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Posted · Need help with gcode files

Hi,

 

I'm new and am still learning the site.  I have to adjust the size of models in CURA 4.4.1.  I'm trying to print a case with two drawers.  Only the drawers don't fit.  Is there a way to open the gcode file and resize the object?  I figured out how to resize before slicing but not after the object has been sliced.

 

Thanks,

 

Jim

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Posted · Need help with gcode files

Gcode is a toolpath for your machine generated from a sliced 3d model, and can't be altered (at least not easily).

 

The ideal solution is to edit the CAD data in CAD software. If you don't have access to this and have STL files, like table.stl and drawer.stl, you could try scaling drawer.stl down 1 or 2%. This can be done in Cura. You can then slice and create a new gcode from that.

 

If you have a single STL file for everything, you could use something like Meshmixer to split up the parts into an assembly, and then scale down the parts that don't fit.

 

It's unclear what machine you're printing on from your original post, so also note that your machine needs to be properly calibrated to guarantee dimensional accuracy - this can have an influence on parts not fitting too.

 

Hope this helps

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Posted · Need help with gcode files
7 hours ago, maht said:

Gcode is a toolpath for your machine generated from a sliced 3d model, and can't be altered (at least not easily).

 

The ideal solution is to edit the CAD data in CAD software. If you don't have access to this and have STL files, like table.stl and drawer.stl, you could try scaling drawer.stl down 1 or 2%. This can be done in Cura. You can then slice and create a new gcode from that.

 

If you have a single STL file for everything, you could use something like Meshmixer to split up the parts into an assembly, and then scale down the parts that don't fit.

 

It's unclear what machine you're printing on from your original post, so also note that your machine needs to be properly calibrated to guarantee dimensional accuracy - this can have an influence on parts not fitting too.

 

Hope this helps

Thank you

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