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Slicer parameters

Parameter Name Description
1 Raft

Select to print your model on a raft.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:true
2 Raft to Model Spacing

Distance above the raft at which your object is printed. Smaller values may make the raft harder to remove. Higher values may decrease the quality of your object's bottom surface.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
3 Raft Margin

Distance between the outer edge of your object and the edge of the raft.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:50.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Base Pattern Spacing

Spacing between the lines of a raft's base layer(s).

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:2.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
2 Base Pattern Length

Length of the zig-zag pattern that forms the raft's base layer(s).

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:400.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
3 Minimum Base Pattern Gap

Gaps in the raft smaller than this minimum will be filled in, reducing raft complexity.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.0
Maximum value:20.0
Step value:0.5
Default value:0.0
4 Base Layer Angle

Angle of the raft's base layer(s), measured counterclockwise from the positive X axis.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:180
Step value:1
Default value:
5 Base Layer Density

Lines of the raft's base layer(s) will be printed closer together at higher densities and farther apart at lower densities. Values between 0.70 and 0.90 are recommended.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
6 Base Extrusion Width

Extrusion width on the raft's base layer(s). This value should be much wider than your nozzle width.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:4.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
7 Base Layer Height

Height of raft's base layer(s). This value should be much higher than your normal layer height.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.60
Step value:0.01
Default value:
8 Number of Base Layers

The base layer of the raft is printed slowly, with thicker extrusion. This setting specifies how many base layers are printed. More layers can help the raft stick if your build platform is very uneven.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:20
Step value:1
Default value:
9 Number of Base Layer Shells

Number of shells printed for raft's base layer(s). Additional shells may make the raft easier to remove.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:50000
Step value:1
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Interface Layer Angle

Angle of the raft's interface layer(s), measured counterclockwise from the positive X axis.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:180
Step value:1
Default value:
2 Interface Extrusion Width

Extrusion width on the raft's interface layer(s). This should be equal to or greater than the nozzle width.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.10
Maximum value:0.60
Step value:0.01
Default value:
3 Interface Layer Height

Height of raft's interface layer(s).

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.10
Maximum value:1.60
Step value:0.01
Default value:
4 Number of Interface Layers

The interface is the middle section between the raft base and the raft surface. This setting specifies how many interface layers are printed.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:20
Step value:1
Default value:
5 Interface Layer Density

Lines of the raft's interface layer(s) will be printed closer together at higher densities and farther apart at lower densities. Values between 0.20 and 0.50 are recommended.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Number of Surface Layer Shells

Number of shells printed for raft's surface layer(s). Additional shells may make the raft easier to remove.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:50000
Step value:1
Default value:0
2 Surface Layer Angle

Angle of the raft surface layer(s), measured counterclockwise from the positive X axis.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:180
Step value:1
Default value:
3 Surface Layer Height

Height of raft's surface layer(s). Values close to the default layer height are recommended.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.10
Maximum value:1.60
Step value:0.01
Default value:
4 Number of Surface Layers

Your printed object will rest on the raft's surface layers. This setting specifies how many surface layers are printed.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:20
Step value:1
Default value:
5 Surface Fill to Shell Overlap

Affects the spacing between the surface fill and the innermost shell. For more overlap, use a lower value.

Parameter Name Description
1 SubSurface to Interface Offset

Your sub surface layers will rest on top of the interface layers. This setting specifies the offset between the two.

2 Number of SubSurface Layers

Your surface layers will rest on top of the raft's subsurface layers. This setting specifies how many sub surface layers are printed.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:20
Step value:1
Default value:
3 SubSurface Layer Height

Your surface layers will rest on top of the subsurface layers. This setting specifies how thick sub surface layers are.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:0.27
Parameter Name Description
4 Raft-Support Spacing

Sets how far above the raft the supports object is printed. Smaller values may make the support stick more firmly to the raft. Defaults to the raft model spacing if not set.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:-1.00
5 Raft Aligned

When set to true, raftAligned forces all raft interface layers to run in the same direction. When set to false, the lines of extrusion on each raft interface layer will be rotated 90 degrees from the previous layer.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:100
Step value:1
Default value:
6 Additional Raft Offset

