toppilot
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Print two halfs

Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:18 am

I am trying to print something from thingyverse but is slightly to wide, how can I print it in two halfs? Thanks

billyd
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Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:13 pm

Re: Print two halfs

Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:48 am

Drop the model to the build bed. Then double click on the model and change the existing z coordinate by negative the amount of mm's you want below the bed. It will slice and create the gcode for only that portion at and above the build bed.

Then rotate the model 180 degrees in Y and redo the slicing in the same manner for the other side.

TheBum
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Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 11:13 pm

Re: Print two halfs

Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:01 pm

Another option is to load the model into an application like Meshmixer and do a plane cut on it. Export the two halves.

toppilot
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Re: Print two halfs

Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:06 pm

Thanks I will give it a try at the weekend

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