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  1. 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
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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
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  4. 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
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  5. 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.
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  6. I created many plugins for Cura, and also created BLACKBELT Cura to support belt-style printers. What would you like to customize?
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  7. I now have 4 versions installed and I do have a nit-picking complaint... When I play around and different versions are running, they all have the same blue icon with a white "C" on the taskbar in Windows. If the C was a different color (or if the background was a different color) for each version I would be able to tell which is which at a glance. I understand that blue & white might be the "Team Colors" of the Cura bowling team and as such are sacred. It would be nice to have a little differentiation though.
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  8. Thank you to everyone who helped.
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  9. Forgive me for not knowing in what version I exacly fixed this, but I do know that i recently fixed an issue with this. I'm fairly sure it was fixed for 4.8. The issue was that a rename wasn't marking the machine as "dirty" (eg; needing to be saved to file again). You can still get the name to "stick" as a work around by changing the selected quality / material.
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  10. This has to do with the image that tinkergnome already posted. So if you have an UM3 with a 0.4AA nozzle and select PLA+, it tries to find all quality profiles that match those three criteria. Since we never added those quality profiles (We only have them for UM3, 0.4 PLA) it reverts to a "empty" profile. That empty profile is what triggers the warning and also what makes the list be empty (because well; that are all the profiles that it has!). If PLA+ really needs almost the same defaults, it makes total sense to just set it's type to PLA and just change the display name. One of the reason
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  11. Okay, I am a bit ashamed. It turns out that my digital calipers are broken. I cannot reset it to zero anymore, causing all my measurements to be distorted and therefor the print being distorted and also me measuring the wrongly printed part with broken calipers. I just got out my analog calipers and apparently Cura is doing fine. Redesigned the part and now it prints in the correct ratio. Once again, sorry..
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  12. Hi Greg, I don't tell the supporters as hobbyists, but the firmware team and this is not an afront to this guys but the really truth. It couldn't be, that every firmware get a half step forward and several steps back. Not for a machine with this price. Every China hobby machine works proper than the actual S5 I think. And if I read in every firmware thread where a lot of problems where put in that the "Team Ultimaker" says that there will make a big effort for each new firmware for testing: Sorry, this is ridiculous. In every new firmware 1000 things doesn't work which worked be
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  13. The marketplace version of ApolloX doesnt support Material station sadly. If you need it for the UMS5 pro bundle then download the material profile from github where I manage several profiles of FormFutura materials I use for my prints https://github.com/flyinggorilla/ultimaker-s5
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  14. I obviously can't help you with the exact modifications, but i can help out in answering any questions about the code you might have. That being said; you could try @ahoeben
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  15. Possible but a huge pain in the neck to do it. You use the feature "per model settings". Basic steps: 1) Set the majority infill for your model (the infill that is more common). If it's half and half then pick either 20% or 40%. 2) Add a cube to the build plate. Select it by clicking. Click "per model settings" icon on left edge. It prompts for mesh type. You can use normal I think but definitely you can use "modify settings for infill of other models". Set the minority infill in the settings (e.g. 20% or 40$). Consider removing all other infill settings from the mesh
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  16. These screws were used before the S5 for the case and other covers. So 2 options, maybe the S5 uses this kind of screw for the bottom cover or it is a "blind passenger" 🙂 I would not worry about it, these screws (round or the new flat ones) are for cover and chassis and not for something important in the printer.
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  17. Only defining a new material is not sufficient in most cases. That's what @nallath tries to explain all the time... Here is the reason: - the machine definition is (probably) configured to use materials and quality profiles (in combination) - quality profiles are made for a specific machine, a specific material and a specific variant (nozzle size e.g.) - adding a new material is only the first step - you have to create proper quality profiles for all combinations as well (only the material is not sufficient) - once the quality profiles are in place -
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  18. Thanks for the quick reply... wow, 0.06 at 30 / 70 your prints must take forever to drop out.
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  19. @gandy @jomeier No problem, I put the link below. Still had some things I wanted to fix before uploading which are done now. Note it doesn't detect directories automatically for Mac or Linux yet, but can detect Cura for Windows just fine. For Mac/Linux, just give it the file paths. The script should work on a Pi too, but better to use command line for that rather than GUI. https://github.com/DA-Osborne/Spool-Maker @gandy A cura plugin would definitely make it easier to match up Materials. Looks like Cura has a page dedicated for making plugins that work within Cura I ne
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  20. >use the support blocker ( 6th icon on the left side missing a tool tip ) to generate a generic cube model OR add a model of your own for custom shapes > select the model you just placed > select Per Model Settings ( 5th icon down on left side also missing tool tip ) > change the mesh type to "Modify Settings For Overlaps" > hit the "select settings" button and add the "infill density" option > set the infill density as required ( in my case I needed 100% infill for a section of my model ) > move the model/mesh to where you need it.
