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Posted (edited) · How to split part in Cura 4.7.1?

I need to print only part of something. I need to test a specific area for ghosting. It seems that it was possible with earlier version. I know that PrusaSlicer does an excellent job with the click of a button but I have Cura sort of dialed in for what I need to print and don't want to move to Prusa. I like Cura a lot.

I installed the Mesh extension but when I want to split, it tells me that I cannot split it.
I need to print only the upper part of the object.
How do you split a part in Cura?
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    Posted (edited) · How to split part in Cura 4.7.1?

    The "split apart" functionality in Mesh Tools (and in legacy Cura versions such as 15.04.0x) is meant to split objects that have been exported as a single body. Ie: multiple parts that are spaced apart but exported as a single stl.


    I *think* that you want to print a part of a whole model. That is not what split apart can help you with. What you could do is sink the model into the buildplate (drag the vertical axis down with the move tool) until only the part that you want to print extends above the buildplate.


    Edit: MeshMixer has a great tool to section off part of a model.

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    Posted · How to split part in Cura 4.7.1?
    On 9/13/2020 at 2:42 PM, ahoeben said:

    I *think* that you want to print a part of a whole model.

    Thank you so much. You are 100% right. Thank you for the tip in Cura. I will have a look in MeshMixer.

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