Multiple part model coordinates

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Amos
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Multiple part model coordinates

Postby Amos » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:45 pm

When importing models it appears IdeaMaker (2.4.0.585) positions 2 models for a dual extrude print spaced apart, and positioned on the bed for printing separately.
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However, the STL coordinates actually place these together to print as 1 part so I can print in 2 different materials - how to I get IM to not ignore the imported STL coordinates so I don't have to move them manually?
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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: Multiple part model coordinates

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:43 am

Please try with this button can help.
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If these two models were designed together to be a dual-printing model, their origin should be at the same point.

Amos
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Re: Multiple part model coordinates

Postby Amos » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:40 pm

Thanks Vicky,
That function puts them together, but not in the proper position according to the STL coordinates?
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Re: Multiple part model coordinates

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:06 pm

If so, that means the coordinates of these two models when you making them in CAD is not well aligned.

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Re: Multiple part model coordinates

Postby Amos » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:08 pm

That what I thought at first, but they are. In several softwares such as Meshlab and DeskArtes View, the individual STL models come in perfectly aligned as in 2nd image?

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Re: Multiple part model coordinates

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:57 am

As I know, when you load a file into Meshlab, it will keep the origin coordinate.
But ideaMaker will arrange the coordinate which is to make models stay in center and apart with other models.

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Re: Multiple part model coordinates

Postby Amos » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:25 pm

Yes, that is exactly my problem - when I need to print a part with multi-materials, IM will not place them with the original coordinates to join them. Align option does something, but not properly as shown in the last image. I don't want to move them manually since is tedious & imprecise.

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Re: Multiple part model coordinates

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:23 am

Thanks for you information. Will feedback to our engineer.
We may consider to add an option which you can choose whether you want to keep the origin coordinates or not.


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