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Custom Profiles: Leaky connections

    The leaky connection settings offer additional options for extruder behavior on short internal travel moves.

    "shellsLeakyConnections"

    True/False

    When "shellsLeakyConnections" is set to "false," the extruder will continue to extrude plastic when moving between two shells. When "shellsLeakyConnections" is set to "true," the extruder will not extrude or retract any plastic during these moves. This can help avoid a buildup of extra plastic.

    "adjacentFillLeakyConnections"

    True/False

    When "adjacentFillLeakyConnections" is set to "false," the extruder will continue to extrude plastic when moving between two adjacent lines of infill. When "adjacentFillLeakyConnections" is set to "true," the extruder will not extrude or retract any plastic during these moves. Which lines of infill are adjacent is determined using the "adjacentFillLeakyDistanceRatio" setting.

    "supportLeakyConnections"

    True/false

    When "supportLeakyConnections" is set to "false," the extruder will continue to extrude plastic when moving between two support segments. When "supportLeakyConnections" is set to "true," the extruder will not extrude plastic during these travel moves, but will also not retract any filament. This will cause thin, stringy connections between sections of the support structures, making them strong enough to hold together well, but fragile enough to be easily removable. 

    "adjacentFillLeakyDistanceRatio" 

    Ratio, [1.0, 2.0]

    Two lines of infill are considered adjacent when the connection between them is shorter than the product of this value and the extrusion width.

    "leakyConnectionsAdjacentDistance"

    Millimeters of feedstock

    The lengths of the extrusion paths before and after a travel move must be at least the length specified here for the slicer to turn it into a "leaky" connection. This applies to connections between shells, support and infill.


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