Controlling thickness of horizontal layers

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Vagulus
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Controlling thickness of horizontal layers

Postby Vagulus » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:25 am

With a Pro2 Template, how do I set the thickness of the horizontal layers of my models? I can control the wall thickness with the Shells variable but I can't see how to get the top and bottom walls of a model thicker or thinner.
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Re: Controlling thickness of horizontal layers

Postby noswall » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:47 am

Same here. I like to print a calibration cube in spiral vase mode to dial in the flow rate, but ideaMaker always puts down a 10 layer base. That's just wasted filament.

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Re: Controlling thickness of horizontal layers

Postby Jetguy » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:47 pm

Top and bottom layers on infill tab
Simple math, layer height times # of layers= rood and floor "thickness"
A good rule of thumb is 3 layers minimum to get a good solid roof or floor, however, 5 or more layers is recommended to not get "pillowing" over infill on roofs. Or, the 1mm thickness rule. In other words, ideally, 90% of the time, you want 5 layers or if using less than 0.2mm layer height, a value that results in 1mm total.

In your case, you are customizing a print to ONLY do an outer shell- specify 0 roof and 0 floor layers
roof and floor settings.jpg


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