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  21. Hi @ninjaltum thank you for posting this question here. There is a way we can help your Ultimaker S3 to help remember who he truly is, carry the S3 model with pride, without shipping it to your reseller (not sure if that is what they will suggest). Please let me know if you still have it in your possession and I will share the instructions with you. It is not complicated, you can place a file on your USB, insert it in the S3 and it should do the trick. Thanks,
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  22. Nah, I don't think that matters honestly. Unless there are reasons I am currently not aware of, you should be able to print ToughPla on an UM2+.
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  23. It would. But this is also why we didn't catch it (and why fixing it isn't as simple as it might seem)
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  24. For me it is really annoying. I was aware that I have to handle two sizes but I thought ok, should be no problem. But then I wanted to print something in a specific color and found out that I only have this color in the other size. And this happened not only once. But to buy every filament in both sizes also makes no sense for me. On the other hand, if you have dedicated use cases for the printers, then it should be no problem.
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  25. Hi @gpitts, thank you for your message. Sorry to hear it seems like you have run into some issues with your Ultimaker. A flooded head can be quite a hassle to recover from, depending from the size it might be better to replace parts than to recover. Sometimes if a part is slightly bent, you should be able to bent it back. By default this is not a good or bad practise, but it really depends on your situation. If consecutively you started having communication errors this might be a sign that the flooded head caused some more harm than 'we' initially thought. I trust you will be able to wor
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  26. Ok I will investigate this code ... def _onSelectedFaceChanged(self): if not self._select_face_mode: return self._handle.setEnabled(not Selection.getFaceSelectMode()) selected_face = Selection.getSelectedFace() if not Selection.getSelectedFace() or not (Selection.hasSelection() and Selection.getFaceSelectMode()): return original_node, face_id = selected_face meshdata = original_node.getMeshDataTransformed() if not meshdata or face_id < 0: return if face_id > (meshdata.get
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  27. But why do you think it is not the router when it was working before? You probably use now other encryptions or different settings. So I would carefully compare the wifi settings with the old router. Using 2.4GHz and normal WPA2 encryption should work.
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  28. Oh - and don't use "copy and paste". Here is an easy way to download the file from the gist page: click on the "Raw" button choose "Save page as..." in your browser (shortcut "CTRL+S" in Firefox and Chrome) copy the file into the "scripts" folder (steps 1 to 5 from the linked page) I made a test right now. Worked flawlessly.
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  29. Hi @GabrielLeo, thanks for your reply. I am not clear about what you are suggesting. I need the support placement to be "everywhere" for this setup, with just "touching the buildplate" other parts of the model will fail. I am just trying to understand why Cura adds support on a top surface when it's not necessary for supporting any structure above. Seems like a bug unless there is some setting I can tune to get rid of that top-support placement?
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  30. The replacement pattern is {build_volume_temperature} (the exact spelling is very important), this should be replaced by the configured temperature: M6013 {build_volume_temperature} see here for a full list: http://files.fieldofview.com/cura/Replacement_Patterns.html @ahoeben may correct me, if I'm wrong...
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  31. Or leave a gap of 0.01mm between the plate, and the studs, in the same CAD-model. So the plate would print as one block including top layers. And then there would be a 0.01mm vertical gap, after which the studs are printed. Such a tiny gap will obviously be filled, and the studs will fuse to the baseplate as if there was no gap. I don't think this is the optimal way of doing it; too much CAD-work. Beter would be to find the exact right slicer-setting to handle this (if present). But it might be a way around if nothing else works...
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  32. In such case I would use a thin block as a support blocker and assign it a 100% infill. Or I would split the 3D model at the location Where the 100% infill is needed and stack them on each other so you get top layer of the fisrt block and then bottom layer of the second one.
    1 point
  33. Is it so hard to implement that feature???
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  34. 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
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  35. Some thing I learned of a long time ago was to pull up the white part of tube clip while pushing down the tube, I use a pair of tweezers to do this - it ensures the tube is securely fixed to the tube, then I put the blue clip under the white part I have not had the tube come out on my UM2 for years good luck
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  36. Same issue here. Doesn't even come close to touching when using Core 2. Then it touches off on Core 1 and throws the error. Anyone find any sure ways to correct this?
