Sometimes, auto-generated supports might not be the best option. For such cases, Envision One RP allows for manually adding the supports.
To manually add supports for a model:
1. Select a model.
2. Press the icon.
→ The dialog box opens.
3. Press Edit Supports.
→ The dialog box opens.
4. Select the places on the model where you want to add supports to. The places where the supports will be generated are marked as red spots. To delete a spot, click on it.
Notice: If it is not possible to add supports on some areas of the model, disable Angle assistant by removing the checkmark.
5. To edit the tip thickness, place the cursor on the value field and use the ↑ and ↓ arrow keys respectively. The greater the value, the thicker the supports will be.
6. To edit supports inside the model, press the icon and select the layer at which supports will be built.
7. To change the location of the support point, move the support point using the mouse while holding down the Ctrl key. Once a new spot for the support point is selected, release the mouse.
8. Press Apply.
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 the model and the build platform from which supports are 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.