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  1. 9 points
    I am quite proud to announce that sometime this morning, someone was the 1,000,000th to download one of my plugins from the Marketplace! To celebrate, all my Cura plugins will be available today for the very special price of FREE! (oh, wait, they always are 😉). As always, some exciting updates are coming up.
  2. 5 points
    Ultimaker Cura has hundreds of configurable slicing settings in custom mode. If you mouse hover over a particular setting, a description of what the setting does will appear. You can also search for a particular setting using the search bar to get what you need quickly and easily. In an upcoming release, we've also made each setting's description searchable for more ease-of-use. @ghostkeeper has also made a plugin that you can download from the Ultimaker Marketplace that adds even more description to each setting. BUT: Are there settings names in Cura that you find confusing? Maybe"Spiralize Outer Contour" might be clearer to users if we added "A.K.A. Vase Mode" - Maybe you'd like to see more detailed descriptions for each setting? - Maybe you'd like to see some settings in a different category? - Maybe you'd like to see a completely new category? Give us your feedback in this thread and we'll consider it for future releases.
  3. 4 points
    Hello there, do you also love Cura but sometimes get lost in all its beautiful settings? In our knowledgebase on Ultimaker.com we have dedicated many articles explaining how those settings work. So if you find yourself wondering how a certain setting works or if you just want to learn more about what Cura can do, visit this link; Cura settings explained. We put a lot of effort in writing these guides so let us know what you think! Looking forward to hear from you!
  4. 4 points
    Thank you for your many contributions. Cura would only be half as good as it is today without your plugins and the rest of the code. Please continue to surprise us with new ideas and plugins.
  5. 3 points
    That sounds like an "Extension" type of plugin: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Uranium/wiki/Plugin-Types#extentions An example can be found here: https://github.com/Ultimaker/UraniumExampleExtensionPlugin It also sounds similar to this plugin, but you'll have to update it a little before it will work in Cura 4.6: https://github.com/zoff99/ElectricPrintCostCalculator At the very least you would have to update the api in plugin.json from 4 to 7, but you also have to change from Preferences.getInstance() to CuraApplication.getInstance().getPreferences(), and there is likely more. See also the plugin documentation for Uranium, the framework Cura is built on: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Uranium/wiki/Creating-plugins Here are some more basic examples: https://github.com/Ultimaker?q=example
  6. 3 points
    thanks anthrix for your findings! to take things a little bit further, i did some work lately on this particular topic, and these are my findings so far: 1. have some freewheeling diodes added to the PWM outputs of the SKR V1.4 to avoid overvoltage damage to the output MOSFETs: bigtreetech-skr-v1-4-turbo-freewheeling-diodes 2. also, do _not_ use smoothing capactors on PWM outputs. this is simply bad practice that puts a lot of extra stress on the MOSFETs. instead, use proper PWM settings in your MARLIN configuration. 3. TMC5160 drivers should have stealthchop enabled, but _disabled_ through the printer's config menu. this reduces noise of the steppers. 4. it took me quite some time to figure out the basic settings in MARLIN to make it cooperate with the skr1.4 and the UM2+. besides that, you need some extra hardware to properly connect the PT100 sensors and the hotend-fan to the board. see more details on my github: Marlin+SKR1.4+TMC5160+UM2plus
  7. 3 points
    Hello! You may have heard stories about glass plate having one side which brings you slightly better adhesion compared to the other side, or perhaps you have experienced this first hand yourself. Allow me to provide you with some background information and some instructions to figure out which side you should be printing on and which side you should use if you want to add an adhesion sheet. The difference is first introduced during production. When our glass plates are being made, near the end of the production line there is a hardening process. During the hardening process, the plates float on a layer of tin and are heated from above. This creates a difference between the two sides. There are two main factors that ensure good adhesion to the glass plate: wetting and flatness. Wetting is the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with a solid surface. Lower surface tension means better wetting. The non-tin side (i.e. upside during the hardening process) has a lower surface tension than the tin side. Therefore the non-tin side is recommended to print on. If the sticker that is on your glass plate fell off, you can do a simple small test to identify which side is which by placing a drop of water on both sides of the glass. (Not at the same time though). The non-tin side, the side you want to be printing on, is hydrophilic and the water disperses. On the tin side, the water will form a droplet (this side is hydrophobic). If you want to use an adhesion sheet, it is recommended to stick it to this side. Hope this helps! Let me know below if you have any further questions!
