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Posted · Help aligning my printer bed

Hello Everybody,

 

Is there anyway I can align my printer bed in Cura? I use an Anet A8 printer and for this I use the profile of the Prusa i3 Mk2 in Cura. Which works fine except when I align my model in the middel in cura, it ends up printing the model off center on the actual printer bed. It's a good 2cm more to the right.

I tried searching the internet, but I'm probably using the wrong terms or something. Is there anyone that can help me solve this problem?

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    Posted · Help aligning my printer bed

    In machine settings I think you can set the bed size - just adjust the bed size to the actual size of your machine and it will print in the center.

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    Posted · Help aligning my printer bed

    Hi @gr5. It's not the actual bed size that is the problem. It's just that I center the model on the middle of the bed in Cura, but when it prints its like 2 -3 cm more to the right. So the center of the bed in Cura, is not the center of the bed on my printer. I have no idea how to adjust this.

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    Posted · Help aligning my printer bed

    Cura chooses the center of the bed based on bed size. So bed size is the problem.

     

    For example if you tell cura your bed size is 200 by 200 then it will start the print centered on 100,100 but if your actual printer is only 150 in X then it will start your print centered 2-3cm more to the right.

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    Posted · Help aligning my printer bed

    Thank you. Just wanted to say that this worked out!

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