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MARA3D
(@mara3d)
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Support only on the top

Hi guys,

 

I want to print this cylinder and I need support on the top of it for the notches.

I already added a support blocker below of it and just painted the support on the top but it keeps adding support from the bottom.

I also tried a blocker on the bottom and an enforcer on the top, didn´t work either....

How can I fix this?? Is there an option somewhere? Or is it not possible in the Slicer?

Thanks in advance 

Cheers 

MARA 3D

 

Posted : 30/07/2021 5:04 pm
Swiss_Cheese
(@swiss_cheese)
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@mara3d

 

Your probably going to have to model them in manually from the look of the images.

 

regards

 

Swiss_Cheese

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Posted : 30/07/2021 7:23 pm
Diem
 Diem
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Try printing the other way up.

Cheerio,

Posted : 30/07/2021 7:46 pm
Peter M
(@peter-m)
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RE: Support only on the top

MeshMixer, here you can import model, add tree support/support.(prusa has a movie about this).

Then export model.

Cura can make tree support, and export model, but if this works for higher up in model I do not know.

Posted : 31/07/2021 7:45 am
MARA3D
(@mara3d)
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Topic starter answered:
RE

Ok that´s what I thought.

So its is not possible with the Slicer itself to just generate support on the top, right?

 

 

Posted : 31/07/2021 12:46 pm
jwvaughn
(@jwvaughn)
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Supports menu

I think you should be able to get what you want by selecting "For support enforcers only" in the supports menu (just above infill and brim ) and only using the support enforcer on the top. No need for the blocker.

Jerry

Posted : 01/08/2021 6:58 am
Ringarn67
(@ringarn67)
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RE: Support only on the top

@mara3d

Posted by: @mara3d

Ok that´s what I thought.

So its is not possible with the Slicer itself to just generate support on the top, right?

I tried on a made up thing similar to your problem.
The supports will be too thin, one side of cube support enforcer. Or go down to the bottom, the other side of support enforcer
Neither did paint on support generate a good result.
And I suppose my part is thicker than yours

Prusa I3 MK3S+ (kit dec -20), PrusaSlicer, Fusion 360, Windows 10...
Posted : 01/08/2021 7:36 am
MARA3D
(@mara3d)
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Topic starter answered:
Supports menu

no, I tried this...

Posted : 01/08/2021 1:50 pm
Swiss_Cheese
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Noble Member

@mara3d

 

If you have modeling skills, and your willing to upload a Project file, I'd be willing to produce an example of manual supports specific to your situation.  If you don't need this kind of help no worries.

 

Good luck

 

Swiss_Cheese

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Posted : 01/08/2021 3:01 pm
MARA3D
(@mara3d)
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Topic starter answered:
ti

@swiss_cheese

 

I already modeled it myself.

anyways, thanks for your help!!

Posted : 01/08/2021 3:03 pm
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