Tree support access on FDM side of Prusaslicer
 

Tree support access on FDM side of Prusaslicer  

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robert.b40
(@robert-b40)
New Member

On a future release can you add the tree supports to the fdm side? I am not in love with the normal supports just wish we had the option without having to work around it.Using SLA supports on FDM

Posted : 14/08/2020 12:34 am
3Delight
(@3delight)
Moderator

Prusa staff don't look on these forums often, you need to post it as a feature request over on GitHub, under Issues:

https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues

Just start the title off with [Feature Request]

Posted : 14/08/2020 12:37 am
robert.b40
(@robert-b40)
New Member

@3delight

Good to know thank you I'll post it over there.

It works really well, but you have to change your printer profile to SL1 then do your supports, then save as an STL.

More for time saving on my side 

Posted : 14/08/2020 12:47 am
3Delight
(@3delight)
Moderator

@robert-b40

I agree with you, I'd like to see them enabled for FDM printers too.

Posted : 14/08/2020 12:52 am
towlerg
(@towlerg)
Prominent Member

I've recently swapped from using Prusaslicer to Cura. Although Prusaslicer is unquestionably more visually more attractive one ice feature of Cura is tree supports. Not only are there very effective (eg. printing hollow parts where internal supports cannot be removed), there are also really weird and organic, although more fauna than flora. It also has a search feature for particular settings, rather than floundering around in the PS UI

Posted : 14/08/2020 4:58 am
rooter
(@rooter)
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Posted by: @towlerg

I've recently swapped from using Prusaslicer to Cura. Although Prusaslicer is unquestionably more visually more attractive

I will never phantom how can someone think that. From UI perspective Cura seems superior in all regards. Especially thanks to its search functionality.

Anyway just wanted to paste to link to actual PrusaSlicer feature request: https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues/1514 . At the time of writing this message sadly its still not implemented.

Posted : 05/03/2021 12:20 pm
Sgt Freshmeat
(@sgt-freshmeat)
Active Member

@rooter

28 days ago Prusa confirmed this feature on the roadmap!  We just need to wait a bit more

Posted : 04/05/2021 9:11 pm
Astrocp
(@astrocp)
New Member

@sgt-freshmeat

Hi there.

You mentioned the roadmap has confirmed tree supports.

I can't seem to find the roadmap you mentioned, are you able to point me in the right direction.

I really want tree supports for FDM, but dont want to go back to CURA.

Thanks.

Posted : 04/05/2021 11:01 pm
Sgt Freshmeat
(@sgt-freshmeat)
Active Member

@astrocp

sure:

https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/issues/1514#issuecomment-814049783

Posted : 05/05/2021 7:31 am
towlerg
(@towlerg)
Prominent Member

Tree supports would be nice but first I'd like supports that leave a decent surface.

Posted : 06/05/2021 1:18 pm
bobstro
(@bobstro)
Illustrious Member

Glad to hear tree supports are on the way for PrusaSlicer. In the meantime, you can fake SLA supports for FDM printing with PrusaSlicer. Load your model with an SLA printer selected. Add supports, then export the model as an STL with supports. Select your FFF printer profile and load in the updated STL. It's a bit tedious and the results may not be exactly what you're after, but I've tried it and it does work. I ran into this on a random blog post some months back and was quite surprised that this worked. 

With a bit of fiddling, you can eliminate those supports under the base. This was just a quick example.

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Posted : 06/05/2021 3:28 pm
bobstro
(@bobstro)
Illustrious Member
Posted by: @towlerg

Tree supports would be nice but first I'd like supports that leave a decent surface.

Agreed. Supports are one of the few remaining areas where PrusaSlicer hasn't achieved parity with Cura and ideaMaker. They're ahead on most counts, which is a vast improvement from even a year ago. The nasty bridging layer under supports is still a problem though.

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 06/05/2021 3:29 pm
Ricardos
(@ricardos)
Active Member

Those are really strong skills in software development.

Posted : 11/05/2021 11:28 am
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