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gabriel.g3
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Variable Layer Height not appearing with PrusaSlicer and MK2S default profile

Hello, I've recently upgraded from the old Slic3r PE Edition to PrusaSlicer. I just downloaded it, chose Prusa MK2S with default nozzle as my printer and left everything as default, but I can't see the variable layer height option under the Print Settings tab.

I've set Configuration > Mode > Expert, and Printer Settings > General > Enable variable layer height feature is checked by default (I toggled it and restarted a couple times).

What am I missing? Is this feature locked for MK2S?

Thanks!

Posted : 04/06/2019 3:32 pm
DarcShadow
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RE: Variable Layer Height not appearing with PrusaSlicer and MK2S default profile

I don't recall ever seeing anything under the Print Settings tab. But in the 3d model view window, the top right icon turns on the ability to edit the layer thickness. It's all graphical, a line appears on the right of the window and you use the mouse to move the linen around, adjusting the thickness of the corresponding layers.

Posted : 04/06/2019 4:29 pm
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bobstro
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RE: Variable Layer Height not appearing with PrusaSlicer and MK2S default profile

There have been changes to Slic3r since Prusa forked it to develop PrusaSlicer. There is not automatic variable layer height in PS as in recent Slic3r releases. As @darcshadow notes, you can use it manually on specific parts on the print bed. Some of the fine layer adjustments in Slic3r are also gone. I am hoping Team Prusa eventually works on restoring this to a first-class capability, as it saves a ton of time with small, detailed parts. Cura, IdeaMaker and KISSlicer all do very good jobs with this feature.

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Posted : 04/06/2019 4:49 pm
gabriel.g3
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Variable Layer Height not appearing with PrusaSlicer and MK2S default profile

Awesome, thanks!

Posted : 04/06/2019 6:03 pm
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