Thanks Daniel for the reply… Lets see, I spent some time playing tonight and this is what I have to show:
This Picture is the Gcode downloaded from the Astroprint Cloud (Cura Slicer) and I opened it in the Gcode Preview on my Simplify3d Software (I really wish they’d just support direct to astrobox but that is another issue…) In this snap you can see the gcode leaves the gap with the standard settings under Astroprint Cura.
To give us an idea of what we started with, this is the screenshot of Tinkercad of the STL file:
And this is what it looks like when I use the raw STL file and import it into Simplify3d:
And then Sliced in Simplify3d:
Ahaha! so the gap in the circle still exists, so that is how the STL comes across… Even though in Tinkecad it is grouped together and looks solid when viewed in Simplify3d. Hmmm. How can I get the gap filled in that circle. Well, I started thinking about it and changed one thing at the time in S3d. Here is the first change I tried, Increasing the Perimeter shells. That didn’t work, but looked silly:
So the number of outlines/walls increased, but the circle still has that huge gap between the shells. So then I was thinking what else would effect this and I found this Outline Overlap % setting in S3d:
well, 15% looked too low so I changed it to 50% and shazam! It is filling in the gap according to the Gcode preview:
THAT is what I’m trying to do, get that gap filled. So is there a matching setting in the CURA settings of the Astroprint cloud so I don’t have to add extra work to get the S3D to export the Gcode all the time when I want little gaps like that filled?
I’ll run a print of that tonight and see if the Gcode from S3D prints like it shows. I personally like the Cura slicer with my Tevo LM that I’m using and the S3D was usually only used for my Duplicator4s and the Dual nozzles. I’d prefer to find that setting under ASTROPRINT Cura but understand if it doesn’t exist yet in the 15.xxxxx version you use for the engine. (but would kindly request it… lol)