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Posted · Horizontal Offset

Hi,

I have been recently using my ultimaker for precision part sizing and have been struggling with part fits. Due to shrinkage of material based on a number of factors I have been looking for a quick and easy way to adjust for fit. I have found the Horizontal offset works for holes and I believe it may work for all inner surfaces also?

My issue is that I have a complex part that I have had to slice in two to print accurately print some of the features, I had to rotate because I cannot print it flat with the top down due to some features and overhangs and fanning requirements. I had to print each of the two halves separately and glue them together later.

I am trying to find a way to vertically offset holes in the Z direction as well as inner surfaces. At first I thought that I may be able to use the Horizontal offset and it would offset the base inner surfaces all the way up to the point of the arch where it joins together but I am not sure if it actually able to perform this operation and it doesn't help with the fit of the overall thickness of the half of the ring.

Does anyone have suggestions?

Ideally I would like to see offsets that affect either the inner or outer walls of the model in XY and Z separately. But I don't believe this is yet part of Cura.

https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/bvchl5dpTQm5yGSq5DCg?signature=8a16ac1187a2f5b0b2e00db1c1db4c9e134116c4c0d1b91ec1d1c20042312e3d&policy=eyJleHBpcnkiOjE0NTY3NjQ5NDR9

Best Regards,

Dean

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Posted · Horizontal Offset

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I don't have any experience with using offsets. You could try asking this on the curaEngine github. Our engine engineers check that a lot more frequent than the forum.

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