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Posted · Noob help needed

Hello, I am new to the 3D printer world. I purchased and built my first printer a hictop prusa i3 auto leveling printer.

I think I have it all setup properly and it worked for the test print they included. I wanted to try a new print and figured I would make a cat I had seen on thingiverse.com . I downloaded the stl and opened it in Cura. I set up all the settings basic and advanced. I then tell it to print, of this was the same way I did the test print that worked. However now it wants to start the print off the back right of the print bed. I have tried a few times after doing an Auto Home and it keeps wanted to print off the back right. I downloaded and tried another stl and I get the same problem.

I could really use some help understanding what I am doing wrong. I watch a few videos and they do not seem to do anything different than me.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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    Posted · Noob help needed

    The 0,0 position for an ultimaker is in the front left corner and the bed is about 200mm wide (235?) so it prints roughly centered on X=100 Y=100. Where is this for your bed? Where is 0,0 on your machine? A corner or in the center? If the center then in cura, machine settings you need to tell it to *not* do ultigcode and also tell it that 0,0 is in the center.

    Before printing anything you might want to install pronterface and play around with a few things like figure out where x,y,z=0 are if you haven't already.

    Also ask around in the prusa community about what are good settings in Cura for a prusa printer.

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