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Posted · Do not auto-orient when importing?

We do our file prep in Materialise Magics; part fixing & orienting. But when I import a part in Cura, it does not stay in the position it was saved in in Magics. Is there a way to change this?

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Posted · Do not auto-orient when importing?

Cura loads a file with the orientation it was given. That being said, Cura does assume that the Z axis is up from the buildplate. It could be that materialise magics does not.

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Posted · Do not auto-orient when importing?

What I meant was it does not maintain the X and Y position on the part when it's imported, it automatically centers it on the build plate.

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Posted · Do not auto-orient when importing?

Well, that's another thing about file formats, they quite often don't define what the center is / means.

 

3MF is one of the few formats that actually does define a origin with respect to the buildplate and what axis is "up". So if you export the file in 3MF and import it in Cura, it should work.

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Posted · Do not auto-orient when importing?
1 hour ago, brian_prefix said:

What I meant was it does not maintain the X and Y position on the part when it's imported, it automatically centers it on the build plate.

 

Maybe you could circumvent this by adding four little dots of 1 layer thick in the corners, outside of your real model? So they define the borders? And always keep these dots in the design?

 

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