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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. Hi all, We've released a new patch upgrade to firmware 5.8.0 today. All Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker S3's will be able to upgrade, but the main added value is for the S5-Pro Bundle. You can read the full release notes here. Notably though, I would like to highlight the following: Unload button on screen. With firmware 5.8.0, a new feature was introduced whereby after a print filament was parked above the printhead, before subsequently retracting to the Material Station. This occurred on a timer. We have now added an unload material functionality on the display of th
    3 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. @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
  15. 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
  16. I created many plugins for Cura, and also created BLACKBELT Cura to support belt-style printers. What would you like to customize?
    2 points
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Just finished my DXU mod (of course with some modifications 😉) and thought you might appreciate some photos of it:
    2 points
  22. This plugin should be now available via the Market place.
    2 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Do you have any network drives configured on your machine? We've recently had someone else report an issue where having the X: drive unreachable would result in a very long boot time.
    2 points
  26. Hi fodskammel, You can find those washers at RS Components AS in Denmark. Here's three variants of Stainless Steel. Good luck. Hilsen Torgeir
    2 points
  27. Well if you want to pay for Cura, feel free to sponsor my work on it as a 3rd party contributor to the project: https://github.com/sponsors/fieldOfView/
    2 points
  28. 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:
    2 points
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  30. I think you forgot to update the maximum_cura_version in plugin.json to work with Cura 4.8 beta. After changing 4.7 to 4.8 the plugin is working, but I have to test it deeply.
    1 point
  31. It is the same as PLA, so I would not use it for a lamp. https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/360010175560/TDS_Tough_PLA_RB-en.pdf
    1 point
  32. Maybe one more thing you should consider - the E2 uses 1.75mm filament. I have one printer which uses also 1.75 filament and it is terrible to have both filament sizes on stock, I really hate it and I probably will sell the 1.75 printer again for that reason. So if you use a lot of different materials you should really think about it.
    1 point
  33. 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.
    1 point
  34. 10 feet of filament left on a roll isn't good for anything except testing. But it comes in real handy for testing. So before I ran out of filament - My Bottom line - .6 line width looks really good. (but I couldn't maintain 50mm/sec and had to run at 90%). With coasting on - Z seams were ugly. Line width of .36 for the walls - OK but Z seams weren't a lot better. This shot is with line width at .4 and you can see that there are mesh moves to fill the gap between the 2 outer walls. This is with the line width at .36. Cura can now use a
    1 point
  35. salut adelie apres avoir essayer plusieurs scanners, je suis personnellement tres content du david sls3 scanner a lumiere structuree. un conseil il faut eviter si possible les scanners avec des cables partout qui genent pour tourner autour de la piece a scanner. pour ce qui est de pas cher, si tu a un bon appareil photo numerique,la photogrametrie est une solution qui marche assez bien. il y a pas de secrets, un scanner qui offre de multiple possibilités ,en terme de precision ou de qualite, coute cher, certains scanner bas de gamme manquent de resolution ,il faut aussi p
    1 point
  36. Je plaisante, j'ai longtemps utilisé SketchUp avant de passer a 123D Design...😁
    1 point
  37. Have you visually inspected the white collets that you stick the bowden tube into? It should have 4 small metal blades that pierce into the bowden tube and hold it in its place. It is possible that perhaps yours are bent, or perhaps not all 4 are present? I would get in touch with a local reseller and see if you can purchase a few of those white collets.
    1 point
  38. Ich glaube, entweder werden meine Augen schlechter, oder der Monitor... Ich sehe auf den Fotos keine gravierenden Unterschiede? 🤷‍♂️ XY-Kalibierung ist nur für Dual-Drucke relevant - dein Beispiel ist doch aber durchgängig mit einem Printcore gedruckt, oder? Rechts in der Ecke könnte der "Z-Seam" sein und dann kommen vielleicht noch "Leerfahrten" dazu (je nach "Combing-Mode"). Beides würde man in der GCode-Vorschau sehen. Kannst Du die zugehörige gcode-Datei mal herzeigen? (unter der Annahme, die Datei wurde mit Cura erstellt) Oder hast Du die Mög
    1 point
  39. We've found a bug in the "print one at a time" feature if there was a preceding print, in that case only the footprint of the previous print is used, not the whole buildplate as it should have been, this was fixed in version 5.8.1 in that case there is also a workaround by turning the printer off before starting the one-at-a-time print. We've further added error reporting to that warning (as well as a lot of other warnings). so that we can monitor occurrences and fix the issues.
