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Posted · Position on z-axis from Tinkercad to Cura via STL file

I am experimenting with 2-color prints with our Ultimaker 3.

 

I have made a very simple design for a keychain in Tinkercad. It is a keychain with someones name on it. In Tinkercad the name is a different model than the rest of the keychain and it floats on top of the keychain model. The bottom of the name model is 3mm (I suppose +3 on the Z-axis), so it actually looks like it is floating above the grid in Tinkercad.

 

Then I export the name and keychain models as two separate .STL files from Tinkercad and open these .STL files in Cura 3.6.0.

However, when I click on Edit > Reset All Model Positions, Cura positions both models on the x-axis and y-axis exactly like they are positioned in Tinkercad, but on the z-axis the bottom of the name model is positioned on the zero value. In other words: I see it disappear within the rest of the keychain.

 

The only way I was able to solve this problem so far was by stretching the name model in Tinkercad along the z-axis, but that is not really what I want.

 

Does anyone know how to solve this issue? Should I use other design software such as Fusion360 instead or can this problem be solved with either Tinkercad or Cura?

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    Posted · Position on z-axis from Tinkercad to Cura via STL file

    To print in two colors do the following:

     

    Assign extruder 1 to one model

    Assign extruder 2 to the other model

     

    Right click, select all models

    Right click, merge models

     

    This should position the models as in the Cad software

     

    Then print!

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