Distance or Loops

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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/adhesion/skirt#distance-or-loops.

A screenshot of the Distance or Loops setting as seen in MatterControl's SETTINGS pane.


The number of loops to draw around all the parts on the bed before starting on the parts. Used mostly to prime the nozzle so the flow is even when the actual print begins.


  • count
  • mm



In this example, two priming loops will be drawn around the model.

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In this example, a skirt that is 20 mm of extrusion will be drawn.

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