Selective shell thickness?  

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m_caba
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Is there any way to create different shell thicknesses in different parts of a model? I'm designing a part that uses heat-set inserts and I want to make the wall thicker around the holes where these will be inserted, but I don't want thick walls in the rest of the model. Is there any way to selectively add more wall thickness? Thanks!

Best Answer by joan.t:

Yes!

Use Modifiers in prusa Slicer

See attached file.

Joan

 

Posted : 16/07/2020 12:37 am
joan.t
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Yes!

Use Modifiers in prusa Slicer

See attached file.

Joan

 

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 16/07/2020 4:31 pm
m_caba
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@joantabb

Thanks Joan! I found the knowledge base page about modifiers too, really cool feature! Follow up question: is there a way to "snap" the modifier to a center? i.e. can I snap the cylinder modifier to the center of my hole? Or do I have to figure out the coordinates of the center. Thanks!

Posted : 17/07/2020 12:02 am
joan.t
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if you create a cylinder to be the size you want, in the place you want the modifier, you can save the cylinder  as an STL, and save the model as an STL then load the model into Prusa Slicer, and then right click to access the modifier menu, but this time choose 'Add Modifier > Load'  and choose the modifier to load. Prusa slicer will then load the modifier into the correct place relative to the model 

the attached file encloses another .3mf file, showing the flange as a single STL, The Flange Modifier as a single STL, and the Flange with the modifier loaded and set to have  enough perimeters to do what you want....   4 perimeters worked admirable in this instance, 

I also included separate STL's for the flange and the modifier in the zip file, for you to play with

If you have many holes. I would make an STL for the modifier, with all of the necessary modifiers arranged as required, to make inport to Prusa slicer, easier

 

regards Joan 

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 17/07/2020 1:31 am
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