PrusaSlicer Plater Tab

Note

These notes are based on my experiences with the Prusa i3 Mk3 and Artillery/Evnovo Sidewinder X1 printers. If you are using a different printer, please verify the hardware details are similar.

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Complete plater tab documentation

The Plater tab is where you’ll add, manipulate and remove parts for printing. From this page you can select for print, filament and printer profiles. On initial startup, you’re presented with an empty bed and a default set of profile selections.

Starting a new project

Starting a new project

Adding parts

There are multiple methods of adding parts to a print. The simples is simply to use drag & drop to place one or more parts on the bed. You can also use the File->Import->Import STL/OBJ/AMF/3MF... menu option to browse for appropriate files.

Adding parts

Adding parts

Once you’ve added one or more parts, they’re automatically placed on the bed.

Initial part placement

Initial part placement

If one or more parts are overlapping, you can automatically arrange parts by:

  1. Pressing the Arrange icon at the top of the screen (4th from left).

  2. Pressing the A key to automatically arrange all parts.

  3. Pressing the [Shift]+A key combination to automatically arrange only selected parts.

Deleting individual parts

Deleting selected parts

Deleting selected parts

Deleting all parts

Deleting all parts

Deleting all parts

Copying individual parts

Copying selected parts

Copying selected parts

Pasting individual parts

Pasting parts

Pasting parts

Adding part instances

Adding part instances

Adding part instances

Variable layer height

Adjusting variable layer height

Adjusting variable layer height

Resizing parts

Resizing parts

Resizing parts

Scaling parts

Scaling parts

Scaling parts

Rotating parts

Rotating parts

Rotating parts

Laying parts flat on the print surface

Selecting a surface to lay flat

Selecting a surface to lay flat

Cutting parts

Selecting a cut point

Selecting a cut point

Cut results

Cut results

Rotating cut parts

Rotating cut parts

Slicing

Slicing results

Slicing results

Contact and feedback

You can find me on the Prusa support forums or Reddit where I lurk in many of the 3D printing-related subreddits. I occasionally drop into the Official Prusa 3D discord server where I can be reached as bobstro (bobstro#9830). You can email me directly at projects@ttlexceeded.com.

Last updated on 20190831