Print settings that influence Smart Slice

Cura provides users access to numerous print settings and many of these settings can have an effect on the performance of a printed part. Smart Slice accounts for key print settings in order to construct the numerical models that compute part displacements and safety factors.

Print settings considered by Smart Slice:

  • Material

  • Layer Height

  • Line Width

  • Wall Thickness

  • Wall Line Count

  • Top/Bottom Thickness

  • Top Layers

  • Bottom Layers

  • Top/Bottom Line Directions

  • Infill Density

  • Infill Pattern (supported infill patterns: Grid, Triangles, and Cubic)

  • Infill Line Directions

Print settings that are assumed by Smart Slice

The following print settings are assumed to have the same value as the print settings indicated:

These print settings are assumed to be equal to... ... these print settings
Infill Line Width Line Width
Infill Layer Thickness Layer Height
Initial Layer Height Layer Height
Inner Wall(s) Line Width Line Width
Outer Wall Line Width Line Width
Top/Bottom Line Width Line Width
Wall Line Width Line Width

Required print settings

The following print settings are required in order to use Smart Slice:

Print setting Required value
Bottom Pattern Initial Layer Lines
Fuzzy Skin  False
Gradual Infill Steps 0
Mold  False
Spaghetti Infill  False
Spiralize Outer Contour False
Surface Mode Normal
Top/Bottom Pattern Lines
Use Adaptive Layers  False
Wire Printing False

An error message will appear if a Validate or Optimize is attempted and any of these print settings are different than shown here.

Print settings that are not considered by Smart Slice:

  • Flow (Smart Slice assumes that Flow = 100%)
  • Thermal settings (Printing Temperature, Build Plate Temperature, Enable Print Cooling, etc.)