  8. 2 points
    I can only concur with previous posters! Sidebar and Octoprint plugins are a must for me, and thank you for all the help you provide us with on the forum(s). You are a 3D printing hero 😉
  9. 2 points
    And this is just with the "official" plugins but if you add also your other source code on Github it's certainly much more. Thank's a lot for your contribution. You are definitly a great source of inspiration.
  10. 2 points
    Hi, that preview looks normal, on the right side of the screen is a bar you need to drag the top of that bar down to view the lower layers as right now you are viewing the last layer (layer 349) so that is where the preview play button will play from. As you drag the right side bar down from the top you will see the layers below and can preview them.
  11. 2 points
    If you don't mind we'll leave this up in case anyone else has the exact same question. Note that in cura, in PREVIEW mode make sure moves are visible (checkbox) in "color scheme: line type"and there are 2 shades of blue. Blue moves are non-extruding moves. One shade is for retraction moves. That's a really good way to tell which are which very quickly. The rules for if a retraction happens is complicated so it's good that Cura shows you which are which.
  12. 2 points
    Why isn't there a simple link to an online shop for spare parts and other OEM bits & pieces? I'm having difficulty sourcing some replacement nozzles, that I'm confident will work with my machine (Ultimaker 2 plus).
  13. 2 points
    I agree with you, but I'm developer and this is the reason why I'm on beta. I have tried to report problem with Cura to help Unimaker developers. 😉
  14. 2 points
    this is the final setup of the SKR V1.4 Turbo in my UM2+ chassis. without white cover and extra fan being off, the TMC5160 drivers easily reached 60°C @ 28°C ambient temperature, causing a hard reset of the SKR approx. 90 min into the prints on three different occasions. hence, i opted for forced cooling of the SKR, using a 12 VDC fan (60x60x10), connected to the 5VDC output of the DCDC module. also tried a 12VDC impeller from a radeon graphics card, connected to 5VDC. air flow was massive, but torque noise was way too loud. a note of caution: the heatsinks that BTT supplies with the TMC5160 are utter BS. they actually fell off the MOSFETs when the temperature reached 60°C. the MOSFETs btw don't need any cooling at all, i've tested that. its just the TMC5160 heating up the driver modules and the MOSFETs. so, for now, i'd call this mod done, my UM2+ is running not really silently, but much more silent than with the original stepper drivers. especially the many case resonances and the utter screaming of the Z-axis are gonsky. the USB "pigtail" will get an upgrade with a panel-mount adapter that fits into the original aperture on the back of the printer. next thing to tackle with is the noise of the part fans. two points remain, though: 1. many comments on the TMC5160 say that there is no heatsink required. why is the TMC5160 running so hot in my configuration? can somebody confirm the temperature of the drivers? i mean, did anybody else really measure the temp of the drivers? 2. i'd would have expected the steppers to run "dead silent" on the TMC5160. in fact, there is still a well audible humming (but no whining), when the steppers are moving. what's your experience? SKR14_axial60_lid.stl SKR14_imp_cass.stl SKR14_pcb_base_V2b.stl
  15. 2 points
    So 3dsolex cores are 30W. Ultimaker cores (all the one's I've tested which I think is all of them) are 25W. You can change the heater to a 35W and it will work but it may oscillate a bit unless you also modify the PID values. I recommend sticking with 25W. They are "ceramic" heaters. I don't know what that means. The diameter is an even integral mm. I forget if it's 2mm, 3mm, or 4mm.
  16. 2 points
    Hi all, New firmware for the S5 and the S3 has been released today. In line with the change of mycloud to digitalfactory, you will see some branding changes, and some cloud feature improvements. You can read more about it in the blog. You can view the full release notes for the S5 here, and for the S3 here. If you want to download the .swu for a USB download, you can do that from this S5 page or this S3 page Thanks for your time!
  17. 2 points
    It's an issue with the module for USB Printing. Try going in to the Marketplace and turning it off. Worked for me.
  18. 2 points
    Note that we fixed the issue where the notification keeps popping up (CURA-7425), to be included in the next release.
