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STL Orientation on Import

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:58 pm


I'm really stuck here, and I'm sure this is something simple. I'm using Fusion 360. I have my preferences set to Z Up.

But when I export the STL files, and then import them into S3D, I have to flip them -90 degrees in the X-Axis. Normally not a problem, but I'm trying to do a dual head print, and when flipping the X-Axis individually, the 2 models then don't line up.

Is there any way to have S3D import the STL already oriented with Z-Up.

I'm dealing with a step file in fusion, and don't have normal geometries for me to try to work with.



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Re: STL Orientation on Import

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:11 pm

My exports of native Fusion files to STL work fine when coming into S3D so my guess is that the orientation in the step may be the problem.

I have seen files brought into Fusion that looked like they were the right side up but did go into a slicer with a different orientation.

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Re: STL Orientation on Import

Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:20 pm

Try Tools, Options, Models tab, and add an Import Action (rotate).

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Re: STL Orientation on Import

Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:22 pm

If you can't resolve the issue by changing your design settings in Fusion 360 you can always try using an import action from the Tools > Options > Model options menu. Your options there are scale, translate and rotate!
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