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Posted · good evening how to cut models in cura?

I hate being yelled at.  Try to calm down.

 

Go to Thingiverse.com and pick a simple model like a calibration cube.

Extract the files from the zip folder.

Start Cura and open an STL file that you downloaded.

There is a big blue button in the lower right of Cura that says "Slice".  Click on it.

Once it slices that button will change to "Save to disk".  Save to disk.

Copy the saved gcode file to an SD card

Stick the SD card in the printer.

On the printer there will be a command like Print from TF.  Select that.

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    Posted · good evening how to cut models in cura?
    3 hours ago, GregValiant said:

    I hate being yelled at.  Try to calm down.

     

    Go to Thingiverse.com and pick a simple model like a calibration cube.

    Extract the files from the zip folder.

    Start Cura and open an STL file that you downloaded.

    There is a big blue button in the lower right of Cura that says "Slice".  Click on it.

    Once it slices that button will change to "Save to disk".  Save to disk.

    Copy the saved gcode file to an SD card

    Stick the SD card in the printer.

    On the printer there will be a command like Print from TF.  Select that.

    sorry, but I probably put it wrong, how to divide the stl model into several parts (since there is no way to print it in its entirety) is it possible to do this?
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    Posted · good evening how to cut models in cura?

    You can't do it in Cura.  Any portion of a model that hangs off the build plate will keep it from slicing.  That means there is no way to block a portion of a model and allow the other portion to print.

    You will need to use Blender, MS 3D Builder, or Mesh Mixer or another application that can modify STL files.  I use MS 3D Builder.  It isn't very intuitive but it does a nice job.

    if you subtract 2.2mm diameter x 10mm long cylinders from the model you can stick a piece of filament in the hole and use them for locating pins when you go to assemble.  Locate the locating pin cylinders and subtract them before you cut the model up.  They will be precisely located in each piece of the assembly.

     

    Here is a globe I cut in MS 3D Builder.  You can just make out the little holes where the filament pieces will go.  The 4 pieces will glue together very precisely to make a globe.

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