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How to Adjust the Size, Position and Angle of the Model

ideaMaker provides a series of convenient tools on the tool bar for you to adjust the size of the model, moving the position of the model, changing the angle of the model, and cut the model (This manual takes ideaMaker 4.0.0 Beta as an example).

1. View the Model

1) Click this button, hold down the right mouse button and drag the mouse, you can rotate the main interface 360° to view the model from different angles.

View the Model
Figure 2 View the Model.

Click this button, you can hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse to pan the view and browse the model

Pan the view
Figure 3 Pan the view

2. Move the Model

Select the model, hold down the left button and drag the mouse to move the position of the model.

Red represents the X axis, green represents the Y axis, and blue represents the Z axis.

Move the model
Figure 4 Move the model

Set the exact X/Y/Z coordinate value to move the selected model.

Note: Check “Inches”, the unit of model movement will be inches.

Set the exact X/Y/Z coordinate value to move the selected model
Figure 4 set the exact X/Y/Z coordinate value to move the selected model

Introduction to options:

Place in Extruder's Printer's Range

with this function enabled, the selected model will be placed in the center of extruder’s printing range instead of build plate’s range.

moves the model to the center of the build plate.

dropping the model on the build plate.

arrange models automatically when you print several models simultaneously.

aligning the models to the default position in 3D designing software when printing several models simultaneously.

Automatically align multiple models
Figure 8 Automatically align multiple models

3. Rotate the Model

with this button enabled, you can rotate the model by dragging the color circle with the left mouse button.

Red represents the X axis, green represents the Y axis, and blue represents the Z axis.

Drag the color circle with the left mouse button to rotate the model
Figure 8 Drag the color circle with the left mouse button to rotate the model

Enter the exact value in the input box to rotate the model.

Enter the exact value in the input box to rotate the model
Figure 8 Enter the exact value in the input box to rotate the model

In the “Local Transformation” tab, the model will rotate according to its own coordinate axis.

Roll: Rotate along the Y axis of the model itself.

Pitch: Rotate along the X axis of the model itself.

Yaw: Rotate along the Z axis of the model itself.

Local Transformation
Figure 9 Local Transformation

4. Scale the Model

with this button enabled, you can click the up and down arrows in the menu bar to zoom the model.

Scale the model
Figure 10 Scale the model

You can also enter values in the left dialog box to change the size of the model.

Enter values in the left dialog box to change the size of the model
Figure 11 Enter values in the left dialog box to change the size of the model

Note: Check “Inches”, the unit of model movement will be inches.

Check Inches
Figure 12 Check “Inches”

scale the width, depth and height in the same scale. The percentages at beside the size show the relative scale of the original size.

Local Transformation refers to scale the model based on model’s coordinate axis.

Local Transformation
Figure 13 Local Transformation

5. Free Cut the Model

click this button, a plane will appear, which divides the model into two parts.

Create a cutting plate
Figure 14 Create a cutting plane

There will be three options to cut the selected model.

Option 1: Move the red, blue, green arrow to move the cutting plate.

Move the arrow to move the cutting plate
Figure 15 Move the arrow to move the cutting plate

Option 2: Click the red, blue, green circle to rotate the cutting plate.

Rotate the color circle to rotate the cutting plate
Figure 16 Rotate the color circle to rotate the cutting plate

Option 3: Enter accurate values in the input box to move the position of the cutting plate and rotate the cutting plate.

Enter accurate values in the input box
Figure 17 Enter accurate values in the input box
The selected model has been cut into two parts
Figure 18 The selected model has been cut into two parts

6. Click the Right Mouse Button for Shortcut Operation

Right-click the selected model, you can see more shortcuts, such as: Duplicate, Delete, Array, Transform, Free Cut, etc. You can conveniently adjust the size, angle and the position of the model in the right-click menu.

Right-click menu
Figure 19 Right-click menu

Note: Array refers to arranging the selected model and the duplicated models into a specified array.

Array the duplicated models
Array the duplicated models
Figure 20 Array the duplicated models.

When no model is selected, Right-click to see more shortcut functions, such as “Add standard Primitives”, “Per-Group Settings”, “Modifier”, etc.

Model Context Menu
Figure 21 Model Context Menu