Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Flat on Build Plate


Recommended Posts

Posted · Flat on Build Plate

I have been printing using Cura and a Sindoh 3DWOX 200A printer. There are times when my models print perfectly EXCEPT for the base. Cura specifies a base and proper support but its missing the "Bottom" of my print. Is there a way other than using the rotate tool to specify a surface that is to be on the bed plate..?

 

Thanks

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Flat on Build Plate

    A few things here.

    If you design your own models, I am suspecting you do not as no software is mentioned, but if you do you then should be able within your design software to set it up so that the base orientation always matches what Cura sees as the base orientation. 

     

    No, I am pretty certain there is no way in Cura to select a surface and say that is the base - you will need to use the rotate tool. In my experience that is normally rotating on one axis by 90 or 180degrees. I have had models (downloaded) that were twisted on two axes by something considerably less than 90 degrees and that have taken some time to get oriented correctly.

     

    Select your model and click on the move tool, top icon on the leftmost edge, the Z axis should be showing 0 i.e. the model is sitting on the bed. If not set to zero.

     

    If you are struggling to get the base of your model absolutely horizontal in Cura's 3D space then one way to fix that is to sink the model into Cura's bed so that the base of your model is completely sitting on the Cura bed or inserted into it - setting the z-axis to -0.5 may well be enough. Sure the part of your model inserted into the base will not be printed but that may not matter to you.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...