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Posted · How to raise model from print bed in Cura

Hi there, then I type 1mm in the Z input to raise my model from the build plate, Cura drops it back down.

Is there a checkbox of toggle I need to enable?  I want to print my parts suspended by PVA 100% like I do on my other printer.

 

Thank you

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Posted · How to raise model from print bed in Cura

Yes, there's a toggle to drop models to the buildplate in the General preferences.

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Posted (edited) · How to raise model from print bed in Cura

I forget where in the UI it is, but there is an option, set by default, to drop the model to the bed.

 

you could, though, just select “raft” from the adhesion setting, and set the raft to print with the PVA extruder.

 

Ah, @ahoeben beat me to it 😊

Edited by johnse

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Posted · How to raise model from print bed in Cura

Found it, thank you guys.

And thank you for the raft recommendation.

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Posted · How to raise model from print bed in Cura

Another trick is to model in your CAD design a few dots outside of your model, sitting 1mm lower than the real model. So Cura will drop the dots onto the bed, and then the real model will float 1mm above the glass. This of course will require you to use supports for the floating part, otherwise it will print spaghetti.

 

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Posted · How to raise model from print bed in Cura

Thanks, the reminds me of the days I had to model a skirts on my models so that they would stick in a CUBE PRO from 3dsystems. Lol

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