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Posted · How to sink project into bed?

Hi, so what I am trying to do is take a black and white line art image, either jpg or bmp, and print in 3D. It is a black line on a white background. I am able to get a nice print with the black at the height I want, but I am getting a one layer base across the entire design. For example I'm getting a one layer square with the 1/2" tall circle that I want. I need to eliminate that one layer square. How can I tell Cura not to print that first layer square or how can I sink the project slightly to cut off that layer? I am using Cura 4.8
Thanks in advance for your advice and help!

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    Posted · How to sink project into bed?

    Go to "Preferences" and open "Configure Cura" and uncheck "Automatically drop models to the buildplate." Then you will be able to move the object below the buildplate. Just remember to compensate for the amount lowered.

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    Posted · How to sink project into bed?

    Sink it into the buildplate is even possible with the "drop to buildplate" option enabled. You should disable that option if you want an object "hovering" over the plate, i.e. creating a vertical space that will be filled with support structure. When you "unsink" the object, the "drop to buildplate" comes in handy again.

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