Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Model rotation too big.


Recommended Posts

Posted · Model rotation too big.

There are two things you can do...

The easiest thing is:  Within the Rotation Tool dialog you can turn off "Snap Rotation".

Next is to open the model file in something like MS 3D Builder and rotate the model there (it's a more precise rotation useful for rotating a model something like 22.5°).


A third option is to open the PY file C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.11.0\plugins\Tools\RotateTool\RotateTool.py (in Notepad or the text editor of your choice) and alter this line:

"self._snap_angle = math.radians(15)" into something like "self._snap_angle = math.radians(2)".  Save the file and re-open Cura.  If/when you update Cura you would have to do that again in the new version.


The py files have been carefully written and checked so making any change can result in effects that aren't obvious at first.  The angle number displays in a Toolhint box that appears to be configured to displaying integers.  If you require an angle of 22.5° you can tell when the angle hits 22 and then again when it hits 23 but you won't know when it is at exactly 22.5°.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 12 replies
    • Create New...