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  1. Hello, Let's conclude this discussion. Ultimaker Cura is tailored for Ultimaker 3D printers and open to third party printers. We create the platform and keep that door open, but we are not responsible for profiles of other printers, for reasons mentioned above. Not every update requires a modification to a profile, but new features can in theory impact elements of a printer profile. That is why we lean so heavy on testing during the beta test. You can help identify existing bugs and improve the experience for yourself and your peers. In the meantime, we are happy that
    7 points
  2. When things are mission critical it's good to have tools you can count on, the knowledge to use them correctly, and the inner motivation to do your best. I would like to thank everyone here for helping me to understand at least a little bit about 3d printing and Cura. Zits were absolutely not acceptable and there aren't any. Sliced with 4.8beta. When I go to a costume party as James Bond, I go as James Bond. I'll have that shaken. Not stirred. Any comments regarding the fact that the glass looks more like a c
    6 points
  3. Toxic blame has never fixed a single issue. Not with printers, cars, or anything else. Is the software perfect? No. Is it frustrating at times? Yes. When was the last time I did something perfect, myself? Hmmm. Let's maybe cut each other a bit more slack and let the water flow off our collective backs a little. For those who celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend (as we do in Canada), then I hope there is something that inspires thanks in your life. I'm lucky to have a long list and for the record, this community that has helped me get prints right, recov
    6 points
  4. Indeed they didn't, because they don't release software at all. The cura installer is actually the only bit where a profile can get deleted, apart from a manual deletion from the interface. Cura will only ever delete a profile if you explicitly told it to do so. I don't have a low regard for third party printer users. Far from it. But we simply have far too much work on our plate as is. Cura is being developed by a relatively small team and being used by hundreds of thousands of users, using hundreds of different configurations. The only way how we could do something
    6 points
  5. We have the highest regard and appreciation for the community contributions, and we express this regularly. On the splash screen and almost every blog covering a Cura release. Regarding third party products, we do rely on either the users of a third party printer or the manufacturer to provide us with the machine settings and testing during the Beta period. We don't own or have the capacity to test, create or update all those third party profiles when we're working on a new version. We receive a profile, we check if it technically is correct and we add it. A new versi
    5 points
  6. We are happy to share Ultimaker 4.8 Beta with you. It marks a new step in the evolution of Ultimaker and perhaps the world’s most used slicer. You can help to make it even better for yourself and all its users by taking part in this Beta and report your findings back with us. So, what new features can we share with you today? Arrange models has been improved. Until now, the arrange models feature didn’t always utilise the available bed space to its fullest, which made a lot of users arranging their models by themselves. An improved arrange models feature should provide you
    4 points
  7. Yes, that was a bad experience. As Longtoke points out, it wasn't the fault of Cura. When you push the "Home" button, Cura sends the command "G28" to the printer and that is all it does. That G28 is interpreted by the firmware in the printer as "home all axis" and the printer starts the axis motors and moves the print head to the "0" endstops of the X, the Y, and the Z axis. The speed that the motors run at is also set within the firmware and Cura cannot effect the homing speed. It is then each endstop switch's job to inform the firmware "OK you can stop the motor now". When e
    4 points
  8. Hi all, Today we've released another patch upgrade for the S-line printers - you can now download firmware 5.8.2. In this release we have introduced a loading error wizard for the Pro Bundle which catches errors whereby loading would have failed. The wizard provides the user with a chance to recover from this error. Read more about this wizard here : ultimaker.com/loadingwizard Furthermore, improvements to the NFC reading mean that the Pro Bundle should more often correctly read the filament type and material left. Release notes: Introduced load
    4 points
  9. I'm going to answer my own question about the NFC improvements and the Material Station. Prior to 5.8.2, getting the Material Station to read NFC codes was a real pain. It could take 8-10 tries to get it to work and it seldom worked the first time. I did a lot of loading and unloading with some filaments that were in the 8-10-try category this evening to test the improvements, and even added a filament the station hadn't seen before. Everything worked the first time.
