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Using this parameter you can choose the extruder that prints the support material and also the parts of the structure that will be printed. This parameter is divided into the following options:
Support infill extruder
First layer support extruder
Support interface extruder
Support roof extruder
Support floor extruder
This option allows you to indicate where the supports will be generated. Contains the following options:
Touching the printing surface: the support material is only printed on the printing surface.
Everywhere: supports are generated under all areas of the model that require support.
PVA | BVOH As they are soluble materials, the supports can be printed everywhere.
Support overhang angle
It is the minimum angle from where all overhangs will have supports.
- 0º will make all the overhangs have support
- 90º will not generate any supports
There are different patterns for printing the supports. Patterns influence the quality of the support, making it stronger or easier to remove.
Grid: indicated for water-soluble materials such as PVA and BVOH. It generates highly resistant structures that are easy to dissolve.
Zig Zag: recommended for non-water soluble materials. The structure is not very resistant but very easy to remove, leaving minimal details with the contact surface.
It is the amount of material used to fill the supporting structures. Higher density means stronger supports but is also more difficult to remove.
Support Z Distance
With this parameter, you can configure the distance between the supports and the model along the Z-axis. This is divided into two options:
Top distance: it is defined as the distance between the top of the support and the pieces.
Bottom distance: is the distance between the bottom of the support and the part.
Distance support in X/Y
Allows you to adjust the space between the supports and the piece in the X and Y directions. Increasing this value prevents the support structure from mixing with the walls of the piece that do not require support.
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