Klippan
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Layer Starting Point

Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:42 am

I would like to use ”Choose start point closest to specific location”
Is there any easy way to get the coordinates of a specific point in the X-Y plane on the part to print?
You can also imagine moving a specific point on the part to a specific coordinate.
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parallyze
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Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:18 am

Re: Layer Starting Point

Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:52 am

Klippan wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:42 am
Is there any easy way to get the coordinates of a specific point in the X-Y plane on the part to print?
You can also imagine moving a specific point on the part to a specific coordinate.
An "easy" way to get the exact point is using something simple as a 1mm x 1mm x 250mm box STL:
start_points_1.JPG

Box placed where I'd like to set start points. Dragging the box around using CTRL+LMB works well here.
start_points_2.JPG

Retracts aligned between back/sword (X/Y 115/85):
start_points_3.JPG

Don't forget to remove the box afterwards (or exclude it from the selected models list within the process).

Added something like this in a thread here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5965&p=56749#p56749

(model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33804)

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