    1 point
  40. "print over cloud" is only available when: 1) you have actively connected your printer to the cloud (via https://digitalfactory.ultimaker.com). 2) the printer cannot be found by Cura on the local network (which is always the preferred networking route). So this is a pretty active opt-in. The reason we're doing more and more via the cloud however is to actually prevent issues with local networking, which are very common due to the many different LAN setups our users have. If you're worried about security or privacy, I can refer you to our support section about this
    1 point
  41. We are having the same issue, unable to unload material. We've reverted back to the previous firmware. I do want to stress that we are really grateful for this new feature, as we are often repeating prints of short duration, with the same filament. It will cut back on time a lot. Can't wait for versions 5.8.1 🙂
    1 point
  42. The latest version of S3D (4.1) as support for the S5 built in, but like @Smithy says it’s a little bit on the basic side next to using Cura and will only support the printer itself and that’s why I moved to Cura, only keep SSD for my flashforge printers as no working profiles for Cura. If you need a profile for older version of S3D, try this. This is working profiles for AA/AA cores and AA/BB cores. 0.4mm btw Download the attached file and unzip. Open Simplify3D, go to File > Import FFF Profile, and navigate to the saved profile. This will import the s
    1 point
  43. Ok. Problème d'interdiffusion lié à la rétraction, je m'explique. La pièce à cassé au niveau d'une couche et c'est la première couche ou tu as de la rétraction sur ton objet car les pales ne sont pas contiguës. Si tu as trop de rétraction, il n'y a pas assez de filament qui se dépose sur la couche précédente et donc elles ne pourront pas correctement fusionner entre elle. Une température d'extrusion pas assez élevée et/ou une température ambiante également pas assez élevée peuvent être également à l'origine du problème. Tu peux gérer également le temps minimum par couche qui permet
    1 point
  44. 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
    1 point
  45. I ordered the TMC2209 drivers from AliExpress. I think it will take some while till they will arive. In the meantime i flashed/programmed the Extruder TMC2208 driver into SpreadCycle. The filament loading is now working perfect 🙂 Here is a great video on how to program the TMC2208 into SpreadCycle using the OTP method: So, in conclusion: You can user this 2.1.6 UltiMainboard with the TMC2208 silent stepper drivers as a dropin replacement for the UM2, but you need to set the Extruder stepper into SpreadCycle mode. BTW: These are
    1 point
  46. The case gets weirder.. . Apparently, more S5 printers have the exact same problem. Someone on facebook printed it with my settings (.2) and had the same result: He said: print it at .15, that works .. and indeed: the only different about these two is layer height. This isn't normal...
    1 point
  47. I can confirm that if you configure the materials on the top bar, they seem to propagate. Having said that, the whole system of materials (and to a lessor extent the profiles) is very confusing to me. It is totally non intuitive. Even after spending a couple hours of trying to figure things out, I eventually decided to give up - maybe future versions will improve that aspect of Cura. This mini rant applies to multiple extruder setups - I had no problems with single extruder operation but then I never used the 'material' portion. What I did was to create custom profiles with the material u
    1 point
  48. Below where it says "marketplace" in black there is a bar/button thing you click on and something pops up beneath it. At the bottom of that box is a blue button that either says "custom" or "recommended" click on that until it says "recommended". Now hopefully it is visible. If not try entering the letter Z in the search box just above the quality bar.
    1 point
  49. I like PET and CPE+ my my PET stock are MadeSolid PET+ when I run it on my UM3, I started with CPE+ black (which I also like to print just the smell gets to me) and changed a few things. temp is at 250 but prints well on 245degC with bed of 80-85 degC enclosed. preferred off fans for functional parts but 1-10% fan for making it look pretty. Also print at a lower speed @250 degC dont go over 40mm/s (to start with see if starts to skip steps or clogs/nozzle. I would start with that but you need to experiment with the settings as I am not sure of 3DJakes' PETG composition. I think UM2 should be a
    1 point
  50. 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
    1 point
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