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seinarsson

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Supports not generating
« on: October 04, 2017, 08:31:38 AM »
This if for version 3.2.37.

I'm having trouble generating supports for the model I'm using. I'm seeing it color the areas of overhang red, but it's not actually generating the supports when I click "Generate Support"...
https://www.screencast.com/t/rizzCRh5e

If I import the default bunny model, it generates supports with no problems...
https://www.screencast.com/t/YwmTFWDzjarD

When I first import my model though, it's floating in the air. Do I need to do something to ground it first?
https://www.screencast.com/t/rzo8hi1UIBO

-Sarkis-

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Re: Supports not generating
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 04:48:12 PM »
MM builds supports only within the printer's workspace.
That's why you can generate supports on the default bunny (aligned to the origin = within this space) while the tool fails on your scull (outside this space)

You need to orient your object inside your printer's volume virtually:

Go to EDIT/Align;
Set Source to "BasePoint" and Destination to WorldOrigin/Yup (in MM "Y" is the vertical dimension)
Accept

Now supports should be done fine (as long as the object isn't bigger than the printer's build volume)...
I'm just a user as you are. Being no Autodesk employee: I do not know where this road will lead to, nor do I claim to've all stuff got right.

seinarsson

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Re: Supports not generating
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 05:02:26 PM »
That worked, thanks!