Hi alexrj, more a suggestion than a real bug?
1.2.0 dev current Ubuntu 13.04 default config
Brim & skirt seem work just fine, but i think you must make skirt/brim mutually exclusive or put the skirt outside the brim,
with skirt (default value)& brim (16mm) active i get this
Yeah, I think the only reasonable solution for handling this conflict is to stop computing the convex hull for skirt and just perform regular offsets following the object shape just like we do for brim. This way we can just skip skirt on first layer if brim is large enough to support higher skirt layers.
Usage of convex hull for skirt was discussed a long time ago, and it was preferred over simple offsets, so I expect such a change would raise complaints. We'll handle those complaints, if ever, by adding an option to set the skirt shape (convex vs. offset).
Or, as you suggest, put skirt outside brim… Hmm, that idea sounds like the easiest one.
I vote for putting the skirt on the brim. I think that makes it more useful as a wipe wall for multiple extruders where the print also needs a brim. If the skirt is too far away, its utility as a wipe wall is minimized.
Put skirt outside brim to avoid conflicts. #2157
I implemented your idea. Thank you
@drahcirgnarts, putting skirt on the brim requires the change in skirt shape as we couldn't use the convex hull anymore. Usually, the brim is no larger than 5-6mm, which is also the usual distance skirt is printed at...
Great! thanks to you for your work!