Additional offset between the extruder and build plate when a raft is being printed.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.0
Maximum value:5.0
Step value:0.1
Default value:0.0
7 Raft Fill Profiles

Raft fill profiles for surface, solid, and sparse.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:{}
Parameter Name Description
1 Support

Select to print your model with automatically generated support structures.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
2 Leaky Connections

Select for less connected support structures which are easier to remove.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
3 Align Support

Select for parallel walls of support. Deselect for stronger, criss-crossing support structures.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
4 Extra Support

Select to print with an earlier style of support structures that surround your object, instead of the current minimal support.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
5 Support Density

Lines of the support structures will be printed closer together at higher densities and farther apart at lower densities. A value of 1.00 will result in solid support structures.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
6 Support Margin

Distance between the edge of the object and the outer edges of the supports. If it is set to 0.00, support structures will not extend farther than any supported overhang.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
7 Support to Model Spacing

Distance between supports and the printed object in the horizontal plane.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
8 Support Angle

Support structures will be printed under overhangs where the angle is a greater number of degress than the value set here. A value of 0 will result in support everywhere. A value of 90 will result in no support.

9 Breakaway Support

Select to print your model with easy to remove supports.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
10 Support Bridges

Select to print support under all bridges.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Bridging

When set to true, the slicer will make sure that lines of extrusion that bridge gaps will always run between stable anchor regions. When set to false, none of the bridging settings below will be used.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
2 Maximum Bridge Length

A bridge is the underside of a print that is supported at both ends but not in the middle. If a bridge is longer than the length set here, support will be printed underneath.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:100.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
3 Minimum Length of bridge Anchor

The bridge anchor settings determine which sections on an object can be used as stable anchor regions. If an anchor region is too narrow or too shallow, it will not provide a large enough base for the end of your bridge. Sections of your object narrower than the value set for bridgeAnchorMinimumLength or shallower than the value set for bridgeAnchorWidth will not be used as anchor regions.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:10.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
4 Width of bridge Anchor

The bridge anchor settings determine which sections on an object can be used as stable anchor regions. If an anchor region is too narrow or too shallow, it will not provide a large enough base for the end of your bridge. Sections of your object narrower than the value set for bridgeAnchorMinimumLength or shallower than the value set for bridgeAnchorWidth will not be used as anchor regions.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
5 Bridge Line Spacing Multiplier

Lines of extruded plastic on the first layer of a bridge are narrower than lines of extrusion that rest on another layer because they cannot be squashed into a lower layer. This setting offers the opportunity to print those lines closer together, so that they can overlap. MakerBot Desktop determines the amount of overlap by multiplying extrusion width by the value set for bridgeSpacingMultiplier and using that value as the expected extrusion width. This results in the slicer spacing the lines of extrusion as if they are smaller than they actually are. This feature is experimental and may not be helpful. To have the lines on the first layer of a bridge print with normal spacing, set bridgeSpacingMultiplier to 1.00.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.50
Maximum value:1.50
Step value:0.01
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
11 Support Roof to Model Spacing

Distance between the top-most layer of supports and the printed object in the horizontal plane.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.0
Maximum value:2.0
Step value:0.1
Default value:-1.0
12 Support Layer Height

Sets the layer height used for support structures. This layer height can be greater than the model layer height for faster printing.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.05
Maximum value:0.40
Step value:0.01
Default value:-1.00
13 Support Cutout

Stop support slightly before model floors to allow for easier breakaway.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
14 Support Cutout Extra Distance

Extra x/y amount to clear support around model floors when support cutouts are used.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
15 Spacing between Breakaway Support and Model Floor

Control the additional droop distance between support roofs and the exposed underside features of your model. Smaller values make the support bind to the model more tightly, but may produce more precise model floors. Higher values make the support easier to remove, but might worsen the underside surface quality.

