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Revision to Centering the bed or setting the bed origin

David Crocker

With most printer geometries you can choose where on the bed the origin (the X=0 Y=0 point) will be. There are two common choices:
-# X=0 Y=0 is at the centre of the printable area. This has a number of advantages, in particular GCode files are more portable between different printers.
-# X=0 Y=0 is one corner of the printable area, typically the front left corner. Some users of Cartesian and CoreXY printers prefer this scheme.
+# X=0 Y=0 is at the centre of the printable area. This has a number of benefits. You will configure your slicer to centre prints on X0 Y0 regardless of the size of the bed; so you don't need to change the slicer configuration depending on the bed size, and you may be able to print the same sliced files on more than one printer. If you have an IDEX printer then you don't need to change the print centering in the slicer depending on whether you print the part in ditto mode or in normal mode; also IDEX mirror mode printing is easier to set up.
+# X=0 Y=0 is one corner of the printable area, typically the front left corner. Some users of Cartesian and CoreXY printers prefer this scheme. You will need to configure your slicer so that it know where the centre of the bed is, in order to centre prints on that position.
== Setting the origin on a Cartesian or CoreXY/CoreXZ/CoreXYU printer ==

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