Need SEAM location setting


#1

Not only RANDOM, but also where it is. 


#2

I suggested this while back: http://forum.zortrax.com/index.php?/topic/35-update-suggestions/page-7?hl=%20update%20%20suggestions


#3

That would be very nice to select the best innocuous location for a seam.


#4

+1, but the Z-suite slicer really isn't set up for this is it?


#5

As far as I remember, the slicer will make an attempt to hide the seam in corners as much as possible. I find that it works quite well but on round models it looks like plumber crack if using white!


#6

The slicer does try to place the seam at edges or high curvature areas but it's also orientation dependent. By rotating the model about the z axis, I have moved seams out of cosmetic areas; it's trial and error in z-suite but sometime comes handy, you can often see the seam location in z-suite by examining the slice.

Defining seam location should be fairly easy to do on simple parts where each z-axis slice is one continuous area.... but for slices that have multiple areas in each slice, it become much more difficult to define the location of the seam because each area within the slice has its own seam.


#7

Hi ChunkyPastaSauce,

Good to know.

Thank you.

Best regards

Hans Lagerström


#8

there could at least be a very clear visualization of the sea in preview so that it is easy to re-orient the model to re-adjust it.


#9

there could at least be a very clear visualization of the sea in preview so that it is easy to re-orient the model to re-adjust it.

Agree, it would be great if z-suite highlighted the seam lines.

Also, another way to define seams is not in z-suite but in the mode itself by manually placing a seam line in model before z-suite, I've done this by placing a /very/ small (width and depth) cut in the model along the the locations where I wanted the the seams to be. Did this a couple weeks ago, worked well.


#10

Agree, it would be great if z-suite highlighted the seam lines.

Also, another way to define seams is not in z-suite but in the mode itself by manually placing a seam line in model before z-suite, I've done this by placing a /very/ small (width and depth) cut in the model along the the locations where I wanted the the seams to be. Did this a couple weeks ago, worked well.

Can you give a screenshot how you made?


#11

While waiting for the Z-ABS print quality fix in Z-Suite (versions newer than 1.0 don't have the same quality) I've acquired a competing $4,000 - 3D printer and software (which shall remain nameless). I really like how this other software allows me to set an x & y coordinate and their slicer software picks the closest location to start new layers (seams). It's extremely powerful to hide seams on corners or back faces. Really hope you guys consider a similar feature for Z-Suite. 


#12

While waiting for the Z-ABS print quality fix in Z-Suite (versions newer than 1.0 don't have the same quality) I've acquired a competing $4,000 - 3D printer and software (which shall remain nameless). I really like how this other software allows me to set an x & y coordinate and their slicer software picks the closest location to start new layers (seams). It's extremely powerful to hide seams on corners or back faces. Really hope you guys consider a similar feature for Z-Suite.

We're aware of that, David. Thanks for the reminder . Btw, the only issue you have with Z-ABS is the quality when using the layer 0.29, right? I couldn't reproduce the issue, but we're

reviewing the profile anyway.


#13

We only print .29 with Z-ABS because it's the best balance of print time and quality for affordability. It may be an issue with other resolutions.

ahntlia confirmed the issue as well. I hope it's fixable as I can't believe it's an issue strictly with only our ten M200s.


#14

+1 need seam control too!

I get very poor results for a small and this part with a complex structure while I get really good results for an almost similar part with similar settings on the same M200Plus and the same filament. Very annoying because it costs a lot of time to play around looking for a way to control the seam placing.