I find centring a model that will just fit on the plate very tricky.
I don’t understand how the Move command works.
For example, I have rotated a model to -45 degrees, where I know it can fit on the plate. But it overlaps at one or two sides until I get it centred.
The Move dialogue shows some arbitrary values - say X = 3, Y = 2, Z=-2. Why not [0,0,0]? And why -2 for Z? I’ve just loaded the model. Shouldn’t it be Z=0? The model is below the plate in the view window when Z=-2, and it’s bottom layer won’t print while that is the case.
I want to move it (say) 5mm right and to Z= 0.
What inputs should I make, and when are they applied?
My experience is very confusing. For example…
I type in 5 in the X value and press Return or Enter. The model may or may not move 5mm right, but the display jumps - say, to -8 in the X value.
Then if I click on the model it moves again.
What do the X, Y , Z values mean for a Move, and when are they applied? I find it confusing and never know what is going to happen.
Then when I DO get the model centred, and click anywhere, it jumps again.
Are the values absolute or relative? When are they applied? If I press Return? If I click on the model? If I click anywhere outside the model but on the viewing space?
I simply find this totally unpredictable and counter-intuitive.
I can’t find any documentation for this latest version of Cura - the printed manual, and (the last time I looked, a few days ago) the online manual still refer to the previous v1.x version.