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Is there a slicer that can set the print speed for each layer as a function of the layer area? Larger areas give the layer a longer time to cool off before the next print layer. When the layer areas start to get small (usually at toward the end of a print if so) the layer may need a slower speed to cool off.

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    $\begingroup$ Most slicers have a feature in their cooling settings to "slow down if layer print time is below xxx". Setting this to a higher value should ensure that small / short layers aren't printed too fast, so that cooling is still reliable. Shorter layers are slows down linearly to reach the specified minimum time - unless a "minimum print speed" is also set. $\endgroup$
    – towe
    Jun 19, 2020 at 13:36
  • $\begingroup$ @lowe Found this setting. This does what I'm after. $\endgroup$
    – Perry Webb
    Jun 19, 2020 at 14:20
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    $\begingroup$ @towe please make that an answer so it can be accepted. Upvotes and accepted answers is how we'll get out of beta status. Nice job! $\endgroup$
    – Davo
    Jun 19, 2020 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ @lowe yes, all I needed to do was increase the default layer time. $\endgroup$
    – Perry Webb
    Jun 20, 2020 at 12:18

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Most slicers have a feature in their cooling settings to "slow down if layer print time is below xxx".

Setting this to a higher value should ensure that small / short layers aren't printed too fast, so that cooling is still reliable.

Shorter layers are slowed down linearly to reach the specified minimum time - unless a "minimum print speed" is also set.

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