16 supportBreakawayModelOffset

Pushes the bounds of the drooped breakaway portion of the model into or away from the supported regions of the model. By default the breakaway is directly adjacent to the supported model edge. Sensible values here are +-1 layer width - large insets will cause bad model layer adhesion, large outsets can cause unsupported or non-breakaway model floors.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:100
Step value:1
Default value:0
17 Spacing between Breakaway Support and Model Roof

Control the additional droop distance between support floors and the exposed upper layers of your model. Smaller values make the support bind to the model more tightly, higher values make the support easier to remove but less precise and stable.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:100
Step value:1
Default value:0
18 Support Fill Profiles

Support fill profiles for surface, solid, and sparse.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:{}
19 supportFloorSolidLayerCount

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
20 supportFloorSolidThickness

Thickness of solid layers over support floor surface in mm. If not a multiple of layer height, the distance is rounded up to the next layer.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:100
Step value:1
Default value:0
21 supportFloorSurfaceLayerCount

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
22 supportFloorSurfaceThickness

Thickness of the floor surface layers of the support in mm. If not a multiple of layer height, the distance is rounded up to the next layer.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:100
Step value:1
Default value:0
23 supportRoofSolidLayerCount

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
24 supportRoofSolidThickness

Thickness of solid layers under support roof surface in mm. If not a multiple of layer height, the distance is rounded up to the next layer.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:100
Step value:1
Default value:0
25 supportRoofSurfaceLayerCount

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
26 supportRoofSurfaceThickness

Thickness of the roof surface layers of the support in mm. If not a multiple of layer height, the distance is rounded up to the next layer.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:100
Step value:1
Default value:0
Parameter Name Description
1 Layer Height

Height of each printed layer.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.05
Maximum value:0.40
Step value:0.01
Default value:
2 Number of Shells

Number of outlines printed for each island within a layer. If any section of your model does not have room for this many shells, that section will be printed with the number that does fit.

3 Coarseness

Features smaller than this area in square millimeters are removed.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00000
Maximum value:0.01000
Step value:0.00001
Default value:
4 Fixed Layer Starting Point

Start each layer from the object closest to a fixed location, rather than closest to where the previous layer ended.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
5 Layer Starting Point (X)

X position of the point near which to start a layer when Fixed Layer Starting Point is true.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:-150
Maximum value:150
Step value:1
Default value:0
6 Layer Starting Point (Y)

Y position of the point near which to start a layer when Fixed Layer Starting Point is true.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:-153
Maximum value:153
Step value:1
Default value:0
7 Fixed Shell Starting Point

Start each shell at the vertex farmost in the direction specified by Shell Starting Point. If not selected, the starting point will be chosen for optimal ordering, and may cause the zipper to be a different place on every layer.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:true
8 Shell Starting Point (degrees)

Controls roughly where the zipper will be placed. 0 points toward the back of the printer. The zipper clockwise as the angle increases.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:359
Step value:1
Default value:215
Parameter Name Description
1 doInfills

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:true
2 Infill Density

Specifies how solid the infill is. A setting of 0.00 results in a hollow object and a setting of 1.00 results in a solid one.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:%
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
3 Infill Layer Height

Sets the maximum height of infill layers. This setting will be rounded to an integer multiple of the model layer height.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.60
Step value:0.01
Default value:0.00
4 Infill Pattern

Infill pattern for your print. The diamond pattern is strongest.

5 Infill Orientation Angle Increment

Orientation angle to rotate per layer for linear infill in degrees.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:359
Step value:1
Default value:90
6 Infill Orientation Angle

Orientation angle offset applied to the orientation range.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:359
Step value:1
Default value:0
7 Infill Orientation Range

Orientation angle range (inclusive) for linear infill in degrees.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:359
Step value:1
Default value:90
8 Infill and shell overlap multiplier

Sets how far the infill overlaps the innermost shell. A lower setting will result in more overlap.

9 Solid Fill Orientation Angle Increment

Orientation angle to rotate per layer for solid fill in degrees.

10 Solid Fill Orientation Angle

Orientation angle offset applied to the orientation range.

11 Solid Fill Orientation Range

Orientation angle range (inclusive) for solid fill in degrees.

