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Posted · Cura not loading on build plate

Good morning, 


Relatively recently, when I load files to Cura, it's positioned all over the place, many times it's not on the build plate at all. I have to reposition the files and things end up fine, but it's annoying never the less. Any ideas of what i can check? 


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    Posted (edited) · Cura not loading on build plate

    If a model has location data in the file, Cura will load the model as specified in the file.  STL files generally don't have any location data but 3mf files (and some others) often will.


    If I design a trailer hitch ball and it is at "car position" and export the model as a 3mf from my CAD program, the model will come in WAY over in the X and at a Z that is well off the build plate.  Since the ball is on the centerline of the vehicle the Y would be 0.


    If it's a single model you can right click on the build plate and "Select All Models" and manually set the numbers of the Translation Tool to 0,0,0.  That would bring my wayward hitch ball to the middle of the build plate.

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