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Is there a way to 'measure' in CURA

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Posted · Is there a way to 'measure' in CURA

I am pretty sure I know the answer is no.. But someone might have some tips which might help me.

Say I have a part.. And I want to use the 'scale' feature to make it a given size.. Is there anything available to help me.

Obviously if its a cube, I could look at the 'size' you see when using Scale.. But in this case I need to scale it so that a 'hole' is the right size.

Sometimes I use the grid on the floor to get a feel, after all, the grid squares are 10x10mm.. But what about when this is not possible.

Is there any way in CURA to scale something to roughly (say within 5%) get it to a known size?

Jon

 

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Posted · Is there a way to 'measure' in CURA

You might replace the graphic file with the checkboard design with a design of your own which allows for more precise estimation. One square of the checkboard corresponds to 1cm2.

 

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Posted · Is there a way to 'measure' in CURA

Netfabb basic has a very nice ruler tool to measure distances in stl files. You could measure the hole in netfabb so that you can calculate precisely how much you have to scale the model in Cura,

 

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Posted · Is there a way to 'measure' in CURA

I think I have worked out a way to do it..

I have drawn a cube and loaded it into CURA.. This allows me to scale it to an exact size.

Then I load the object that I want to print at a certain size, and can drag the 'cube' about a reference point to get the size i want.

So in my case, I have an object with a hole in it that I want to print at 28mm.. So Load the cube, scale it to 28mm.. The load the final object and scale it up/down until i get the cube to fit exactly in the hole.. Then I know it will be 28mm when it prints...

I hope this tip helps someone else.

Jon

 

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