Vase Mode??

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saildude
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Vase Mode??

Post by saildude » Wed May 08, 2019 9:24 pm

I tried to print the below vase (link at the bottom), I came back a few hours later and no center of the base - just a solid glob an inch high pile of filament with no center - this has happened before - the instructions on the fine print on the page - say something about vase mode - printing a solid block of filament sucks and is expensive

how the heck do I set / unset vase mode? what is the downside of it?

why don't I see reference to vase? I did look here in the forum and there was a reference to "Expert" but can't seem to find that, and the instructions did not make sense, I am very new to the whole 3D printing thing and don't really have anyone I can ask for help.

what should I do?

thanks

Mini 2
Cura 3.6.3

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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2173745

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Re: Vase Mode??

Post by Brent.I » Thu May 09, 2019 8:12 am

saildude wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:24 pm
why don't I see reference to vase?
In Cura LE 2.6+ it will be called Spiralize Outer Counter. To get this set up, go to Custom Settings > Special Modes > Spiralize Outer Counter.

This will generate a single wall that slowly moves up as it is creating the outer shell. Just be sure to have infill percentage set lower than 100%, and cura will take care of the rest.

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Re: Vase Mode??

Post by saildude » Thu May 09, 2019 8:59 am

Thanks - I will give it a try when I change filaments back

Is there any downside to leaving spiral on all the time? Or should I go back to the standard profile?

thanks

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Re: Vase Mode??

Post by b-morgan » Thu May 09, 2019 10:22 am

saildude wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:59 am
Is there any downside to leaving spiral on all the time? Or should I go back to the standard profile?
Spiral means a single outer shell (and nothing in the interior). Most models don't want to be "hollowed out" like this.

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Re: Vase Mode??

Post by saildude » Thu May 09, 2019 7:28 pm

thanks much

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