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trouble placing parts close together in cura

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I think the the shaded areas are the same, but when you place a part inside the shaded area of another part, it will still slice both as long as they don't touch. Oh, and don't forget to disable auto-placing in the preferences. Don't remember how it is called exactly.

But you might be right and it doesn't work, it's just from memory when I played with V1.99 when it came out.

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Maybe you can get it done with newer versions of Cura, but for older versions (I use 14.09), the following might be a work-around: if you designed these parts or you can open them in a 3D-editor, you could arrange them in the editor, and save that composition as a new design. Then Cura will consider this as one single model and print it.

I am not sure why Cura draws the grey unusable area around models, also in all-at-once mode, but I guess it is to avoid the nozzle bumping into other model parts when moving from one part another, when combing is off.

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In 2.1 it's possible to place the parts as close as you want. You have just to disable Settings -> Preferences -> General -> "Ensure objects are kept apart"

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you can even do "funny" things then

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although the printpath-planing isn't very "intelligent" in this case

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