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Posted · Tips and Tribal knowledge

Not sure this is the place to ask buuut.

My  problem is that I only have a right half hull.

How, Can, I mirror that in Cura 4.8 ?


My career was spent machining so I know there are things "everyone knows",

but only after years of experience.  😄

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    Posted · Tips and Tribal knowledge
    36 minutes ago, tombogan03884 said:

    My career was spent machining so I know there are things "everyone knows",

    but only after years of experience.  😄

    You have come to the right place 🙂 Welcome!

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    Posted · Tips and Tribal knowledge

    The Cura mirror tool is easiest.


    Mirroring gcode files isn't difficult if you have some programming skills.  Just move the home X offset to Max X and multiply all the X values in the file by -1.


    Time for a story.

    My father was also a firefighter in Detroit and on his days off he worked at a machine shop (my leave day job was at a drafting shop).  One day he brought home a fairly complicated detail he'd spent about a week making.  He had been working from a folded up print and one of the folds was right at a hidden line and made it look like a visible line.  The company had ordered a Right Hand part and dad had made a left.

    About a month later the part was gone from the house.  I asked dad what happened to it cuz it was kind of cool looking.  It turned out that the customer came back and ordered a Left Hand part.  Wa-La.  Here you go sir!!

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