Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby mongerdesigns » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:17 pm

drewbacca wrote:Is it possible to have two items items on the platform. One with automated generated support and the other without? As it stands, if I click auto supports it would add it for both parts.


Yes, it's possible. Have you watched the video?
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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby Devlin » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:43 pm

I have yet to download the beta version.

I would like to but think I would need a mouse for better control.

My problem is I only have two usb ports on the acer laptop which are being used by the printer and projector.

Will it be okay at add a usb hub without causing problems?

Thank you for you reply.
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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby mongerdesigns » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:47 pm

Yes, you can use a usb hub. Just connect the Solus to one of the ports and the hub to the other. Or you can use a bluetooth wireless mouse.
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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby drewbacca » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:48 am

mongerdesigns wrote:
drewbacca wrote:Is it possible to have two items items on the platform. One with automated generated support and the other without? As it stands, if I click auto supports it would add it for both parts.


Yes, it's possible. Have you watched the video?


You caught me, I jumped right in without watching the video :) So I watched it and its just right clicking and deselecting automated supports. I think the vid is a tad bit long but ehhh it does the job
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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby mongerdesigns » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:54 pm

Supports are not part of the stable release and out of just being a beta!

You can update to v1.3 today!

We will continue to release beta updates for anyone who wants to try the new features and test them before the next stable release.
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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby barth » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:08 pm

mongerdesigns wrote:No. There is no plan to have an export to STL function.


I buy a new laptop, it will be easier! But I'm still interested by a baseplate :D
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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby Devlin » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:59 pm

I download and tried out v1.3 today
Amazing! what time saver.
I would have never guessed I could print with with the supports generated from the automatic feature.
Worked great!

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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby mongerdesigns » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:24 am

Glad you liked it Michael!

Yes, it was very important to us to have automatic supports that are intelligent (and they will get a lot better with future updates), instead of just being straight lines that bombard the model with supports.

The goal was to make them seem like manually and carefully placed.
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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby eg123 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:03 am

Used Auto Supports for the first time today.
"Freaking awesome."
Glad I don't have to be looking at the model from so many angles to see where I need to put supports.
Great Auto support system.

Thanks You, Emil and crew.
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Re: Auto Supports and Manual Supports now in Contour!

Postby Ellie » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:44 am

tried the update last week and it worked great, but came to use it today to print multiple rings and it just keeps crashing whilst I’m checking the slices, have restarted the software and my comp a few times now and tried reopening the single files and supporting them again and saving as a solus file still no luck, :cry: I need to get this working as I have 50 rings to print, I can fit 5 at a time but will still take me a week to print everything if I can get 2 prints on a day,

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