12 Model Fill Profiles

Model fill profiles for surface, solid, and sparse.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:{}
Parameter Name Description
1 Floor Layer Count

Layers to print for floor. Overrides Floor Thickness.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:5000
Step value:1
Default value:
2 Floor Solid Layer Count

See floorSolidThickness. Overrides floorSolidThickness if set.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
3 Floor Solid Thickness

Thickness of solid layers over floor surface in mm. Overrides floorThickness if larger. If not a multiple of layer height, the distance is rounded up to the next layer.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:0.00
4 Floor Surface Layer Count

See floorSurfaceThickness. Overrides floorSurfaceThickness if set.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
5 Floor Thickness

Thickness of your model's solid floor.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
6 Floor Surface Thickness

Thickness of the floor surface layers of the model in mm. If not a multiple of layer height, the distance is rounded up to the next layer.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:0.00
Parameter Name Description
1 Anchor border width

Extending roofs inside solid regions to support shells from layers above can help shells on sloped surfaces stay in place.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:2.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:0.00
2 Roof Layer Count

Layers to print for roof. Overrides Roof Thickness.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:5000
Step value:1
Default value:
3 Roof Solid Layer Count

See roofSolidThickness. Overrides roofSolidThickness if set.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
4 Roof Thickness

Thickness of your model's solid roof.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
5 Roof Solid Thickness

Thickness of solid layers under roof surface in mm. Overrides roofThickness if larger. If not a multiple of layer height, the distance is rounded up to the next layer.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:0.00
6 Roof Surface Layer Count

See roofSurfaceThickness. Overrides roofSurfaceThickness if set.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
7 Roof Surface Thickness

Thickness of the roof surface layers of the model in mm. If not a multiple of layer height, the distance is rounded up to the next layer.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:0.00
Parameter Name Description
1 doAnchor

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:true
2 Anchor Extrusion Amount

Amount of feedstock to extrude at start of anchor (mm).

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:10.00
Step value:1.00
Default value:0.00
3 Anchor Extrusion Speed

Speed at which to make the anchor blob.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:mm/s
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:10
Step value:1
Default value:
4 Anchor Width

This setting defines the extrusion width of the portion of the anchor connecting the initial blob to the object or raft.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:10.00
Step value:1.00
Default value:1.00
Parameter Name Description
1 External Spurs

When set to true, the settings below will be used to create single walls where necessary. If set to false, sections of your object that are so thin that they require only a single extrusion width will not print at all.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
2 Internal Spurs

Internal spurs are spurs that appear inside the outlines of your object. Sections of a print that narrow to a point will often result in internal spurs on inner shells. When set to true, segments of single extrusion width will be used to fill the gaps between two shells where possible. This feature is experimental.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
3 Minimum Spur Length

Spur segments that are shorter than the value defined in this setting will be eliminated from the final toolpath.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
4 Minimum Spur Width

These settings allow you to specify when spurs will be used. Spurs will not be used for sections wider than the maxSpurWidth or more narrow than the minSpurWidth. Sections wider than the maxSpurWidth will accommodate multiple extrusion widths. Sections narrower than the minSpurWidth will not be printed.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
5 Spur Overlap

This setting allows spurs that almost touch to join by extending them by the amount set here.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
6 Maximum Spur Width

These settings allow you to specify when spurs will be used. Spurs will not be used for sections wider than the maxSpurWidth or more narrow than the minSpurWidth. Sections wider than the maxSpurWidth will accommodate multiple extrusion widths. Sections narrower than the minSpurWidth will not be printed.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
9 doInsets

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:true
10 doPutModelOnPlatform

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:true
11 Base layer height

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.05
Maximum value:1.60
Step value:0.01
Default value:-1.00
12 doOutlines

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:true
13 minLayerHeight

Minimum layer height supported.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:0.01
14 centerX

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:-300.0
Maximum value:300.0
Step value:0.1
Default value:0.0
15 centerY

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:-300.0
Maximum value:300.0
Step value:0.1
Default value:0.0
16 Shells overlap multiplier

This defines the space between each pair of adjacent shells. The number is a multiplier of the extrusion width. Set this under 1.00 to have the insets overlap, and over 1.00 for gaps between the insets. In general, it's best to have the insets overlap slightly.

