Jump to content
celso-santos

Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

I just think that I have lost days of printing, a lot of material and a lot work time after I discovered that CURA, without any warning reduces the file size of a model when it is larger than 223x223x205mm that is the available print size of my Ultimaker 2+. The awful part is that sometimes it shows the real part size with gray stripes, making sure that the size is not correct. Some other times, and do not ask me why, the part shows colored yellow and fits the plate.

To make sure that I am not crazy, I drew a square solid prism that measures 243x243 x150mm and dropped inside CURA. It immediately accepted the solid showing the part colored yellow and stating its new size: 184.5x113.9x184.5. A reduction of 24,07%!!! Why? Without any warning?

I don't know what you think, but for me this is a really serious flaw and a bad behavior, because we cannot trust the information delivered by the software. The worst part is that sometimes CURA shows the real size of the part with its image grayed out in stripes.

Has anyone experimente something like this?

Am I doing something wrong?

thanks

Celso

5a3328007d457_CuraReduction.thumb.png.385bd0f279d28dbc1bb4509f0e95083b.png

5a3328007d457_CuraReduction.thumb.png.385bd0f279d28dbc1bb4509f0e95083b.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

This Can be turned off in the settings under General, Scale Large Models.

It should Warn you that the size was reduced. Well it used to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

This Can be turned off in the settings under General, Scale Large Models.

It should Warn you that the size was reduced. Well it used to.

 

Thanks Labern. There should be a big warning stating "Model scaled to fit the printing are", or something like that. In my case, sometimes CURA scaled the big files, sometimes not, making me think that I was crazy.

I also think that this feature should be off by default. If we want to increase or reduce the model size this should be done voluntarily.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

There Used To be that warning. Maybe there is a bug so its not displaying it.

Not sure why it would slice sometimes and not others. It maybe a bug also or maybe the print was moved to the side a bit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?
I also think that this feature should be off by default. If we want to increase or reduce the model size this should be done voluntarily.

 

Welcome to the club...you are not the only one who thinks so...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

Scale to fit is disabled by default. This was changed about 2 months ago, so this is in the 2.5 release

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

Eehh...the current latest version is 2.4...so saying that this was changed 2 months ago is not true...maybe...depending on your release schedule...you could say that this will be changed in 2 months ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

Eehh...the current latest version is 2.4...so saying that this was changed 2 months ago is not true...maybe...depending on your release schedule...you could say that this will be changed in 2 months ;)

 

Uh. Yes it is. I just looked at the commit that changed that line of code. The 2.4 release was in beta for a long time and someone fixed this on the master branch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

Cura 2.4 still automatically scales large and small models...I just deleted my prefs and launched it again and those settings are enabled...so in the big world this is still an issue...until 2.5 is released. Whatever is changed in your development version does not count as fixed to the majority of the users ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

Whatever is changed in your development version does not count as fixed to the majority of the users ;)

 

 

Scale to fit is disabled by default. This was changed about 2 months ago, so this is in the 2.5 release

 

I think i already mentioned that it was not in 2.4 ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?
I think i already mentioned that it was not in 2.4 ;)

 

True, but you also said that it was changed two months ago...which is not true...since there is no Cura released with this function disabled by default...so this is not fixed yet ;)

That said...i'm glad that Ultimaker finally came to your senses and realized that this was a very dangerous thing to have enabled by default :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Is CURA supposed to reduce the file size of a part without any warning?

The source is always released :) So run it from source and you have it seconds after it's committed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 182 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
×
×
  • Create New...

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!