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Turining OFF shrink-wrap model volume ?!?

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Posted · Turining OFF shrink-wrap model volume ?!?

Is there any way to turn off the shrink-wrapped model volume (gray outline)?

 

I want to nest parts to maximize build volume, but this "feature" is preventing it.  For example if you have two L-shaped walls you can't nest them yin/yang style because the volume runs diagonally from the end of each parts walls rendering that space unusable, or if you have a ring and you want to place a part on the inside to print as well.  I can see no reason this would not work. 

 

The work around is to nest the STLs files in another piece of software and re-export them as one model, but this is a pain in the butt as you may need to adjust the individual pieces to maximize packing.  Am I missing this feature, or does it not exist.  Searching the forum has turned up nothing.

 

Thanks.

 

BDub

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Posted · Turining OFF shrink-wrap model volume ?!?

in the preferences there is the option 'ensure models are kept apart'. See if this enabled.

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Posted · Turining OFF shrink-wrap model volume ?!?

You can also group objects. Objects that are in the same group are never pushed apart.

So;
1. Select the two objects
2. Right click; group objects (or ctrl+g)
3. Use ctrl click to select a single object inside the group and move it to the position you want.

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Posted (edited) · Turining OFF shrink-wrap model volume ?!?

Great!  Thanks for the replies.  Both of these suggestions sound helpful.

 

-B

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Posted · Turining OFF shrink-wrap model volume ?!?

Both tricks proved helpful. Peggy, that setting was exactly what I was looking for, and nallath, the grouping feature made handling a project with many small pieces much easier.

 

Thanks again to you both.

 

-B

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