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diederik

how to print not directly on bed

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Hi

 

I am trying to print DNA modelling blocks. However, when I drag the files into Cura, Cura puts them directly on the bed. 
When I print the model, I find the lower parts (where they touch the bed, not good. That is why I am trying to put them a little heigher in cura, not touching the bed. 

However, they drop down automatically to the bed. When I click the part, and I change the Z value from 0 to 5, the value changes back to 0 and the model goes back on the floor. 

I thougt to 'stack' different parts' to resolve the problem (and so only the bottom part wouldn't be that good ... but is it possible that Cura does not allow this ? 

 

Kind regards

Diederik

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3 hours ago, diederik said:

However, they drop down automatically to the bed.

 

There's an option in Cura preferences: "Automatically drop models to the build plate".

You should be able to position your model wherever you want, if you switch this off.

 

BTW: which Cura version? The option exists for Cura 2.7 and newer - I'm not sure about older versions.

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