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How do you actually load parts in the position they were saved?


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Posted · How do you actually load parts in the position they were saved?

Cura seems to always move parts around when I load them, so I lose the original placement, and it is hard to position them back in the original spot accurately, especially when I want to combine two parts made of let's say, PLA and TPU together.

Is there an actual setting that preserves the original position even if the parts go through each other?

 

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    Posted · How do you actually load parts in the position they were saved?

    STL objects will generally not maintain their relative positions. However, you can select multiple models loaded as separate STL files and "merge" them. This will first move them together, relative to their original position, and then group them. You can still select individual meshes in such a group (eg to set which extruder to print it with) by using ctrl+click.

     

    Alternatively, you could try saving multiple models as one 3MF file. 3MF files normally do keep their original location.

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    Posted · How do you actually load parts in the position they were saved?

    Thanks for sharing the trick. It does look like merge brings them to their saved position (also retaining the different material assignments), and now I can also re-orient them together.

    This should work!

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