Cura 2.7 Baseplate Zooming and other basic questions...

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Cura 2.7 Baseplate Zooming and other basic questions...

Post by DivePADI » October 5th, 2017, 7:18 pm

So I am new to 3D printing, just got my Monoprice Select Mini v2 and I have printed so much stuff, I am loving it. But I can't figure out how to best use Cura. I can zoom in and rotate and center but I cant zoom in and see my model when it is sitting on the baseplate. How do I accomplish this?

Also, the only way I can get Cura to slice and say ready to save is by changing a setting, then it says ready to save to file. I can see changing a setting one day and forgetting to save it back. There must by a keyboard command to get it to save to file or slice.

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Re: Cura 2.7 Baseplate Zooming and other basic questions...

Post by GrueMaster » October 6th, 2017, 12:27 am

File->Save Project I believe is what you are looking for.

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Re: Cura 2.7 Baseplate Zooming and other basic questions...

Post by DivePADI » October 6th, 2017, 8:11 am

Odd.

How about bringing the baseplate into viewing area when you zoom in?

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Re: Cura 2.7 Baseplate Zooming and other basic questions...

Post by LePaul » October 6th, 2017, 11:51 am

You are using the mouse wheel to zoom, right?
And one that threw me off for a long time...pressing on the mouse wheel and moving the mouse pans around

Check this reference page

https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/2041 ... s-controls

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Re: Cura 2.7 Baseplate Zooming and other basic questions...

Post by DivePADI » October 6th, 2017, 12:57 pm

yes but soon as you zoom in your model stays on baseplate so you cant see it because the program zooms ot center of cube work area, not the baseplate.

And thank you for the controls link!

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