[OpenSCAD] aligning/flooring all objects

A. Craig West acraigwest at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 11:44:24 EDT 2019


Generally I do the import with offsets to zero it to origin in a module,
then use offsets to position the module appropriately

On Thu, 11 Jul 2019, 11:40 Joe Francis, <joe at lostapathy.com> wrote:

> Right - OpenSCAD can't do this for you.
>
> The "trick", really, is to design all your parts around a convenient
> origin and then translate them to the assembled position.  It seems most
> people's intuition is to model the part in the assembled position and then
> try to move it back to a convenient origin for printing (or whatever else).
>
> I'm sure some will debate this being a better way, but it's much more
> obviously the best way if you get to a point where you're reusing models
> that you created.  Having a convenient origin makes this *much* more
> practical, for a lot of reasons.
>
> Joe
>
>
>
>
> On 7/11/19 10:34 AM, A. Craig West wrote:
>
> With imported objects, I spend a lot of time displaying various cubes with
> % to find the exact position of various planes in the objects, so I can
> offset them properly. Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to ask the
> system for this information.
>
> On Thu, 11 Jul 2019, 11:31 bboett, <bboett at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> somehow, didn't find anything in the docu, so i must be looking at the
>> wrong
>> places....
>>
>> i am still dabbling with my spoolholder, and made one openscad file where
>> i
>> assembled the 2 pieces (ok, i could print the separately, but since i am
>> still learning....)
>>
>> somehow, i managed to put a gap around 1.5mm into my drawings....
>> so when i try to print them, one is fine, and the other is printed into
>> thin
>> air.....
>>
>> now i could tell  the slicer to put in some raft, but thats unelegant....
>>
>> so is there a way, when i use a module from another file, to tell it to
>> floor it on (0,0,0)?
>> or is there a way to tell exactly what the gap is, to be able to make a
>> translation?
>>
>> thanks in advance
>>
>> Bruno
>>
>>
>>
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