  19. 2 points
    YES!!!! I finaly got the solution . The printing parameters are not define in the cura.po file but in fdmprinter.def.json.po so the catalog must be specified as : i18n_catalog = i18nCatalog("fdmprinter.def.json") from UM.i18n import i18nCatalog i18n_catalog = i18nCatalog("fdmprinter.def.json") #: fdmprinter.def.json # msgctxt "support_extruder_nr_layer_0 label" -> Context # msgid "First Layer Support Extruder" -> Key # msgstr "Extrudeuse de support de la première couche" -> translated text definition_key=key + " label" untranslated_label=stack.getProperty(key,"label") translated_label=i18n_catalog.i18nc(definition_key, untranslated_label)
  20. 2 points
    here you go. you need the base-plate and one set of 4 mounting tabs. two of those don't have holes, they are meant to be glued in place on the base-plate. for the two tabs with holes, you need two M3 brass inserts in the base plate and two M3 x 6 screws. (the rectangular cut-out was a q&d hack to make room for one of the Z-axis rods. the below stl has the corrected version with cut-out.) SKR14_Mounting_base.stl SKR14_Mounting_Tab_4pcs.stl
  21. 2 points
    Better to take a few min to start a print than to lose a print 10 hours in due to a bad first layer.
  22. 2 points
    Thanks y'all for the responses, these are all quite usefull tips. I know have the marlin source files so the editing can start. The goal is to integrate a filament flow sensor into my um3 3d printer. Once there are any updates, I'll let you know (but probably in another thread)
  23. 2 points
    This is link to files: Printhead
  24. 2 points
    I understand TheodorK has contacted us in the meantime via our support-system, via which we will share the requested files with him. If you also wish to receive the source code for the software for your Ultimaker 3, you can do this by requesting it via this link. Thank you @gr5, @tinkergnome and @neotko for your input!
  25. 2 points
    Ultimaker print cores are a consumable as a whole, they are not designed for replaceable nozzles. E3D-style nozzles (like from your link) will not fit anyway. Considering that you've probably already severely damaged the AA core with a single print from abrasive material, the price of the CC core looks perhaps a bit more attractive... 🙂 The (third-party) print cores from 3DSolex do have replaceable nozzles, but i have no personal experience with those.
  26. 2 points
    It's not using any QT environment variables for the fonts. Instead, it's using what is defined in the theme files. You can find them in the app image inside resources/themes/ The default one is cura-light and you chan change the fonts used in the theme.json file.
  27. 1 point
    I'm skeptical that it's temperature as with this smaller model it looks like it would have to change temperature very fast. But it's easy to check - watch the temperature on the UM2 while it is printing and make sure it doesn't vary by more than 4 degrees from coldest to hottest. So the other thing that happens when it is only printing the 2 towers is that the printer slows down. A LOT. Probably 1/3 the speed. Because of a feature called "minimum layer time". I bet if you drop the speed by 3X in Cura the quality will go up a lot.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Hi @cashlo, You may try to test your fan circuit J14 by installing the connector "led light" into J14, then try to start the fan using the advanced menu, if led light up and can be controlled your fan circuit is ok. The use of a digital scope in such a circuit is ok, but can sometimes mislead us. I ask this because the 5 V peak to peak might also be measured if you measure with ground as reference. If this is true, your circuit might be ok. Note well. This is just a practical way of testing this fan output, BUT do not try to use the light output (J15) for testing the fan's as there might be a fault in your fan wiring that might fry the other (the led) transistor as well. Thanks Torgeir
  30. 1 point
    Dat Ultibot tho... Edit: Vase mode? Oh, you mean Joris mode!
  31. 1 point
    Unless you've turned off active levelling, the printer will measure and take care of the height offset between the two cores. To be a bit pedantic, the UM3 can also use Breakaway. The material was launched before the S3 and S5 existed.
  32. 1 point
    Hello, I'm working on a plugin based on the CustomSupport plugin. But in this case I'm not creating a cube but a cylinder. I haven't any problem to get the right length ( from the picked point to the base) but I wanted to define the radius as a parameter in order to be able to customize this value. Is it possible to add a customized value ? or to get an existing value for this parameter Ie : support_conical_min_width ? Cylinder.zip
  33. 1 point
    It wasn't the standby temps causing the issue (they are ignored) it was a bug in the shared heater code. I will submit a fix to be included in a future UM Cura release. In the meantime, I will put the fix into my next Cura build if you care to use one of them. You can find my builds at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s43vqzmi4d2bqe2/AAADdYdSu9iwcKa0Knqgurm4a?dl=0 Please read the README.md file there before using. What system are you using?
