Step 1: Generate Supports

To automatically generate supports for your model in Meshmixer.

  1. Click on the model you want to support.


    If you want to support multiple models in one go, you should first combine the models.

  2. Click "Analysis" on the left toolbar and then "Overhangs"

  3. In the "Overhang" menu, make sure that "Autodesk Ember" is selected in the top drop down menu

  4. Click "Generate Support", supports will automatically be created for your model

  5. Individually supports can be deleted by secondary clicking on them
    1. On Mac: CMD+click
    2. On Windows: CTRL+click
  6. Click "Done" to save the supports


    DO NOT click "Convert to Solid"

  7. Repeat for all un-supported models


To learn more about support generation read the Advanced Support Generation Tutorial

<p>Presumably this is all aimed at someone using an Ember 3D printer, and someone with a different printer should *NOT* choose &quot;Autodesk Ember&quot; in the first dropdown menu, and should probably adjust the various settings as best they can. In particular, the Y-offset should be set to 0. It seems to me that the right workflow then is to &quot;Convert to Solid&quot; then use (e.g.) Slic3r to produce the Gcode.</p><p>Where can I find the &quot;Advanced Support Generation Tutorial&quot; as per the &quot;Tip&quot;?</p>
<p>I've been experimenting with this. Why not convert to solid? I've noticed my prints fail when i do that.</p>

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