17 Start Position

Initial position of all axes of the bot.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
18 Split Long Moves

If both a tight curve and part of a long, straight line are included in a Dynamic Speed Detection Window, the average change in degrees per millimeter may not be large enough to trigger a Dynamic Speed slowdown. This setting fixes this problem by splitting each long move into sections and treating them as separate moves. When set to true, every long move will be split into segments of the length set in the splitMinimumDistance setting. If splitting a long move does not trigger a Dynamic Speed change, the segments will be recombined. If you choose to split long moves into small segments, be aware that they may increase the size of your print file.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
19 Flick Back Trace

If true, exactly follow the path that was just printed backwards for flickDistance when doing a flick. If false, try to make a single move flickDistance long in the opposite direction of the last segment of the path, and fall back to following the path exactly if such a move would cross the outline.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:10
Step value:1
Default value:0
20 Flick Distance

Distance of the flick that is done before retracting.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.0
Maximum value:50.0
Step value:0.1
Default value:-1.0
21 Use Advanced Path Planning

Use advanced path planning techniques to minimize stringing.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
22 Minimum Flick Distance

If a flick of at least this length cannot be made, don't flick.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:50.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:-1.00
23 Infill Spacing Multiplier

Adjacent lines in roof, floor and solid infill need to overlap slightly to form a continuous surface. The MakerBot slicer determines the amount of overlap by multiplying extrusion width by the value set for gridSpacingMultiplier and using that value as the expected extrusion width. This results in the slicer spacing the lines of extrusion as if they are smaller than they actually are.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.50
Maximum value:1.50
Step value:0.01
Default value:
24 Maximum Connection Length

Maximum length of an extrusion made to avoid retraction. If avoiding a retraction would require a longer extrusion, we will retract and go to the closest object instead.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.0
Maximum value:50.0
Step value:0.5
Default value:10.0
25 Minimum Speed Multiplier

This setting multiplied by the base feedrates set in your extrusion profiles equals your minimum extrusion speed. Layers slowed down by the minLayerDuration setting will not print slower than the speed set here. Feedrates slowed down by the Dynamic Speed settings will not be affected by this setting.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
26 Minimal Thick Infill Improvement

Minimum reduction in total area required for adding a thick sparse infill layer.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:1.0
27 Split Minimum Distance

When doSplitLongMoves is set to true, long moves will be split into segments of the length specified here.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
28 Thick Layer Threshold

Plastic volume for layers thicker than this threshold will be multiplied by thickLayerVolumeMultiplier.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:0.0
29 Thick Layer Volume Multiplier

Multiply the volume for layers thicker than thickLayerThreshold by this value.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:1.0
Parameter Name Description
1 Purge Walls

Print your model with purge walls. Recommended for dual extrusion prints.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
2 Side Length

Maximum length of the side of the purge wall.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:20.00
Step value:1.00
Default value:
3 Base Extrusion Width

Extrusion width on the purge wall's base layer.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:10.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
4 Base Pattern Length

The purge wall is printed on a base layer. Lines of the base layer will be printed closer together at lower values and farther apart at higher values.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:20.00
Step value:1.00
Default value:
5 Base Pattern Width

Width of the pattern that forms the base layer of the purge wall.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:20.00
Step value:1.00
Default value:
6 Wall to Model Spacing

Minimum distance between the edge of your model and the purge wall.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:50.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
7 Wall Pattern Width

Width of the diamond pattern that forms the purge wall.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:20.00
Step value:1.00
Default value:
8 Wall to Wall Spacing

Distance between adjacent purge walls. Distances between 1.00 and 3.00 mm are recommended.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:50.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
9 Wall Width

Extrusion width for the main part of the purge wall.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:2.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
10 Front Wall Length

Maximum length of the front of the purge wall.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:100.00
Step value:1.00
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Raft Material Extruder

Extruder used to print the raft on a dual extrusion print when Mixed Material Raft is turned off. In this selector, 0 is the Right extruder and 1 is the Left extruder.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:1
Step value:1
Default value:
2 Support Material Extruder

Extruder used to print support structures on a dual extrusion print when Mixed Material Support is turned off. In this selector, 0 is the Right extruder and 1 is the Left extruder.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:1
Step value:1
Default value:
3 Mixed Material Raft

