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Posted · Cura 2.3 - Merge issue / Dual color print

Hey guys!

So I've been having a blast with my UM3 Extended! I've been messing around with the PVA, and sadly ran out. So now I want to mess with dual color parts. I'm having an issue though. I made a quick design and cut it into 3 pieces to test with dual colors. Now the issue. I bring in both stls and when I go to "merge" the 2 pieces they just get thrown together and it doesn't sit flush together as I designed it to be.

Any suggestions or help that you can give me is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!!





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    Posted (edited) · Cura 2.3 - Merge issue / Dual color print

    Merge/Ctrl+Alt+Click to select the part inside the merge/group and use the button Per object settings to define the core for each part.


    Does that work with macOS?

    *Answer* Yes. But it's Command+Alt to select individual pieces of the merge.

    Thanks @neotko for the quick reply!!!

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    Posted · Cura 2.3 - Merge issue / Dual color print

    Yea I always assume the user has windows, I use mac too. Glad to help!


    Ya. I have a Windows PC I built for Windows based CAD systems, but I always use Mac where I can. :)

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    Posted · Cura 2.3 - Merge issue / Dual color print

    Note that the Option or Alt are not necessary.

    Shift + click: add to the selection (select multiple models)

    Ctrl + click or Command + click: select a single object in a group / merged models

    Other key combinations worth mentioning (where Ctrl should be replaced with Command on OSX):

    Ctrl + A: select all models

    Ctrl + G: group selected models

    Ctrl + Alt + G: merge selected models

    Ctrl + Shift + G: ungroup/unmerge selected models

    The difference between grouping and merging is that when grouping models their location on the build plate are not changed. When merging, the models are united by their origin like they were modeled.

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