  34. 1 point
    Is it possible to do math in the {} ? I notice there is width and depth of the print area, but that would be much more useful if I could somehow reference the center of the bed {machine_width/2} or {machine_depth/2}.... or if they would just add a reference for the {machine_width_center} {machine_depth_center}
  35. 1 point
    Hi, I just fried my original UM2+ mainboard (wanted to use a more stable power supply, but reversed the 24v polarity, stupidddddddd me) 😞 I can get a 'cloned' v2.1.4 mainboard for a reasonable price, but i stumbled on a v2.1.6 pcb which claims to have removable drivers. They bundle this v2.1.6 mainboard also with 5x TMC2208 drivers (they should be super quiet). I also see a little fan on top of the driver heatsink, which would be a plus. Does somebody has experiences with these v2.1.6 boards (in combination with the TMC2208 drivers)? Are they any good? See: https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/32835586263.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.676556cdThk2NH&algo_pvid=66b35798-c2a2-4241-bbc7-82ccb8a0ce61&algo_expid=66b35798-c2a2-4241-bbc7-82ccb8a0ce61-0&btsid=0ab6f81e15886122992508817e1324&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ Regards, Raymond
  36. 1 point
    thanks for the help and im sorry for calling its a shitty program as i said i was pissed at the moment and i should of not sent that msg wile i was mad
  37. 1 point
    Sans doute parce que la tête n'arrive pas dans le même sens quand elle vient du remplissage d'un plafond vers une paroi, ou réciproquement... Difficile à gérer! Attention a ne pas trop vouloir en faire avec une FDM: c'est la porte ouverte vers le burn-out!
  38. 1 point
    I understand that SketchUp is notoriously bad for creating models that have problems. Install the Cura Mesh Tools plugin from the marketplace and use that to check your model for watertightness.
  39. 1 point
    I so needed postfixes! Work great when both prefix and postfix are filled in settings. However when you leave the Prefix empty, everything in postfix settings is ignored and the printername is added to prefix. In order to get just postfix I have to add dummy character in prefix. Is there way to leave prefix empty?
  40. 1 point
    The SDK versions determine which versions of Cura your package will be compatible with. It goes like this: (SDK|Cura version) 5.0.0 | 3.5.0+ 6.0.0 | 4.0.0+ 6.1.0 | 4.1.0+ 6.2.0 | 4.2.0+ 6.3.0 | 4.3.0+ 7.0.0 | 4.4.0+ 7.1.0 | 4.5.0+ 7.2.0 | 4.6.0+ EDIT: just found a bug in our forum I think 😄
  41. 1 point
    Reduce the Minimum layer time.
  42. 1 point
    In your photo the progress bars appear to be infinitely thin. Infinitely thin is the same as air. Am I making sense to you? 1) What cad software are you using? 2) Make sure the progress bars are at least as thick as your nozzle width X 2. Or you can go a bit thinner if in cura you check the box "print thin walls". But cura will never print infinitely thin walls. So make sure your walls have a thickness. Cura has an amazing plugin to test your model to see if something is wrong with it and can repair a very few of the many potential problems: In the upper right corner of Cura click "marketplace" and make sure you are on the "plugins" tab and install "Mesh Tools". Then restart Cura. Now right click on your model, choose "mesh tools" and first choose "check mesh", then "fix model normals" and "fix simple holes" to see if that helps. Cura doesn't fix most issues so...
  43. 1 point
    You could try with CuraSceneNode.setOutsideBuildArea(True), but as soon as you change the scene Cura will notice that the node is not actually outside the build area and "reenable" it.
