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Hi ultimakers,

i want to print directly onto different objects which have a height of 1, 3 and 4 mm. Is there a way in cura to set the z value, so that the starting z-value is 1,3 and 4 mm above the printbed. I do not want to change the z-stop manually as I need to change the value of the z a lot.

Hopefully someone can help me!

Regards

Clemens

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Cura has no such feature. It only has very limited uses cases and makes the workflow much more complicated / confusing. With a little bit of g-code tweaking you could implement this yourself (Do a certain move before you start and reset the zero position).

If you want to make that automatic and know a bit of code, you could use https://github.com/nallath/PostProcessingPlugin

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I think you have 2 options, ofc making a plugging would rock.

- Simplify3D has Z offset (150€ slicer no demo to test)

- Attach something of 1.3mm to the piece that hits the Z sensor (design + print). On umo the wood would let you screw something to it probably, on um2 I think it's a screw that hits the sensor on the lower part, so that could be trickier since you need to remove distance. Maybe unscrew it 1.3mm?

Droping ideas

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Cura has no such feature. It only has very limited uses cases and makes the workflow much more complicated / confusing. With a little bit of g-code tweaking you could implement this yourself (Do a certain move before you start and reset the zero position).

 

Thank you for the hint. I changed my starting gcode:

G21        ;metric values

G90        ;absolute positioning

M82        ;set extruder to absolute mode

M107       ;start with the fan off

G28 X0 Y0  ;move X/Y to min endstops

G28 Z0     ;move Z to min endstops

G92 Z-3  ; reset the position

....

After moving Z to min endstops. I reset this postion to the negativ height of my objects.

That is now easy for me.

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