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PrusaSlicer Tricks – Split Parts and add a Modifier

PrusaSlicer Tricks: Split Objects, Add Modifier, Turn off Perspective

This video has a few tricks up its sleeve. It gives a quick overview how to do the following:

  • Split parts in a 3D file
  • Turn off perspective view
  • Add a modifier that can add perimeters or wall to add strength to an area of a part

Watch it here:

It’s great to have a full bed of parts you can print all at once, but if you want to print just one, this video’s for you. Watch how to split the group in to parts, get rid of the rest and print just the one you need.

Once you get used to NOT using perspective, you can then see alignment of objects a lot easier. It’s found under Configuration>Preferences. Select the Camera Tab and toggle “Use perspective camera” on and off.

If you want to change and area of a print’s properties, then you need to add a Modifier. With a modifier object, you can easily change some of the properties for just the area you need. I wanted to add more walls or perimeters to a weaker area of a part, so I added a cylinder modifier and changed the numbers of perimeters.

Hope this helps! If anything else is bugging you about using slicers, let me know.

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A 3D Printer Calibration & Tolerance Test You Can Bank On

Have you lost all cents of reality for 3d printing?!

Now you can spend as less time and money checking the accuracy of your prints.

Using this 3d printer test, you can quickly make a 3d print for testing IRL (in real world) accuracy using these four common coin sizes:

  • United States one cent penny
  • Euro five cent coin
  • UK 1 pence
  • Australian five cent coin

Things that can affect accuracy:

  • Actual filament diameter: I’ve had some inconsistent filament diameter — over 1.95mm — throwing off prints that needed higher precision to fit properly.
  • Speed: Too fast and corners can get rounded and filament thinned out.
  • Flow rate: Too high and over extrusion can happen.

Square corners tend to round slightly due to filament width, so I added corner pockets to the vertical slots to offset this, and get a better fit test.

If your printer has a bit of elephant foot — first layer or two spreads out — then you may have to adjust your slicer, and/or start slightly higher above the bed, but risk first layer not sticking as well.

Let me know if you find this useful and helps you get better prints.