  44. 1 point
    Hello! Many people turn to podcasts to change lonely commutes into enriching journeys and fill isolated moments during the day with inspirational and colourful stories. We have many stories to tell and interesting topics to explore, and we want to do this with you! Talking Additive is the 3D printing podcast where we explore the impact of additive manufacturing with business innovators. The show is hosted by Matt Griffin and brought to you by Ultimaker. Today we launch our channel with 3 compelling episodes, and we will add new episodes every 2 weeks on Tuesday. They’re available on TalkingAdditive.com and major podcast directories, such as Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and TuneIn. Episode 1: The 3 stages of adopting additive, with Matthew Forrester, L’Oréal Episode 2: Application-driven materials, with Danielle Glasbergen-Benning, DSM Episode 3: The future of manufacturing Episode 4: Roadmaps for 3D printing in education Episode 5: Materials compounding and future of FFF materials, with Thomas Collet, LEHVOSS Group Episode 6: AM in the defense industry and STEM education, with CAPT Brad Baker, US Naval Academy Episode 7: Motion plastics: unlocking new functionality for 3D printed parts, with Niklas Eutebach, Igus Episode 8: 3D printing in the food and beverages industry Episode 1: In our first episode, we visit L’Oréal headquarters in Clichy, France to sit down with Matthew Forrester, the company’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Manager. This week, he tells us about the three stages of adopting additive manufacturing: prototyping, plants, and production. You can find it here. Episode 2: Danielle Glasbergen-Benning is an Application Development Specialist for DSM Additive Manufacturing. This week, Danielle explains the process of translating application needs into material solutions, with insight into recent cutting-edge projects made possible by their portfolio of materials, which are available for open platform professional 3D printers. You can find this episode here. Episode 3: In our third episode, Ultimaker’s team shares insight into the evolving role of FFF 3D printing, both in manufacturing and design. Our guests from Ultimaker include: Paul Heiden, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Merijn Neeleman, Portfolio Development Manager, Rohit Jhamb, Director of Global Research and Analytics. In this interview, they discuss the role of additive in LEAN manufacturing, digital distributed manufacturing, the future of the supply chain, and how production processes evolve when companies adopt 3D printing in their product development and fulfilment pipelines. You can find the third episode here. Episode 4: In this episode, we speak with educators about how adopting additive manufacturing has changed the ways we learn, overcome challenges, and innovate within education. We speak with: Tim Pula from Spark!Lab at the Smithsonian, Melodie Yashar from SEAarch+, Glenn Walters from UNC Chapel Hill You can find the full fourth episode here. Episode 5: In our podcast’s new episode, we speak with Thomas Collet from LEHVOSS Group about FFF 3D printing materials and how they are shaped through compounding. Thomas gives insight into the role of certified materials in empowering engineers and designers to achieve more from the parts that they design and execute through additive manufacturing strategies such as FFF and SLS. You can find the fifth episode here Episode 6: In this episode, CAPT Baker speaks with Matt Griffin about the role of FFF technology at the US Naval Academy in preparing students for future careers in the military and engineering fields, where additive manufacturing technology is quickly becoming widespread. You can find the full sixth episode here Episode 7: This week Niklas talks about the role of Additive Manufacturing in Igus, and how their motion plastic filaments bring greater functionality to moving parts in 3D printing. You can find the seventh episode right here Episode 8: In this episode we speak about how additive manufacturing has already transformed the Food & Beverage sector, and discuss the impact it will have in the future. We speak with 3 guests; Ultimaker application engineer Jeremy Evers, AM consultant (and our very own community expert) @SteveCox3D and writer and consultant Joris Peels. You can find the eight episode here Interested in the full story? You can find all the podcasts and more here Enjoy our content? Subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode. Happy listening!!
  45. 1 point
    Hi both - it is now April 2020 and I currently have this issue despite it being "fixed". Just got an Ender 3 Pro a few weeks ago and right from the get-go, Cura has been showing this for many of my settings causing them to not display in my settings list even if they are checked. I tried re-adding printer profile, etc. Printer is not connected to PC, I just use SD card. Anyone have any new solution?
  46. 1 point
    As suggested from another user even a picture every 30 seconds or a minute might help. Right now I'm working from home (Coronavirus pandemic) and managing our UM3 at my company through Ultimaker Cloud. Being able to monitor the print through the camera would be a life saver.
  47. 1 point
    OK I found a solution/hack: I cura under "Build Plate Adhesion" add a "Skirt" using the extruder you want to have for the textlayer. This material will be printed first for the skirt and therefore first for your textlayer.
  48. 1 point
    hello classmates I want to show my recent work, a design and manufacture of the ultimaker 3 closing printer manufactured in the best acrylic, with the maintenance system of the liver pressure and the ionizer, it also has double top opening and touch screen for Control of the application on black background. I hope you like me
  49. 1 point
    Has there been any progress on this front??
  50. 1 point
    Oh well, figured it out, just going to have to embrace the metric system and learn to love it.
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