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Posted · Incorrect Cura Scaling

Hi All,

I'm still relatively new to the 3D printing world and have been using MS 3D Builder to split large models then Cura to slice them on my monoprice mini 3D printer. I have an object that I split that looks to fit on the build plate but the dimension are larger than the actual object so Cura won't slice it. How do I adjust the dimensions so Cura sees that it actually does fit the build plate? Cura.thumb.JPG.b1e315dbddb31a6ddf4fd8eda2ab6ca4.JPG

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Posted · Incorrect Cura Scaling

Hi,

could it be an inch/cm issue? I don't know MS 3D Builder but if you export in inch there and Cura thinks it is mm, problems will ensue.

When you click the object in Cura 2.5 and then select the scaling icon, you should be able to scale the object:

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Posted (edited) · Incorrect Cura Scaling

The problem seems to be the grouping of multiple objects, and Cura placing the origin of the group outside the group. @devedean, how did you import the file into Cura? Can you post the model somewhere?

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Posted · Incorrect Cura Scaling

@devedean,

It looks like the origin of the part (the RGB triad) is far away from the part itself and may be fooling Cura into thinking it takes up more space that it actually does. Can you move the part closer to the origin using 3D Builder and then try again with Cura? Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with 3D Builder, so I can't tell you how to do it.

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