Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
clemens

How can I place objects on the platform with coordinates

Recommended Posts

Posted · How can I place objects on the platform with coordinates

Hi ultimaker,

I want to print some objects directly onto a sheet. To have a really good print result I want to print the objects one after another. But they need to be placed on the right place. Is there a way to place them with coordinates ?

Hope someone can help me with that.

Clemens

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · How can I place objects on the platform with coordinates

Hmm. Not with the gui drag/drop feature.

I would combine all the STL's into one big STL file and slice that with cura - that way at least all the parts will be the exact correct seperation. Then I would probably do one of two things - in machine settings I believe cura centers your object on the center of the platform so you can adjust your X and Y max distance to cause Cura to place the objects properly.

Or you can hand edit the gcode file with an offset. For example if you want to move X to the right 1mm and Y toward the back 2mm, after home do:

G0 X1.0 Y2.0

G92 X0 Y0

That sets the x=1 y=2 position on your bed to the new 0,0 position.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · How can I place objects on the platform with coordinates

thanks a lot !!! It works for me like this:

I put this code

G92 X30 Y45

before

;Layer count

Of course every objekt has different X Y values and than I copy all gcodes together in one file.

I found this helpful:

http://reprap.org/wiki/G-code

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura 4.0 | Stable available!
      Ultimaker Cura 4.0 is mainly focused on the improved user interface and cloud integration.
      As always, we want to collect your user feedback for this release. If there are any improvements you can think of, feel free to mention it here and help us to shape the next release.
      • 98 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!