Dynamic support tip size in auto-generation


#1

Now bear in mind I have no idea how technically complex this would be, and I’m assuming it’s no small task… BUT…

Would it be possible to have auto-generation of supports dynamically select larger support tips and shafts for higher stress areas, like large flat areas; and fine tips for islands?

Or would there be a way to pre-paint a model to give a rough estimation of where each support type/size should go? So that way auto-generation could be infinitely more customisable and useful off the bat :slight_smile:


#2

Yes this is something we are contemplating for some months now.
It would be some kind of structural analysis, small FEM analysis of some sort I think. So yes we are looking at it.

kind regards
Elco


#3

To expand on this suggestion, would it be possible to incorporate the ability to use multiple tip/etc sizes on auto-generated supports? If I edit one support, it of course edits ALL of the supports that were auto-generated. This is usually the right thing to do, but sometimes I want to edit only specific supports. As is now I would need to manually add supports that are different sizes. In this case if I connect up the single manual support with the auto-supports, it inherits the support settings from the auto supports.

Maybe an option when applying to either apply to the individual support or the whole structure?


#4

thanks for the suggestion. Yes will see if something lke this is possible.

Elco