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Posted · Any way to control orientation and spacing with Arrange All and Cura 4.8?

I appreciate the recent changes in Cura that allow more efficient use of the build plate space when arranging multiple items. But I'm wondering if there is any way to specify limits on the spacing and angular re-orientation applied when doing an Arrange All.

I ask because some of the items I print are small and thin (< 15 x 15 x 1.5mm) with even smaller features. Being able to spread them a little further apart would make it less likely that one part coming loose from the bed would take the whole array with it. And keeping the orientation fixed could simplify the process of removing them from the print bed, since my part happens to have one side that is much better for pushing/prying against for removal from the bed than the other sides.

I know I can still manually arrange the components instead of using auto-arrange, but that gets very tedious for an array of 100 on a build plate.


If there aren't ways to specify a minimum spacing and orientation lock for auto arrange, it would be nice if they could be added in a new version.

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Posted · Any way to control orientation and spacing with Arrange All and Cura 4.8?

Yes, I would like to add to this that I also like to have 100% freedom how to arrange parts on the buildplate.

There are many reasons to do so esspecially for small parts.

The interface is really not friendly to use on this subject.

I wan to arrange a nr of small bolds in a line from left to right at the front of the build plate.

I do not get any simple option to to do this, at least I can;t figure it out  !

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Posted · Any way to control orientation and spacing with Arrange All and Cura 4.8?

It's very weird to me that they even released an implementation of Arrange All Models without a user configurable gap/spacing. It seems incomplete. What's the use of arranging all the models if I have to move them after since they're all too close or too far?

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