Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
bernyboy514

Cura won't stop scaling my model to 30%.

Recommended Posts

Start by disabling brim and setting skirt lines to 0. Or set brim lines to 0. These can enlarge your part by huge amounts. Just to see if this is the issue (You still want brim - just not so much).

Also maybe the base fits but the upper portions of your part are overhanging? The part can't go near the clips either. does it? Maybe post a photo of it in cura. If you click on the part, what dimensions does Cura think the part is? How much bigger than the part is the shadow (full footprint)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe it's the auto scale?

Under Settings, Preferences, uncheck "Scale large files" (if using Cura 2.1.x)

I'm printing some curved pieces that take a lot of work to rotate and align to print. They barely fit the bed...and previously, auto-scale was reducing the model down to fit. Unchecking that will allow you to see the part at 100% and move it around, finding an alignment that does work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Introducing Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta
      Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta is available. It comes with new features, bug fixes, and UX improvements. We would really like to have your feedback on it to make our stable release as good as it can be. As always, you can download the beta for free from our website, for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
        • Like
      • 95 replies
    • Print Core CC | Red for Ruby
      Q: For some users, abrasive materials may be a new subject matter. Can you explain what it is that makes a material abrasive when you are not sure which print core to use?
      A: Materials which are hard in a solid piece (like metals, ceramics and carbon fibers) will generally also wear down the nozzle. In general one should assume...
        • Like
      • 30 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!