The supports are automatically generated with optimal dimensions for your printed parts based on material and part geometry.
Notice: At least one 3D model must be added and selected. 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. Press the icon on the left Toolbar.
→ The dialog box opens.
2. Press Generate for Selected.
→ Supports are added to the selected mode.
Tip: Depending on your model, you may need to adjust support generation settings for optimal results. Refer to the Basic Settings, Advanced Settings, and Base settings below for details on each parameter.
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: 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: Defines the height of the support structures.
Tip: Press the icon next to the Base Settings in the Supports and Base widget to see the range of allowable values for each parameter.
Clearance from part: Determines the required distance between each beam and the adjacent surface of the model.
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: Determines the allowable distance between the reinforcing cross bars.
Min. Angle: Determines the minimum angle between the model and the build platform from which supports will be built.
Max. Height: Specifies the maximum height of supports for the model structure above the build platform.
Tip: Press the icon next to the Advanced Settings 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: No base is 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 in the Basic Settings menu.
Baseplate: A model and its supports are built on the baseplate.
Fence: The fences are built between neighboring support beams to ensure more stability for support structures.