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Posted · Separating items in the same STL file.

I'm printing the Talisman Crown of Command. When it finished it was beautiful but the crown, which is printed separately, was far too big to fit on top. Is there a way to only print the crown at a different scale and not reprint the tower again? I've tried the 'Print one at a time' method but it still insists on printing the tower at the same time as the crown. I could just let it go on and then cancel the print when the crown is finished first as it's lower than the tower but that's such a waste of filament.

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    Posted · Separating items in the same STL file.

    When Crown of Command is loaded into Cura, 2 items appear in the build space, the tower and, next to it, the crown, which is fitted to the tower top after printing. What I would like to do is print the crown alone. As they both load together from the same file is there any way to load only one item from an STL file which contains more than 1 item.

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    Posted · Separating items in the same STL file.
    5 hours ago, unclebill said:

    is there any way to load only one item from an STL file which contains more than 1 item

     

    No, not while loading a file. But - as @loociano said - you can split the model into separate objects and delete the unwanted parts.

    This can be done with third party software (like Blender or Meshmixer) or even with Cura, if you install the "Mesh Tools" plugin from the marketplace.

     

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