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Posted · Cutting Objects in Cura

Gi Guys, it seems to me that for what I do Cura is the best slicer for my printer. I use a Anicubic Mega S. But what I look for is a Add-On or feature in Cura that could cut the object into pieces.  I saw that in some other Slicer Software, but it did not slice well for my printer and I forgot which one that is. 

This would make some Prints so much easier without the hassle to bring it into some other 3D Software, rearrange it and bring it back.

Imaging, you have a Figurine, cut it in Half or cut off the raised arm, lay it down on the bed and print it without these nasty supports all and everywhere. Lot of Material saved. 

If some smart one could do this, that would be awesome.  I have no idea, if this is a impossible task or not. I am a little over 60, I started with a VC 20, programmed a shitload of things in my younger years, but nothing with 3D and now I am to old for that anyways nor do I have the tools for it.  I used to be a chef, chefs do normally not need any programming skills....

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Posted · Cutting Objects in Cura

Cutting objects at an arbitrary cutting plane is surprisingly more complex than you might think. It is not just a matter of removing all points on one side of the plane; it is very likely that the plane cuts halfway through a lot of faces. New vertices need to be added and connected into new faces, and the model needs to be kept "watertight" by adding caps to all now open areas and then still manual repairs might be necessary. It is a task that really needs to be done in an application with a much firmer grasp on the geometry than the Cura frontend has.

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