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Positive Space


Positive Space

How do I move a part into "Positive Space"?

I am trying to save the model as an .stl file for use with other software and get the Warning "The part is in negative space. Move it if the part needs to be in positive space for the rapid prototyping process.". I have tried moving the part around, but it appears that the origin and coordinate system move with it keeping the part in negative space. I also tried changing the options for saving a file as .stl, but nothing can be changed (see attachments).

While I'm asking, how did I get into negative space in the first place, and how can I tell whether I am in positive or negative space?

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according to the picture you need to move your object in +Z direction 4.70, that it is in the positive space. Use Part & Assy / Modify Position / select part / Translate / right mouse button in the viewport XYZ System / Z / 4.7 / Return / OK

But since it is only a warning, which can be ignored, you can leave it as it is.

See also


I had saved, ignoring the warning, but the other software would not open the .stl due to errors.

I also thought I moved the part, but after following the sequence as you stated, the warning is now gone.

Thank you much

With modern 3D printing, negative spaces has no impact.  Some older machines and processors could not handle a part that was in a negative axis.

I would just ignore this warning.



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