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Captain Codswallop
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Blocking the ironing feature after a set layer point

Have been playing with the ironing feature on some small xmas ornaments I am making. I was blown away by seeing in action. The top surface looks great. But on that surface I have raised lettering. Its quite delicate so I don't want it ironed as it wont really achieve anything. I was looking for a way to designate the layer I wanted ironed and then block it from the other layer. 

I don't know if such an option exists. I did a bunch of searching but read nothing that could help with this anyway. I am not quite sure how to phrase the key words to get the information I need. Please can someone indicate if the option to disable the ironing after a certain layer exists.

I hope so. I mean I can just sit there and turn off the printer at the right point. But I am likely to screw that up.

I am not the worlds best at this game so please be kind.

Cheers

Best Answer by CCDESIGNS:

I do many emblems and had the same issue but figured it out hope we talking about the same thing.

The top layers before all the lettering or design I wanted ironed but not the lettering.

You are going to have to make a modifier like a cylinder (right click) once you position the cylinder for example on the area only where you want the ironing for instance the base top layers. Change the modifier setting on that cylinder to ironing.

I make emblems using this technique and works great. I also don't like ironing on the very top layers only on the base.

As long as they are on a different layer its possible.

Hope this helps.

CC...
Posted : 04/12/2020 6:09 am
Area51
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RE: Blocking the ironing feature after a set layer point

To my knowledge the ironing cannot be turned off for some layers.
I suggest that you post a Feature Request on GitHub - that way your suggestion will be seen by the developers at Prusa.

Have a look at my designs on Thingiverse or on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 05/12/2020 3:36 am
CCDESIGNS
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RE: Blocking the ironing feature after a set layer point

I do many emblems and had the same issue but figured it out hope we talking about the same thing.

The top layers before all the lettering or design I wanted ironed but not the lettering.

You are going to have to make a modifier like a cylinder (right click) once you position the cylinder for example on the area only where you want the ironing for instance the base top layers. Change the modifier setting on that cylinder to ironing.

I make emblems using this technique and works great. I also don't like ironing on the very top layers only on the base.

As long as they are on a different layer its possible.

Hope this helps.

Posted : 05/12/2020 4:14 am
Captain Codswallop
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Blocking the ironing feature after a set layer point

Thats a great idea. I will have a play with that. I had not considered using the blocks as modifiers in that way. So far I have only used them with supports. I will give it a shot. I might have questions later. Thanks 😊 🙏 

CC...
Posted : 05/12/2020 4:38 pm
Captain Codswallop
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Blocking the ironing feature after a set layer point

@area51

Thank you for the reply. I have a trick to try with modifiers and will use the suggestion you mention after that. Cheers!

CC...
Posted : 05/12/2020 4:39 pm
Captain Codswallop
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Blocking the ironing feature after a set layer point

@area51

Hi, So the ironing can be controlled by using a modifier. In my case I turned off ironing on the overall settings and then added the ironing setting to the modifier. I used a slab for the modifier and then raised it above the surface I wanted to be ironed and stopped it short of the one that I did not want ironed!

CC...
Posted : 06/12/2020 3:40 am
Captain Codswallop
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Blocking the ironing feature after a set layer point

@ccdesigns

Hey, Thankyou so much for taking the time to point me in the correct direction. It took me a while to figure it out but the modifier worked brilliantly. Cheers!

CC...
Posted : 06/12/2020 3:42 am
Area51
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RE: Blocking the ironing feature after a set layer point
Posted by: @captain-codswallop

@area51

Hi, So the ironing can be controlled by using a modifier. In my case I turned off ironing on the overall settings and then added the ironing setting to the modifier. I used a slab for the modifier and then raised it above the surface I wanted to be ironed and stopped it short of the one that I did not want ironed!

I do signs from time to time and will use your findings the next time, controlling where ironing is done 😉

Have a look at my designs on Thingiverse or on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 07/12/2020 12:20 am
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