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  1. RIght now I am having trouble getting the older version of Cura (13.04) to put my X0, Y0 position at bed center (I have a 200 x 200 print bed). How do I change that?
  2. "Nophead" (Chris Palmer) uses ABS in all the printed parts kits he sells for his Mendel90 machines (which he designed). My original parts set was printed in PLA by someone else, and I am in the process of printing replacement parts in ABS for the sake of temperature resistance (I plan to put my machine in a heated chamber eventually). I tend to make more mechanical parts than models anyway, so I mainly use ABS myself (yes, I know PLA is harder, but I prefer the overall qualities of ABS).
  3. Hi, all! New to this forum, and fairly new to 3-d printing as well. I have a Mendel90 ("Sturdy" version which uses MDF panels instead of acrylic or Dibond), which I just built late last year and am constantly improving and upgrading (latest improvement - better "Z" motors; next improvement: change hotend from a J-head Mk. V-BV to an E3D V6). I have tried several slicers: KISSlicer, Slic3r, Skeinforge, and Cura. Of the four, I like Cura and Slic3r best, as they are the most user-friendly (Skeinforge is very user UN-friendly, IMO, and I haven't managed to use KISSlicer successfully either), but I tend to have problems with holes and nut-traps coming out the correct size - they are generally too small. From what I have read, this is a common complaint for both of these slicers. Nophead, a member of the RepRap team and developer of the Mendel90, uses Skeinforge for that reason - apparently there is something about Skeinforge that allows better dimensional accuracy. I found out that earlier versions of Cura incorporated Skeinforge, unless I mis-read something. Is anyone here happier with those earlier versions of Cura, as far as dimensions and features go? If so, what is the best of those earlier versions, in terms of features, accuracy, and user-friendliness? Thanks in advance!
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