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Two slicing strategies?

Postby geneb » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:01 pm

Based on a comment read elsewhere, I'm lead to believe that S3D can run two (or more) slicing strategies on the same part.

If this is true, how could I go about using a "normal" slicing strategy for the first 5.5mm of the print and then change to a single-wall spiral strategy for the remainder of the print?

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Re: Two slicing strategies?

Postby bubbasnow » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:09 pm

insert another process, on the last advanced tab you have the start and stop heights. configure each for the same model.

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Re: Two slicing strategies?

Postby geneb » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:13 pm

no-spiral.jpg


So much for that idea. :(

Thanks!

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Re: Two slicing strategies?

Postby bubbasnow » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:15 pm

brute force the spiral, single perimeter, stop retracts/wipes yadda yadda should work.

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Re: Two slicing strategies?

Postby geneb » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:34 pm

I've tried - the model won't produce output past the 5.5mm mark where it transitions to a .7mm shell (even with a .35 nozzle). The only slicer that will do it properly (so far) is Slic3r.

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Re: Two slicing strategies?

Postby bvandiepenbos » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:11 pm

Cut the model into 2 parts and slice them separately. Offset the Z of top half in slicer.
Cut-n-paste the two gcode files into one?


Or if you run the newest Slic3r stand alone, I believe their are options to change slice settings at different heights.
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Re: Two slicing strategies?

Postby geneb » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:06 am

Slic3r prints it just fine:
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I'd like it to use a spiral for the tube portion to get a better look to it.

I'll look into Slic3r a bit more to see if it'll do that. Thanks for the tip Brian.

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Re: Two slicing strategies?

Postby Jimustanguitar » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:51 am

I agree with Brian. If it won't let you do 2 processes (which seems silly, but oh well) either make it 2 separate objects that just happen to be touching, or slice it both ways and cut and paste the GCode at the right height to do what you want.

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Re: Two slicing strategies?

Postby geneb » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:54 am

That falls into the "more effort than it's worth" category. :) I can print them fine with a .35, so I'll just stick with that. Thanks though.

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