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Posted (edited) · Ability to define the Gray Area on the build plate.

Please give us a way to change the gray area on the build plate in the machine settings.  


This is the way I used to be able to fix the issue.



after doing some googling.. 


I found a different videos that shows it is a hidden value inside the skirt. This videos shows how it can be changed, but if i don't use a "skirt" this value still affects the build plate and to me it is hidden and could be a frustration to many people to want to use all the build plate, but can't due to this value for the skirt.



Could you be set in the machine settings instead?


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    Posted · Ability to define the Gray Area on the build plate.

    The method in that video still works, though the exact path of the file has changed a little. It is also still a very easy workaround to tell Cura you have an Ender 3 Pro instead of an Ender.


    But most importantly, you should realize the gray areas are there for a reason. Please read this article about the different types of gray area, and how they are affected by things like a skirt or brim etc:




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