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  37. You cannot update to the latest version with your firmware, you need to install a stepstone version first. here are more informations: https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011545559#h_01EC7EVWC86JCD0X969EC61F5J
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  38. Formfutura cardboard spool adapter for UM S3 and S5 I print all my outdoor parts with FormFutura ApolloX (ASA) on Ultimaker. This material is just too great in terms of thermal, mechanical, UV and water resistance, while printing super easy like PLA. However, formfutura switched from plastic spools to cardboard spools and the latter get stuck on the UM S3 and S5 spool holders. (no issue so far on S5 material station). Hence i created a little adapter with which the cardboard spool works fine again. See here on grabcad or thingiverse: https:
    1 point
  39. Does anyone know how to unpark material in the S5 Pro's Material Station? Some bright spark at Ultimaker thought it was a good idea to lock in the material for 2 hours before releasing, and with no release facility. Who's side is Ultimaker on? I believe it's a Dutch company, even so, surely someone over there can design and build firmware better than this! I need more 3D printers and this is one of the many issues that is holding back my decision when to buy the next S5 Pro.
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  40. I have another request - show more info but rather in the Monitor tab in Cura and/or in the browser based Print Jobs tab. It would help to see temperatures (bed+hotend) and material remaining (at least when using Ultimaker material). This could be shown in a popup window when clicking or tapping the nozzle number or the build plate icon. Showing how much material is left would help diagnose remotely (be able to see why the machine paused or if the material will run out) and temperatures would help monitor the heat up and cooldown phases, also would give a way to confirm that the basic print se
    1 point
  41. ok, thanks for responding @sj3fk3 As you will have seen from the multiple threads on this forum it is a highly requested feature, previously we have been told that the UI guys in UM would not let the feature progress due to their desire to keep the UI clean. But hopefully you agree seeing these parameters is essential when debugging issues and optimising profiles. It will be such a massive benefit ! Many thanks for your support
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  42. Thanks for responding. it would probable be the same currently when going from bare glass to adhesion sheets? One would need to re calibrate with the paper card again? being able to store the different bed type would save having to recalibrate each time. So it would be support ultimaker beds, not just 3rd part bed surfaces
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  43. Hello, as much as i enjoy working with your quite robust machine - two mysterious nozzle clogs aside -, as i am sure you are aware there are always issues that require manual fiddling with FDM printers. Especially with the SSH bug i am experiencing making it impossible to direct control via G-Code, the quite ridig workflow with the machine's menu is testing my patience more often than not. Please please please allow us to: - First and foremost: Make the "Skip cooldown" option actually skip the bed cooldown cycle! If I have removed a failed print from a
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  44. Alright, so I figured it out: basically, when you make a custom material (defined by the Material Type tag, ie PLA, or PETG), there are no qualities associated with that tag. What you need to do is create them for Cura to be able to slice with the custom material. These files are located in `/Applications/Ultimaker\ Cura.app/Contents/Resources/resources/quality`, and each printer has it's own sub-directory. For my printer (ender 3), it is `creality/base` so the full path is `/Applications/Ultimaker\ Cura.app/Contents/Resources/resources/quality/creality/base`. This fold
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  45. I solved it. It seems to be some kind of compatabilty failure. Go to c:\Program files\Ultimaker cura 4.0 or the 3.6 version open it and right click cura.exe choose properties and choose the compatibility tab, check the box in the compatabilty section (run this program in compatability modus for) choose eigther windows 7 or 8 Click the use button below and ok. In my case Cura started without problems. Good luck (I also run it on a windows 10 Pro 64bit version)
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  46. This is a Tractrix horn that I constructed with Fusion 360 (imported calculated data) and printed with Cura on my UM3. At the back side of the horn a tweeter is going to be mounted and the whole stuff will become part of a stereo audio system (I made two of them for a friend of mine who is an audio fanatic). Material: Ice PLA, colour "Glamorous Gold", printed with 0.8 nozzle and some PVA support.
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  47. Great! Thanks for keeping us posted/updated @Daid ?
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  48. Update on this one. We've found the problem related to abort and too much or too little priming in the next print. We're still working on the proper fix, as it's a complex interaction of motion being aborted while the rest of the system is continuing with movements to abort the print. All this causes filament positions to be out of sync and thus the large amount of priming later on.
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  49. As I understand it, the measurements are taken from the nozzle and is the distance to the farthest point of the entire print head: X min: measured in the negative x direction Y min: measured in the negative Y direction X max: measured in the positive X direction Y max: measured in the positive Y direction The Gantry height is the lowest point on the rails in which the extruder assembly rides to the print bed when the nozzle is at height Z=0 Hope this helps
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