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Posted · Zoom limit?

The screenshot shows the greatest zoom I can achieve to examine my 10mm cube. I'd like to almost fill the window. Is there a setting I haven't found please? Or should I just temporarily change the size to say 40mm or whatever?

 

 

 

Terry (Cura novice)

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    Posted · Zoom limit?

    You can move the "focus point" of the camera down in this way. The zoom limit won't change, but it might get you a bit closer (at least if you're not in ortographic mode)

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    Posted · Zoom limit?

    I couldn't achieve it that way. So I just changed the dimensions to get what I needed:

     

     

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    For background, as there seems to be no 'ruler' feature in Cura, I'm using an external tool to measure pixel distances between two clicked points, and then Windows Calculator to derive diameters, etc. So the larger the object image the better.

     

    I'm puzzled why the zoom is so limited? It seems to change linearly at first but then 'flattens out'.

     

     

     

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    Posted · Zoom limit?

    Trying again later, this view can be zoomed much larger, which is promising. But I'm struggling to rotate it so that the hole is square on. Is there some clever way to achieve that, or is it just a matter of gaining manual dexterity with the three axes?

     

     

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    Posted · Zoom limit?

    Try this setting to get your model sit flat on the ground plane:

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    This is also a nice plugin I recommend, if you havent already installed it, written by Nallath.

    It will calculate best orientation for the model and orient it for you (you can change orientation manually anyway you want still)

     

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