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The secret of the brim (CURA)

Posted by BackEMF 
The secret of the brim (CURA)
November 11, 2014 11:28AM
I'm trying to figure out how to set up things to correctly print a brim.

Currently when i print without a brim allis fine though occasionally a corner comes loose and curls, so i want to print a brim around larger objects to prevent this.
However when i activate brim in cura no brim is being printed

Initial layer height is set to 0 because the fist layer is way to thick when i set it to 0.2
But only when i set a initial layer thickness then a brim is being added.
What am i doing wrong? I want no extra thickness for the first layer but i do want a brim. how do others do this?
Re: The secret of the brim (CURA)
November 11, 2014 12:30PM
I don't know whether they want it like that or not, either it is a bug or they coded some black magic in Cura interface. However I had the same issue, one more reason why I left Cura for Slic3r.
Re: The secret of the brim (CURA)
November 11, 2014 11:58PM
i always use brim on large part
with cura 14.09

initial layer line width must be at 100% (or greater than 0%!)
Re: The secret of the brim (CURA)
November 17, 2014 08:58AM
So initial layer height default should be the same as the global layer height?

I come to this because when it is set to 0 the brim disappears.

This also seems to be linked to the z.offset in a less logical way. When I initial layer height to 0 then i also need to add 0.2 to the z-offset to actually make it work
That's what's not logical about it...

I'm back to Cura 14.07 since 14.09 crashes a lot on Ubuntu. even just when starting it up...
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