    4 points
  10. While I get you're upset at your printer being damaged, you've incorrectly and unfairly attributed it to Cura... Firstly, the Tronxy you mention is a DIY kit printer, that takes some experience to correctly assemble, while having several design flaws that leave the door open to all sorts of issues. To quote one of the reviews I've just endured "My testing, however, was a long and frustrating experience due to a range of poor design decisions on this printer." And another quote "I think with a total overhaul by an experienced owner, this thing could really s
    3 points
  11. Hi there Roli? While it's clear that you are frustrated, I'm not sure if this tone of voice really helps in any way. I don't think the support people are going to be more willing to help you if you shame them or call them hobbyist. Frankly one could ask himself how professional it is to use those qualifications here in a professional public forum. We are all here to help out community and everybody is doing their best I think. We do indeed test our firmware (for at least 2 whole weeks) before we ship it. We test about 30 different abort flows alone and 200+ flows in total *every* single rele
    3 points
  12. Firstly, it is not trivial, because we are dealing with a security model that touches the physical and digital domains. For example adding a password to prevent stopping a print job via the local web UI does not add much value, because anyone could walk up to the printer and do it via the display as well. As a result, you'd also have to deal with authentication on the printer itself, which is much harder due to limited input possibilities (no one really wants to enter a full password on such a small screen). The embedded team is working on some options, but there not just not there yet.
    3 points
  13. The model is overlapping with the prime tower, so... switch the prime tower off (if you don't need it), or move the model (or the prime tower) to a different position.
    3 points
  14. I wanted to answer each point but I'm going to make my answer much simpler, whatever. Unlike you (and Creatily), I paid to use CURA by deliberately choosing to invest in Ultimaker printers. Why did I do this? Machine and slicer working perfectly together, which allows me to run x hours of prints in a row without asking myself any questions: it works, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.... even if my machines use different firmware. And I didn't have to modify my printers to print my first object. Worse, I paid and contribu
    3 points
  15. Just because it's common / basic, doesn't mean it's easy to support it. The firmware (and hardware design) of the Ender is fundamentally different from the Ultimaker. The reason why the machine is so cheap is because they provide no software and no support. We get a lot of very upset people when we say that we don't want to fix those mistakes. I still don't understand why people get upset with us and not with Creality... We do test the changes that we make with Ultimakers. Quite a lot really, but that doesn't guarantee that those same changes (with different values) work with an En
    3 points
  16. @gandy I came across your example scripts for creating and writing spools while trying to write my own tags for some 3rd party spools. I just wanted to say the scripts worked really well! (I ended up getting the ACR122U-A9 as you were using) I combined your 2 scripts together, and then wrote some extra modules and a qt interface on top so I could easily create new spools as needed or check on my existing spools. I also added a lookup function to determine the material from the guid by reading all the material xml files in both the user and system cura material directories.
    3 points
  17. Hi all, We've released a small update for the Ultimaker 3. You can upgrade to 5.2.16 as of today. This gives the Ultimaker 3 some more functionality within the Digital Factory. Release notes: · Digital Factory integration. Print jobs sent via cloud show print job preview images in the Digital Factory. Printer discovery including connection, cancelling, and removal have been made more robust · Digital Factory functionality. The Ultimaker 3 will be able to start, stop, pause, and resume print jobs remotely · Updated UI elements
    2 points
  18. A new version of the plugin is available from the Marketplace, with full support for Cura 4.0-4.8. The sidebar can be collapsed to a summary for all of them.
    2 points
  19. More big cosplay prop swords, this ones from Final Fantasy XIV for a friend.
    2 points
  20. That is a really bad model. In addition to not being watertight, it has numerous surfaces that don't fit right. I tried to do something with it in MeshMixer but I don't know that software very well although I made some progress. The way your model is now it will not slice and won't print.
