G-Code object placement and print envelope setup

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G-Code object placement and print envelope setup

Postby Jimustanguitar » Mon May 13, 2013 2:33 am

I've gave Cura a try today, and I like the code that it creates (especially the Joris feature!). I know everyone says to try it, but I've been hesitant to because I like how integrated Slic3r is in Repetier Host. It was actually the RepRap Magazine review that I finally couldn't ignore. Anyway, it solved some of the issues I was encountering, and I want to start using it all the time now. I still intend to use Repetier Host as my machine control software though; it's a good g-code visualizer too.

When I import a G-Code file into Repetier, is there any way to move the part inside of the build envelope? Cura is designed for machines with X0,Y0 at the bottom left of a square build area, and the Rostock has X0,Y0 in the dead center of a round build area. Because of this, all of my parts are printing in the top right quarter of my bed and I want to move them closer to center and have the ability to place multiple parts in the same print...

Is this possible?



Edit: I found a setting for the Rostock that makes X0,Y0 the center, so that solves half of my question.

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Re: G-Code object placement and print envelope setup

Postby foshon » Mon May 13, 2013 12:44 pm

Jimustanguitar wrote:I've gave Cura a try today, and I like the code that it creates (especially the Joris feature!). I know everyone says to try it, but I've been hesitant to because I like how integrated Slic3r is in Repetier Host. It was actually the RepRap Magazine review that I finally couldn't ignore. Anyway, it solved some of the issues I was encountering, and I want to start using it all the time now. I still intend to use Repetier Host as my machine control software though; it's a good g-code visualizer too.

When I import a G-Code file into Repetier, is there any way to move the part inside of the build envelope? Cura is designed for machines with X0,Y0 at the bottom left of a square build area, and the Rostock has X0,Y0 in the dead center of a round build area. Because of this, all of my parts are printing in the top right quarter of my bed and I want to move them closer to center and have the ability to place multiple parts in the same print...

Is this possible?



Edit: I found a setting for the Rostock that makes X0,Y0 the center, so that solves half of my question.



I'm going to go with no, becuase the g-code is what determines placement. RH has no way to alter the g-code (unless you do it manually) once it's created. It does seem to have some pretty cool features though.

http://www.repetier.com/documentation/repetier-host/
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Re: G-Code object placement and print envelope setup

Postby Polygonhell » Mon May 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Latest cura has a rostock option that places 0,0 in the middle of the bed.


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