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Posted · aligning models

Hi, I'm having trouble getting my 3D models in to Cura and aligned correctly. I've split my model into two stl's so I can print them on the same layer but in two colours (it's like a yin and yang type design).

In 3dsmax my models are aligned perfectly with the pivot points at [0,0,0] , but when I import them into cura they are offset and even if I zero out the positions (in cura) they don't align. it's like the centre point is getting recalculated as Cura imports it.

 

How do I get my models to line up? I'm using Cura 5.1.0

 

I hope that made sense and thanks for reading.

Cheers

Dan

 

 

 

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    Posted · aligning models

    Right click on a model and choose "Select all Models" then right click on any selected model and choose "Merge Models".  Depending on how they were arranged when they were exported they may jump into position.  That's the plan anyway.

     

    When Cura brings a model in it is centered in a Bounding Box.  The midpoint of that box is the location of the local X0, Y0 of the model.  The Z0 is the lowest point of the bounding box.

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