Dear Formlabs team, I print a lot of gears. A lot. And every time I load them into pre-form, the auto-generated supports always end up touching the edges of the gear teeth. This is bad because it will affect the finish of the teeth, causing meshing/friction issues.
Therefore, I have to manually move MANY touchpoints which takes a very long time and is very laborious.
It would be great if the auto-generated supports had an option for “avoid edges”, possibly even with a minimum distance option (e.g. outer edge of the touchpoint sphere should be at least 0.2mm away from any edge of the printed part).
In the picture, I have circled a few examples of auto-generated touchpoints that I have to change (bad), and touchpoints that were auto-generated that were acceptable (good).