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Large Transition tower using Chroma!

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I have been using Chroma with my Palette+ for sometime with out many issues. Lately I read a thread on Reddit which caught my attention regarding Canvas. I haven’t used Canvas much at all really but decided to give it a go.

The first and most noticeable aspect was the size of the transition tower. It’s tiny!

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Now compare that to the Chroma version

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I have used the same files in both instances. The Chroma version has been sliced with PrusaSlicer, my default Palette+ Profile. The Canvas version is the PrusaSlicer profile exported as a config.ini and imported in to Canvas with out any edits other than the start and end gcodes tweaks.

I have uninstalled Chroma & reinstalled, set my printer up and re-calibrated. I have done much the same in Canvas but used the Calibration values taken from Chroma.

I have followed the trouble shooting and tipple checked my PrusaSlicer profile, using the suggested settings.

So my question is why the big differences in the size of the transition towers? Is this something I have missed or is there that much of a difference between the local & on-line versions?

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Hi Malc, this relates to the output of the slicer and how it places toolchanges. It looks like PrusaSlicer sliced the keychain to have two transitions on the bottom of the tower and throughout the part whereas Canvas sliced it so that there is one per layer, leading to a smaller tower. However, please note that the Chroma tower is mostly very sparse, so it’s not using much more filament. However, it does take up more bed space.

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Jonny,

Is there anyway to have Chroma produce the same density of transition towers? I would like to save as much bed for prints as possible, the weight of the transition tower doesn’t concern me as much as the size of it.

Cheers.

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Hey Malc, please ensure that you have Advanced Settings turned on (Tools > Preferences) and you'll have the ability to adjust the tower density and size under the Transitions tab.

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