Support Generation

There are three workflows to create a stack: Manual, Semi-Automatic, and Critical Features

Manual (Struts + Base) This creates custom, high-level support struts to reduce support volume usage, improve cleaning of parts as a whole stack, and control support placement/scarring. However, this might require more trial and error when you are first starting off.

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Semi-Automatic (Supports + Struts) This uses 3D Sprint's Smart Support function to auto-generate supports and add cross-stack struts for added rigidity during printing. Roll over to zoom.
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Critical Features - This is similar to Semi-Auto support generation, but uses several support tools like regions or cylinders to avoid supporting textured surfaces and critical features that would otherwise get supported during stacking. Roll over to zoom.
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