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Posted · Raise or Lower Bed view in Cura

Hello,

I am new to the forum but have been using Cura for around 1 year and i am staying with V 3.6 (tried 4.0 but didn't like the interface.). I have it installed on my Macbook Pro with OS X and a Lenovo Ideapad with Windows 10. On the Macbook, after I have loaded a model, I pressed a key or combination of keys and the bed would raise up and pressing some other key, I could lower it. When I wanted to zoom in I could raise the bed so I could see all or part of the model or a specific area. I want to be able to do the same thing in Windows but no mater what keys I press I cannot get the bed to move up or down. I can use the arrow keys and they will move it that way, I just can't get it to move up or down. Anyone know what keys I should press to do this or is this something that only works with OS X?

Thanks for any help.

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Posted · Raise or Lower Bed view in Cura

I am not quite sure I understand you, but try holding down the shift key while dragging the viewport. This "shifts" the camera so you can recenter it.

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Posted · Raise or Lower Bed view in Cura

On Windows, I just use the mouse...but you need a mouse with a scroll wheel...not a trackpad.

 

Scroll wheel zooms in and out.

Middle button (press scroll wheel) drag to move the stage left, right, up, down.

Right button drag to orbit around the stage.

 

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Posted · Raise or Lower Bed view in Cura

Thank you. I tried using Shift with the trackpad on the Macbook and it moves the view up and down. If I use 2 fingers on the trackpad I can zoom in and out. I can do the same while using an Apple magic mouse on the Macbook. I'll try it out on the Lenovo later this evening.

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Posted · Raise or Lower Bed view in Cura

I'm confused.  I thought you were talking about actually physically moving the bed up and down on your printer.

 

But now you are talking about zooming?

 

So scroll wheel zooms in and out.

For the remaining, make sure no parts are selected and click away from any parts on the bed:

Also you can hold down left and right mouse buttons and drag.  That zooms in and out (oops only old versions of cura)

Also you can use keyboard + and - keys to zoom in and out if you don't have scroll wheel on your mouse.

Also you can right click and drag to orbit around from different angles

Also you can shift+right click to pan around.

Also you can use up/down/left/right arrows to orbit around

I think there are more options if you have a middle button (or if your scroll wheel is clickable).  My scroll wheel is not clickable and I only have a 2 button mouse.

 

It's critical for me to use all 3 techniques (zoom, orbit, pan).

 

 

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Posted (edited) · Raise or Lower Bed view in Cura

Sorry I wasn't specific and my terminology isnt that great. I am only talking about the way to look at models in the software itself and has nothing to do with the printer. Anyways, I figured it out on the MBA. Holding down the Shift key and using the trackpad moves it the way I want. now I need to try it on the Windows laptop. Thanks to all who have replied!

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incorrect spelling and adding a sentence

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Posted · Raise or Lower Bed view in Cura

Holding down the Shift key and using the trackpad worked on the Lenovo.

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