    2 points
  21. Oui, c'est ça : le contrôle se fait sur CURA MAIS en fonction de la valeur de référence sur la machine (consigne). J'expliquerais plutôt les choses de la manières suivante afin que ce soit plus clair : Si tu as un profil matériau sur ton UM2 dont la valeur pour les ventilos est fixée à 100 % comme pour du PLA de base il va se passer la chose suivante : si dans CURA tu définis la valeur pour les ventilos à 90 %, tu auras sur ton UM2 90% de 100% donc 90%. Par contre, si la valeur côté UM2 est fixée à 50 %, si tu mets 50 % côté CURA, tu auras effectivement 25 % sur la machine : 50 % de 5
    2 points
  22. Yeah sure, this is one of the first large prints I did. It's a battery enclosure for my e-bike, it fits 39 18650 lithium-ion cells arranged in a 13S3P configuration. I had some trouble with my T10 (10mm) leadscrews wobbling which lead to the z wobble artifacts you might be able to see in the pictures. I've since upgraded to 12mm ballscrews and they have eliminated that problem.
    2 points
  23. The stream URL is the same for UM3, S3, S5, so it is working.
    2 points
  24. Rapidly caught and well spotted, most wouldn't think to check their measurement tools 😄 Don't be ashamed or apologetic and thank you for updating your post so no one is chasing white rabbits.
    2 points
  25. I created many plugins for Cura, and also created BLACKBELT Cura to support belt-style printers. What would you like to customize?
    2 points
  26. Hi everybody, I write this post to help with a possible solution. I inccured in this problem this morning and the cause is my HP docking station. I discovered that when I use it my computer is using the docking station graphic card. It isn't OpenGL compliant so Cure can't start. Connecting my monitor to the computer, Cura start without problems. I hope this can help someone. Cheers!
    2 points
  27. While this may early, perhaps it is early enough to implement. Having just completely stripped, cleaned and reassembled a UM3X, I realise that, with parts, this printer can be renewed to essentially brand new condition indefinitely. The challenge OEMs face on legacy items is often how to produce parts cost effectively going forward. OEM's processes are often geared to large production runs and the lines don't pay below a certain volume, so get repurposed to putput the current products. A lesson I learned from my (now retired) job was that parts that became impractical
    2 points
  28. Z steps/mm Z Axis binding The screws holding the Z axis rod into the coupler and onto the stepper motor shaft are loose (popular problem).
    2 points
  29. Imagine that you build your own 3D printer from scratch and you want to use CURA: you will create the profile yourself, right? If a beta of CURA is announced, you'll check that the update has no impact on your printer, right? If you realize that it doesn't work, you will ask the question on github and you will correct accordingly, right ? But that's you, not Creality. Don't dream Creality does not invest in anything else than its printers. No exchange with the Open Source world that they use however... they just don't care
    2 points
  30. Just finished my DXU mod (of course with some modifications 😉) and thought you might appreciate some photos of it:
    2 points
  31. This plugin should be now available via the Market place.
    2 points
  32. Both is possible and only if oyu want. So when your Cura only shows "print via cloud" then Cura cannot find the printer in your network. The easiest solution is to go to the printer settings page in Cura, select your printer and click on the connect button. Normally your printer appears in the list, select it and click connect. The reason is that for some reasons, Cura has lost the connection and was not able to reestablish it automatically. A Cura restart could also help. If you don't want to use the cloud features, then you can remove your printer from the cloud. So it is op
    2 points
  33. Hi, There currently is no such feature indeed, as @Dim3nsioneer mentioned. I'll forward it to the product owner of Digital Factory to see if there's something that can be placed on the roadmap. Chris
    2 points
  34. Printed a new air intake for my car. Has a bracket that screw onto the engine to secure it. Printed on the Ultimaker S5 in PA-CF and painted so it doesn't absorb oils and dirt.
    2 points
  35. Prints in a print! A little color to brighten up some gray, rainy fall days here. Flower model by 4frika: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1440472 I found the bowl on ScanTheWorld; I really want to take some more pictures of it from the side. The Matte fiber filament looks good, though I had to sink the model into the bed a few mm since it wasn't flat. https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-a-stemmed-bowl-54121
    1 point
  36. Understood. I'm keeping the faith for now as I know only too well the issues introducing and supporting new products.
