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Posted · Orientation of parts in Cura

Hi

I have a wheel where the axle and front face of the wheel is NOT perpendicular. This means that when slicing the wheel "standing" on the axle, then the layers that makes up the wheel, is not symmetrical, Though the wheel is.

I care little for the axle, but want symmetrical print layers in the actual wheel, so is there a way i Cura to define a surface to be parallel to the printbed, and up?

The picture is what I don't want.

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The .stl ...Link to file

FrontWheel_Error.thumb.png.d3d884205e1737f7a815914d2fbbbfb6.png

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    Posted · Orientation of parts in Cura

    You can try the lay flat function. Or rotate it by hand by holding the shift key will allow you to rotate 1° at a time

     

    Is that the only option? there is no way do define a surface to be parallel to the printbed? such as in CatalystEX?

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    Posted · Orientation of parts in Cura

    Is that the only option?  there is no way do define a surface to be parallel to the printbed? such as in CatalystEX?

     

    The lay flat option tries to do this. It's a rather difficult problem, so it doesn't guarantee a perfect result.

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