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RedDawg
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Precise Arranging of multiple identical parts.

After placing a part on the build plate and using the "+" button to generate several more instances, I then use the "Arrange" button to space the instances on the plate. Frequently, the instances wind up being too close together. If I then "right click" to show "arrangement options", there is a number (program selected) in the "Gap size" field. Apparently the only way to change this number is to move the "slider" in that field left or right to a different number, followed by clicking the "Arrange" button to execute that setting. I would like to be able to enter a specific number in the field, but the field does not accept keyboard input, and it is difficult, if not impossible to move the slider with enough precision when the resolution in the field is 0.001mm. I have not yet checked GitHub, but is this a bug or a feature?

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Posted : 13/02/2021 4:56 am
towlerg
(@towlerg)
Noble Member
RE: Precise Arranging of multiple identical parts.

Just out of curiosity, why do you want to position parts so with such precision?

Posted : 13/02/2021 10:16 am
RedDawg
(@reddawg)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Precise Arranging of multiple identical parts.

In actuality, it may not be all that critical, but I find it odd that the field will not accept keyboard input and am wondering if this limitation is intentional or something overlooked?

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Posted : 13/02/2021 2:28 pm
bobstro
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RE: Precise Arranging of multiple identical parts.

FWIW: The variable layer heights sliders are the same. It's a bit annoying to try to set consistently between slicer sessions. I'm also not aware of a setting that can be saved in a config.

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Posted : 13/02/2021 5:15 pm
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