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I am attempting to bring in a Solidworks assembly into Cura.  When I bring the assembly in, all the components lose orientation and I need to manually realign them.  For simple models this is achievable, but for complex models it will not be.


I watched the demos I saw on-line about importing assemblies and how to use the "Arrange all models" feature but this results in all the models being placed side by side. 


Is there a way to import the components of an assembly into Cura and have them retain their orientation relationships?  Is there a work around or can Cura not handle Solidwork Assemblies?

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What about the "merge models" option? That is the standard workflow for multi-material prints... you import the models, select the materials, select all the models and then right-click and select "merge models". Cura then should arrange the components as you had done in the assembly.

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