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Posted · Cura 2.1.1 - Lost and Can't Find my way 'Home'

Silly Question: How can I tell where Home (0,0,0) is in the Cura 2.1.1 render screen?

In Cura 15.x the Home corner was a black XYZ Axis. I can't find anything on the screen, menus or documentation.

I gotta be overlooking something.

Thanks.

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    Posted · Cura 2.1.1 - Lost and Can't Find my way 'Home'

    Think your problem is the missing orientation if you rotate the whole buildplatform and you use a self-made printer profile?

    So there is an easy solution:

    Have a look at the printer-profiles shipped with cura, there is always a kind of backplate with a lettering (the key is "platform") - this is the "back side" of the printer, so asuming your Home(0,0,0) is in the front left corner.

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    Posted · Cura 2.1.1 - Lost and Can't Find my way 'Home'

    I based my profile off of prusa_i3.json, which doesn't have any home indicator or back plane.

    I looked at all the printers and these did not have any back plane or home (origin) indicators:

    m180.json

    prusa_i3.json

    ridigbot.json

    ridigbotbig.json

    So apparently I picked one of only 4 profiles that doesn't have a back plane from which to determine the origin corner with.

    I tried adding my own backlane .png file, with transparency and all, but apparently I'm missing some magic somewhere as its not showing up.

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    Posted · Cura 2.1.1 - Lost and Can't Find my way 'Home'

    I based my profile off of prusa_i3.json, which doesn't have any home indicator or back plane.

    I looked at all the printers and these did not have any back plane or home (origin) indicators:

    m180.json

    prusa_i3.json

    ridigbot.json

    ridigbotbig.json

    So apparently I picked one of only 4 profiles that doesn't have a back plane from which to determine the origin corner with.

    I tried adding my own backlane .png file, with transparency and all, but apparently I'm missing some magic somewhere as its not showing up.

     

    I think it's because it also uses an obj or stl for modeling the plate of your machine and i3 hasn't that "backpanel" that Ultimaker has. So you have to make one maybe ?

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    Posted (edited) · Cura 2.1.1 - Lost and Can't Find my way 'Home'

    Ah, yes!

    A little digging around and found where the prusai3_platform.stl file was hiding. Loaded it up in Sketchup and added "Aurora A3" to the front along with a knob at the front/left to designate 'Home'.

    Saved it back to the Meshes folder under a new name, modified my custom json file and "Viola!" I can now easily find my way home and never get lost again!!!

    Thanks!!!

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    Posted (edited) · Cura 2.1.1 - Lost and Can't Find my way 'Home'

    Cool !

    You're becoming an expert on the new Cura !

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