TUTORIAL VIDEO

How to use 2D placement tools in Materialise Magics

Learn how to use the 2D part placement tools that can automatically place parts in a platform for you, so that you can continue by choosing an orientation and generating support, where needed. There are two ways of doing 2D placement of parts in Magics; this tutorial takes you through both options step by step.

 

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  • Translate tool 0:31
  • Automatic placement tool 1:37

Tutorial created on 07 May 2019
Last modified on 28 May 2019

Author(s): Aylin Kertik

Description of the different steps

  1. Use the Translate tool:
    1. Select your part, go to the Tools ribbon, and then click Translate.
    2. Either enter the resulting coordinates, or the relative translation value; and click on Apply.
    3. As an alternative, use the interactive translation tools. The red, green and blue arrows move your part along the X, Y, and Z axes, respectively.
    4. Use the To default position and To default Z buttons to quickly place a part on these locations.
  2. Use the Automatic Placement tool:
    1. Part interval: The distance between your parts
    2. Platform margin: Te distance between the edge of your platform, and the parts.
    3. Make a choice to Nest all parts, or only the Selected parts.
    4. Make a choice to translate all parts to the default Z-height, or keep the current Z-height.
    5. If you have too many parts to fit into a platform, you can enable multi-platform placement.
    6. Bounding box: Takes the bounding boxes of a part into account.
    7. Geometry: Considers the original shape of a part.
    8. Placement solution: Make a choice to stop at the first solution, or when the minimal surface area, X-dimension or Y-dimension is reached. You can also place the part in the platform center.
    9. Part placement: Set the automatic placement tool to only translate, or translate and rotate your parts with degree intervals you specify.

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