When I select the Brim option, what other printers call a skirt is printed out. I'd like to see what a real brim could do to aid in adhesion. I've found I need a raft for most parts in order for them to stick.
It would be great if we could get what other slicers call a brim.
I'm not sure how "brim" made it into the "1.0" Polar Cloud without working. At issue is the fact that the slicer on the printers does not have the concept of a "brim". Skirts, yes. Rafts, yes. Brims, no. Somehow it was put into the web front end without anything to then make it work correctly. Remains something of a mystery to me.
While the next generation cloud doesn't poke the software on your printer and thus cannot make brim a concept known by the slicer, it can and will attempt to address the situation by simulating a brim. Should you ask for a brim, it will then tell your printer's slicer to use a skirt but with no spacing between the skirt and the model. I forget offhand how many perimeters it will use for the brim/skirt, but four is the number which comes to mind.
Image below isn't really all that relevant. Something of a teaser to be honest.
Steve & Ben,
Thanks for the note. This is a known bug in the Cura engine we are using. It is on our list of items to clean up, we hope to have a fix to you soon. In the mean time I'd suggest making sure your plate has plenty of hair spray and you have a very compressed 1st layer for good adhesion. Small parts can be printed at slower speeds (30mm/sec) for better results.
This link goes to a summary of terminology to differentiate between skirts, brims and rafts - I've not tested, but I definitely agree that terms should be as similar as possible to standard usage.