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Posted · Cura positions part below the build surface

With quite a few files Cura places the part with the bottom of the part protruding below the build plate by about 0.060 inches. Of course building this way results in my part being too thin. All efforts to orient the part correctly fail. What is going on?

FYI, UM2 & Cura 2.3.

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Posted · Cura positions part below the build surface

can you check under: preferences - general - if this box is ticked: automatically drop models to the build plate.

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Posted · Cura positions part below the build surface

Yes, the option to "Automatically drop models to the build plate" is checked. I don't have this issue with all models, maybe 30% of them. For those 30% I need to use another slicer to prepare the output file.

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Posted · Cura positions part below the build surface

Try Cura 2.4

If that doesn't help, please provide an STL which fails so that we can reproduce the problem.

The project file would even be better (cura 2.4 or up only)

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Posted · Cura positions part below the build surface

I think your issue is just a visual one. We put certain things a bit above the bed to prevent "z-fighting".

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Posted · Cura positions part below the build surface

I have to shut off the "automatically move parts to the build plate" check box in preferences/general pulldown bes=causse it wont let me adjust it when its checked. Then I micro adjust the .STL in the Z direction. Thank goodness there is a shadow where the part intersects the build plate surface in the software. This happens on more than 75% of my parts. I dont know why this happens, but I wouldn't be stunned if it had something to do with the solidworks SLT software. Plenty of settings in there...

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Posted · Cura positions part below the build surface

The shadow is not actually the place where the object intersects with the build plate. Its a bit above the build plate.

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