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Positioning and Slicing


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Posted · Positioning and Slicing

Hello, I have had my Ultimaker 2 for about 2.5 years and was very active with it to begin with. Circumstances changed and it sat for a while but now I'm back into it pretty heavy. The whole point of that mini back-story was that "old" Cura (old here would be versions 14.09-15.04) was fantastic with auto-positioning objects on the build plate. I am finding that the newer versions of Cura are pretty terrible; it's always putting things off the build plate to one side or the other when there's plenty of room forcing me to then manually reposition things. Am I missing something? Did the positioning algorithm change between "old" and "new" versions?

Secondly, because of this, I'm constantly repositioning things on the build plate and every single time I let up on a mouse button, Cura starts reslicing. Can that be delayed? Can I put it into a "do not slice until I push this button" mode? Let me get things where I want on the build plate, then hit "SLICE AWAY" or some such. Seems like a much better use of CPU to me. My machine is starting to show its age and having Cura continually slicing slows things down substantially.

In other news though, I'm so glad to be back to printing! I will be upgrading to the new extruder (2+ kit) shortly! Love my Ultimaker!

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    Posted (edited) · Positioning and Slicing

    Excellent! Thanks for the info! Do you anything know of the positioning changes?

    EDIT: I just installed the plugin. I see the author mentions it may break in a future release but for now it's exactly what I was after!! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

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