even though slicer places the object in a default position doesn't mean you should not change that position to accommodate support... thankx

Posted by: @rene-3

Place the object on plate as follows, then you don't need support.

 

 

Posted : 11/08/2023 1:09 pm
ronyd
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RE: confused on Enabling Supports for this model?

Thankx for that important tip.  Always wondered if  the object is placed  as a default for the slicer.

Posted by: @jseyfert3

For a little more detail: PrusaSlicer puts the object onto the bed in the same orientation as it was in whatever CAD software was used to make it. Some people consider this when designing their parts, some do not.

When I design my own parts, I ensure that in CAD the part I want to be on the printbed is sitting on the XY plane, and the rest of the part extends up the positive Z-axis. When exporting as STL and loaded in PrusaSlicer, it'll be in the orientation I want it to print already. And my personal goal while designing parts for FDM printing is to design them such that supports are not required.

Posted by: @ronyd

aah ok thankx... so even though slicer places the object in a default position doesn't mean you should not change that position to accommodate support... thankx

Posted by: @rene-3

Place the object on plate as follows, then you don't need support.

 

 

 

Posted : 11/08/2023 1:42 pm
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