    1 point
  37. In the Machine Settings (Preferences -> Printers -> Machine Settings), make sure the Heated bed option is checked.
    1 point
  38. I just printed the adapter and it fits and works great! Many thanks for this little helpful tool 👍
    1 point
  39. Much nicer. And thanks for getting back with what you found. "...it makes main board choke on commands and skip movements if the path is very detailed (many points per mm)" And that is why any remote hosting is difficult to do. I guess Octoprint does a fair job. Cura and PrintRun not so much. The transmission speed of the data (Lines of GCODE / second) has to vary according to how long a particular print head move takes. When the SD is in the printer slot, the Printer/Planner just grabs another line of gcode when it needs it. It doesn't have to wait, and it doesn'
    1 point
  40. I have a few follow up questions if possible. 1) The PolyBox looks great but it seems to only offer passive de-humidification. Is there perhaps a model that is active drying yet still affordable? 2) How well has your machine dealt with flexible filament? Lets say the UM TPU 95A. I know a lot of people swear by only using direct drive extruders with flexible materials. However, how well do these work? 3) Is there a power failure mode? Living in the PNW trees fall on power lines often and the power goes out, or might just flicker with the wind, etc. Anyway to
    1 point
  41. And check that the rods are totally straight, not bent. Even if they are only 0.1mm bent out of shape, thus almost invisible, that is a full layer-height during printing. Maybe put them on a totally flat table, roll them, and see if light shines through below them. I would also go for window-cleaner, or Mr. Proper or similar, spray bottles to get dirt off. Whatever works in a dirty kitchen, without destroying things, should work here too, I think. And then clean with pure warm tap water, to get the soapy-remains off.
    1 point
  42. Si CURA dit que ton objet est "ouvert", il faut lui faire confiance, c'est que c'est la cas. Les pelles de ton ancre et les pattes ne sont pas "jointes", comme si il s'agissait d'objets différents (merci wikipedia) Il faut que ton objet soit une seule entité sinon, il y aura une erreur.
    1 point
  43. Those kind of problems happens to all at some time. He found and solve it. And he report his findings ...
    1 point
  44. Yes, I do it similarly: I push in the tube, then while I keep pushing on the tube, I lift the ring of the collet, and slide the horseshoe clip onto it. So it sits all the way down without any play. Never had tubes coming off. To make this easier, I made a custom horseshoe clip, so it doesn't keep falling when I try to handle it: It is old but still on my page (and then scroll down): https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/personeel/geert-keteleer/manuals/
    1 point
  45. Sounds like the opposite problem. It sounds like @zuzanah has too many sides to his cylindrical polygons and you have too few. This would be a setting in tinkercad. Remember - too many polygons (thousands of edges in one circle of the cylinder) can make the printer slow down to a crawl. This article explains much more details: https://static.shoplightspeed.com/shops/608811/files/006831493/exporting-models-for-3d-printing.pdf [OOPS! THAT ARTICLE INCLUDES TINKERCAD AND ALSO OTHER CAD SOFTWARE - It doesn't say how to change export resolution in tinkercad]
    1 point
  46. But back to it "printing round parts slower". I think you misunderstood. When tinkercad converts your cylinder into STL, because STL does not support any kind of curves - it only supports triangles, tinkercad turns those circles into polygons. It could by a 5 sided polygon which wouldn't look much at all like a cylinder or a 20 sided polygon (about perfect for you) or a 1000 sided polygon. But tinkercad makes a decision here. I think/hope there is a way in tinkercad to set this value. Usually some kind of "resolution" or "accuracy" setting somewhere in tinkercad hopefully? If
    1 point
  47. Guys, if you just post a message that slicing is not working, what do you think who is able to help you. So, if you expect help from the community, write a new good post, explaining what is exactly not working, what you already have tried and if needed post some screenshots. Otherwise nobody is able to help. And @bivai it also doesn't help if you post in several threads, that you have a problem without explaining, so please stop that and open a new thread which explains your problem.
    1 point
  48. You could try using the 'line type' color scheme in preview mode instead.
    1 point
  49. Yes. There is a feature that allows you to change the infill density on part of your print, it's called infill mesh. Her's a video tutorial by @DidierKlein:
    1 point
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