Z Lift

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Migrating: For MatterControl 2.0 the MatterControl documentation is moving to matterhackers.com/mattercontrol/support/.
This page is in the process of being migrated. It's new home will be matterhackers.com/mattercontrol/support/slice-settings/filament/retraction#z-lift.

A screenshot of the Z Lift setting as seen in MatterControl's SETTINGS pane.


The distance the nozzle will be lifted during non-printing moves (after each retraction happens). This ensures that the nozzle will not be dragged across the top of the object.


  • millimeters (mm)

Can be zero.



In this example, the nozzle will lift 1 mm after every retraction.

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