Yes, I did use the “place by face”. And yes it did place the selected face on the platform’s surface.
But no, I wouldn’t say “it worked as intended” -> when the face you want to place on platform is facing upward and you use “place by face” it doesn’t rotate it 180°. Instead it’s mirrored.
If I want to have my face facing downward instead of upward it doesn’t mean I want to mirror the geometry (which can make your part completely useless when you need it to fit with other parts non-mirrored for example…).
Seems pretty obvious to me.
I actually showed it to several of my coworkers after printing, and they were all like “that’s completely stupid”.
And I can tell you I’ve used several 3D printers (both professional and hobbyist ones), and I’ve never seen the function “place by face” working as yours.
If you don’t agree with me, I invite you to look at Markforged software or Cura software. Or even search in your forum and see I’m not the only one who got my part messed up by “place by face” mirroring instead of rotating.
Btw, kind of off the topic, but we also have Markforged and Dagoma printers at the office and none is leaving holes as Zortrax one in our prints (in “sharp” corners for example). Seems like your filling trajectories could need a bit of correction.