Print a mixed-material raft, where each part of the model rests on a section of raft printed in the same material.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
4 Mixed Material Support

Print mixed-material support structures, where each part of the model is supported by structures printed in the same material.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Default Extruder for Single Extruder Printing

When you use the MakerBot Slicer with MakerBot Desktop, you will assign objects to different extruders using the «Object Information» menu. When you call the MakerBot Slicer manually, this setting will determine which extruder will be used to build your object. On a machine with dual extruders, 0 is the right toolhead and 1 is the left toolhead. On a machine with a single extruder, the single toolhead is 0.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:1
Step value:1
Default value:
2 Extruder Temperature

Single or right side extruder temperature.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°C
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:255
Step value:1
Default value:
3 Extruder Profiles

Two sections enclosed in braces under extruderProfiles allow you to change a number of settings for each of two extruders. If your MakerBot 3D printer has two extruders, the settings enclosed in the first set of braces apply to the right extruder and the settings enclosed in the second set of braces apply to the left extruder. If your MakerBot 3D printer has a single extruder, your extruder profile is the one enclosed in the first set of braces and the one in the second set of braces can be ignored.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
4 Extruder Temperature Left

Left side extruder temperature.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°C
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:255
Step value:1
Default value:-1
5 Extra Z Offset

Starting height of the extruder relative to the build plate.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:10.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Extrusion Profiles

Extrusion profiles allow you to specify different settings for certain components of your prints, such as infill and inner shells.

Type of parameter:
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Fan Modulation

Turning the fan off during long travel moves reduces stringing. This value specifies whether this technique is applied.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
2 Fan Modulation Threshold

This is the fraction of time in the fan modulation time window that must be spent extruding (not traveling) for the fan to turn on. Smaller values prefer the fan to be on, larger values prefer the fan to be off. Setting this value to 0.00 is equivalent to having the fan be always on, and setting it to 1.00 is equivalent to having the fan be always off.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
3 Fan Modulation Window

A time window used for modulating the fan. Smaller values cause the fan to switch on and off more frequently. Larger values will ignore some fast and short travel moves to switch the fan less frequently.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:s
Minimum value:0.0
Maximum value:5.0
Step value:0.1
Default value:
4 Use Active Cooling

Select to use active cooling fan during a print.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
5 Fan Power

Active cooling fan power (% Max Power).

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:%
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:0.50
6 Fan Layer

Layer at which to start using active cooling.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:5000
Step value:1
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Dynamic Speed

Select to print areas with small details and tight curves at a lower speed.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
2 Dynamic Speed Gradually

If true, gradually slow down over the detection window. If false, immediately change to the slower speed.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
3 Dynamic Speed Interior Shells

Toggles dynamic speed for shells other than the othermost.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
4 Dynamic Speed Outermost Shell

Toggles dynamic speed for the outermost shell.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
5 Dynamic Speed Curvature Threshold

The dynamicSpeedCurvatureThreshold setting combines with the dynamicSpeedDetectionWindow setting to determine how tight a curve must be to trigger a reduction in speed. If the average change in angle over the distance set in dynamicSpeedDetectionWindow is larger than the number of degrees per millimeter set in dynamicSpeedCurvatureThreshold, the slicer will slow down that portion of the toolpath.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°/mm
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:180
Step value:1
Default value:
6 Dynamic Speed Detection Window

The distance along the path we see at one time. Smaller values are good for only slowing down around small, tight details. Larger values will detect detail over a longer distance, slow down earlier, and speed up later, but can miss some very small details.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:50.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
7 Dynamic Speed Slowdown Ratio

How much slower than normal speed to print small, tight details.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
8 Dynamic Speed Transition Shape

When we transition between speeds, we can do linearly or using an S-like curve. This value controls the amount the curve is shaped like a line vs the amount it is S-like. A value of 0.00 is linear transition, and a value of 1.00 is an S-like transition. Values between 0.00 and 1.00 control the amount of S-like-ness.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
9 Dynamic Speed Transition Window

To smoothly transition from regular print speed to slower dynamic slowdown we do so over a certain distance. This setting configures that distance in millimeters. This value is rounded to the nearest increment of splitMinimumDistance.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:50.00
Step value:0.10
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Adjacent Fill Leaky Connections

