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What are considered splices?

I am trying to understand the splice count. For example, in one of my prints I only use two colors and there is only one transition, but the splice count is 2. At first, I thought that splices were the junctions between two filaments. But I am obviously wrong in my understanding because right now I am printing another item and so far the color in use is the red filament, and yet the counts shows 8/309 splices have occurred!

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Hey @vorchak, you are correct that splices are the junctions between different filaments; however, the amount of splices needed depends on how the project was painted and sliced. Can you share the CANVAS project with me that has more splices than you think are necessary (instructions here)? Thanks!

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Hi @alina, here is a link to an example where I think there should be a single splice. There is only one color transition:

When you check the model, basically there are only two colors: blue base and yellow letter. So, I would imagine a single splice would do, right? Yet, canvas says there are 2 splices.


Thanks for sending that over - the 2 splices you see on the CANVAS summary actually refers to the amount of times the cutter wheel will cut the filament, so it cuts once to create a splice between the yellow and blue filament, and then cuts the yellow filament to end the print.


Thanks, that explains it, but isn't that going against the explanation that splices are the junctions?


Yes, in a way it is - it's simply a bit of a misnomer on the summary page. While all splices require a cut, not every cut results in a splice.


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