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Posted · Model Positioned Below Build Surface

This is my first 3D model.  What is happening is that I am unable to position my model without some portion of it positioned below the work surface.  I did check and the setting "Automatically Drop Models To The Build Plate" is checked.

 

Being new, I may be doing something wrong(?)

 

This is Cura 3.1.0 on a mac.

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Posted · Model Positioned Below Build Surface

Well I am not sure on this but let us have a go. Select the model on the build plate, i.e. click on it with the left mouse button - whether this is different on a Mac I know not. On the left hand edge of the screen you will see a group of 5 icons enabled. The top one is the "Move" icon; click on this and you will get a dialogue box with settings for the 3 axes. The Z axis should be 0. If not that is probably your problem; set it to 0.

 

If it IS 0 then I can only think that it is something to do with your model. This is not a subject  I know much about but your modelling software will set a base XYZ position for you model, including orientation in the 3D world, maybe something is wrong there. I would suggest you download a model from Thingiverse or the Ultimaker equivalent and see how that model positions itself on your build plate.

 

Which printer do you have? May be useful to someone else who has more knowledge on this than I do.

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Posted · Model Positioned Below Build Surface

Hi yellowshark,

 

Thank you for the reply.  That was it.  I changed Z to zero and it's ok now.

 

My CR-10 arrives this week and I am preparing for it.

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Posted · Model Positioned Below Build Surface
5 minutes ago, yellowshark said:

Well that is good news, enjoy your printing;)

Thank you.  I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.  :)

 

Happy New Year.

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