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Posted · How get real wall thickness in the Cura

Hello everyone!

I need to get information about the model from Cura. Now I am interested in the thickness of the model. I know that there is a property "wall thickness", but it is not the thickness of the model.
Please tell me if it is possible to do it and how? Thank you in advance.

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    Posted · How get real wall thickness in the Cura

    Think of printing a cube, "wall" in cura is how thick the wall is before you get to infill.


    Now think of printing a vase.  "wall" in cura probably does nothing because the actual model thickness is probably less than wall*2.


    Cura isn't supposed to alter your model.  So the wall thickness in the model should match the final print.


    How to measure distances in cura


    If you want to use Cura to measure an STL file, that's not what Cura is designed for and you should probably use CAD software however there is a plugin that you can install in about 60 seconds.  Go to Marketplace button in top right corner of cura, wait a few seconds for the plugins to load.  Look for "Measure Tool".  The icon is blue and shaped like a plug (as are most of the plugins written by "field of view").  Click install and then restart cura. 


    Click on the model.  Notice the new tool at the bottom of the tools on the left side.  Select that and click twice on your model to get a measurement.  rotate the view to make sure you clicked where you think you clicked.

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