The auto-generated supports are created automatically. Depending on the material used, as well as the geometry of the parts you want to print, the supports are built with optimal dimensions for your build parts.
Notice: To fulfill the operation, open and select at least one 3D model! If no model is selected, the supports will be generated for all the models on the platform.
To auto-generate the supports for your model:
1. Click the icon. The dialog box opens.
2. Click Generate for Selected.
→ Supports are added to the selected model.
Depending on your model, you might need to configure the supports generation settings to achieve the optimal result.
To learn more about each support generation parameter, see the detailed description provided below.
|Tip thickness||Defines the thickness of the cone tip at the upper and lower end of the support beam.|
|Support thickness||Defines the thickness of the entire support beam.|
|Support spacing||This value defines the distance between the support beams.|
|Flat to platform||When enabled, this option ensures that the model is built without supports and baseplate.|
|Height from platform||This value defines the height of the support structures.|
|Clearance from part||Determines the distance that each beam must have from the surrounding model surface.|
|Only from platform||When enabled, this parameter indicates that support structures must attach to the platform only. The model-to-model support structures are not built.|
|Reinf. Spacing||This defines at what distance to each other the reinforcing cross bars may be built.|
|Min. Angle||Determines the minimum angle between model and build platform from which supports will be built.|
|Max. Height||Defines up to which height of the model structure from the build platform supports will be built.|
Click on the icon next to the support group name in the Supports and Base widget to see the range of allowable values for each parameter.
Decide whether you want to include the base for the models. For that, check the parameters in the BASE SETTINGS section of the Supports and Base widget.
|None||It implies that no base would be created for the model(s) on the platform. This option is automatically set in the Base Type drop-down when the Flat to platform option is enabled.|
|Baseplate||This option presumes that a model and its supports are built on the baseplate.|
|Fence||It presumes that the fences are built between neighboring support beams to ensure more stability for support structures.|