Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Turining OFF shrink-wrap model volume ?!?


Recommended Posts

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

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    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.

    • Like 5
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    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

  • 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
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...