When true, do not extrude between adjacent infill lines. Which lines are considered adjacent is determined by adjacentFillLeakyDistanceRatio.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
2 Adjacent Fill Leaky Distance Ratio

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

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:2.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
3 Shells Leaky Connections

When true, do not extrude when transitioning from one shell to another. This helps reduce blobbing with large numbers of shells.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
4 Leaky Connections Adjacent Distance

For a connection to be made leaky, the lengths of the extrusion paths immediately before and after must exceed this value. This applies to connections between shells, support, and infill.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:
Maximum value:
Step value:
Default value:0.00
Parameter Name Description
1 Backlash Compensation

When set to true, the settings below will attempt to compensate for backlash. When set to false, none of the backlash settings below will be used. This feature is experimental and use may result in some slight distortion in printed objects.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:
2 Minimum backlash inaccuracy

When you use the backlashFeedback setting, MakerBot Desktop compensates for increasingly small amounts of error over distance. The remaining error gets smaller and smaller, but is never fully compensated for. This setting fixes this problem by ending the backlash compensation when the remaining error becomes so small as to be insignificant. When the remaining error is smaller than the distance in millimeters set here, the slicer will stop compensating for backlash.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.0000
Maximum value:1.0000
Step value:0.0050
Default value:
3 Backlash Feedback

MakerBot Desktop compensates for feedback gradually in order to reduce distortion. It will compensate for a certain amount of feedback over the distance set in splitMinimumDistance. The amount of feedback compensated for in each segment of the length set by splitMinimumDistance is a percentage inverse to the number set here. For example, if the default backlashFeedback setting is 0.90 and the default splitMinimumDistance is 0.40 mm, the slicer will compensate for 10% of the remaining feedback error over the first 0.40 mm after the change in direction. Then it will compensate for 10% of the remaining error over the next 0.40 mm. This will continue until the size of the error meets or falls below the distance set in backlashEpsilon. If backlashFeedback is set to 0.00, the entire error will be compensated for immediately.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
4 Backlash X-axis

These settings tell MakerBot Desktop how much backlash the slicer should be compensating for. To determine if backlash is present, print a 20 mm calibration box (available under «File» > «Examples» in MakerBot Desktop) and measure the length and width of the printed box. If either the width (X) of your box is less than 20 mm, subtract that value from 20. Divide that number by two and enter the result into the appropriate backlash setting.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
5 Backlash Y-axis

These settings tell MakerBot Desktop how much backlash the slicer should be compensating for. To determine if backlash is present, print a 20 mm calibration box (available under «File» > «Examples» in MakerBot Desktop) and measure the length and width of the printed box. If either the length (Y) of your box is less than 20 mm, subtract that value from 20. Divide that number by two and enter the result into the appropriate backlash setting.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:5.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:
6 Backlash Distance for the Z Axis

Breakaway support can cause horizontal defects to appear aligned with the top of supports due to Z axis backlash. These defects can be eliminated by compensating for the specified distance along the Z axis.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.000
Maximum value:5.000
Step value:0.005
Default value:
Parameter Name Description
1 Exponential Deceleration

Enable precise control of speed at the end of paths to reduce stringing. Only works for 5th generation machines.

Type of parameter: Boolean
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:false
Maximum value:true
Step value:
Default value:false
2 Exponential Deceleration Minimal Speed

Exponential deceleration will not cause the speed to fall below this value.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:mm/s
Minimum value:0.0
Maximum value:150.0
Step value:0.1
Default value:0.0
3 Exponential Deceleration Ratio

During exponential deceleration, the extruder speed will slow from its initial speed to the product of the initial speed and this number.

Type of parameter: Double
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0.00
Maximum value:1.00
Step value:0.01
Default value:0.00
4 Exponential Deceleration Segment Count

Number of discrete speeds computed for exponential deceleration. Larger numbers give smoother motion at the expense of larger files.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:50
Step value:1
Default value:20
Parameter Name Description
1 Platform Temperature

Heated platform temperature.

Type of parameter: Integer
Unit of measurement:°C
Minimum value:0
Maximum value:130
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