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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.
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  4. The stream URL is the same for UM3, S3, S5, so it is working.
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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. Hi y'all, I thought some people here might be interested in my latest 3D printer build. Several years a go I built a delta 3D printer that didn't work so well, had lots of slop and wasn't very rigid and had poor print quality. I was determined this time to make a much better printer and I think I did a pretty decent job on it. I made a short YouTube video showing a bit of the build: https://youtu.be/8EfwWAECTHE If you're interested in a more deep dive on how I built it you can find a detailed write-up on my blog: https://www.joshendyblog.net/big-3d-printer-b
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  8. That is not entirely correct I think. It mostly depends on if you buy an Ultimaker S5 R1 or R2, which was released early this year. The rational is that we wanted to compensate our users who bought an Ultimaker S5 with the promise of the aluminum bed. Obviously, as soon as it became painfully clear we weren't going to be able to realise that we removed it from all marketing assets. So everyone has an accurate understanding of what it is they are buying. When we Ultimaker S5 R2 was released, some time passed where it was stripped from all marketing assets so we felt the compensation was no long
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  9. Our first S5 (July 2019) came with one glass plate and a little card with a link to sign up for an Aluminum plate which I did and never got a response, I tried to contact Ultimaker directly and also received no answer. The reseller said I'm not eligible for a second glass plate even though I understand I should be. Our second S5 (Feb 2020) came with 2 glass plates in the box.
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  10. I am glad to hear that! Thanks for the feedback
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  11. Hard to tell from just the screenshots. Can you save a project? File -> Save as...
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  12. This happens (in all versions of Cura) because the bottom is not 100% flat. You can either fix the model, or move it down a fraction (into the buildplate): use the move tool and set the Z to -0.1.
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  13. I would expect values less than an ohm or so but as long as your meter sees a stable connection I would assume it's OK... it is fine to lay the printer on it's side. while printing with the printer on it's side is not recommended it does not matter to the electronics or the motors, etc. just be sure to work EMC safe.
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  14. when you unscrew the bottom of your printer there is another one of those big connectors, it's easy enough to find and only logically plugs in in that one place. But even if you measure them and the connections are all OK, there might only be a break when flexing the cable. You could clean the contacts (for instance with alcohol on a cotton swab) re-insert and see if that helps.
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  15. Understood. I'm keeping the faith for now as I know only too well the issues introducing and supporting new products.
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  16. @Bundle Thank you for your feedback. You explained to me that the situation you reported was for Ultimaker PLA, aborted while printing, based on the usual park position it was clearly higher up in the Bowden tube and the delay in extrusion for the following print was excessive (missed the skirt and started extruding already in the part section). It is indeed not expected that PLA creates a long tip after a print is aborted. It is one of the materials that creates the better deprime tips actually. Such delayed extrusion is not expected under normal circumstances. Sounds
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  17. It's a question of scale. It appears to be drawn in English units. When I scale it up to 2540% it doesn't fit my build plate. At 1270% it is a single wall piece and does slice at .4 line width. At 635% it doesn't slice because the walls are too thin for my line width of .4. Search around here for cookie cutters. There was another post by about them and as I recall an acceptable solution came up. One thing you can do is make the whole thing a solid piece, set Cura up with "0" infill, no bottom, and no top. Then you can adjust the wall thickness until you get something useful. I
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  18. Cleaning the nozzle is very important with PETG. Otherwise the filament will stick to the nozzle. In the case of larger parts, printing will then fail! For Cura / Experimental / Wipe please add these two options: 1. Additional cleaning at the start Should be executed after the "Start G-Code". 2. Additional cleaning at the end Should be executed before the "End G-Code". Thank you
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  19. 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.
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  20. In the Machine Settings (Preferences -> Printers -> Machine Settings), make sure the Heated bed option is checked.
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  21. Downloaded 5.8.2 and all appears ok. One question though-on aborting a print, the machine did a hot pull and then went through the cold pull as part of the abort/finish routine. This leaves the filament too far back in the Bowden tube with a long “tail” from the hot pull making me concerned about fully unloading the filament. I have had this occur twice. In one instance, I opted to retry the print but the core had lost its prime due to the extra retraction. Is this a new bug or have i just not noticed it before? Thanks
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  22. hi all, cant be bothered to hunt for this but a few people asking about settings theyve lost for great prints but still got their gcode... easiest way ive found is... make sure your cura is same version or updated one. open cura...goto preferences...profiles...import.. goto your saved gcode on usb stick hd or card and click it.. ok the import. click on the new profile youve imported highlight and activate it... its now fully loaded into print settings on right hand side.. you can alter , rename or just slice and print anything youve placed on table using
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  23. 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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  24. You see, Greg. It's even harder for me to communicate with you and perhaps, from time to time my words are harder than I wanted. But we can also do it in German. But also understand that I'm really not satisfied. With version 5.8.0 there was the possibility that the filaments are no longer pulled back that far. That was very good. At the same time, however, a basic function no longer worked. Namely the unloading of filaments. So how I should change the print core or replace a filament if I've wanted to insert a different color? Waiting for 2h every time? Why was this not foun
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  25. Thank you to everyone who helped.
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  26. 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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  27. Thank the gods it's not just me, I was about to head out for new glasses lol. Ok, first thing that looks like a possible explanation - The model pictured here appears to have its own internal walls that are thin thus requiring no infill. If you are expecting infill to go into the three hollow cross sections inside the outer shell, you will need to edit the model. If you can upload the STL, we can confirm by slicing and analyzing it ourselves. Edit : gods damn gr5, you are quick !!
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  28. So your walls - even in the main area are too thin for any infill. the model itself has no large solid areas. Am I being clear?
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  29. I think the pictures taken with the phone are actually slightly better.
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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. This is great. I'll give it a try. This forum is hands down the most productive one I visit, and threads like this are why. Cheers John
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  33. Could you also add the files that are called something like: ultimakersystem-ccbdd300129b.3.7.7.20201017.boot-0.log.gz? Those are the main log files. (the forum might complain about uploading them if so you can unzip them with tools like z7)
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  34. 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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  35. @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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  36. 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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  37. Is it so hard to implement that feature???
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  38. 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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  39. Are there any updates on thing topic? We are using a UM S5 and need to prevent people from accessing the Eventlog, Cura Connect etc. via the web UI. A simple password protection would do the job for us. Does anyone have a simple solution?
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  40. 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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  41. You could try using the 'line type' color scheme in preview mode instead.
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  42. I was running the first UM Nylon through my S5 + Material Station last night. When I came in this morning, the print was finished, but I had an ER63 message on the display. The Nylon had rewound, but was completely out of the Material Station feed tube (first time this has ever happened), like it rewound it too far. After looking online, I followed the directions to power off the S5 and Material Station. When I powered it back on, the Material Station kept trying to unload the material, then I would get an ER61. This happened several times before I finally completely disconnected the Mate
    1 point
  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
    1 point
  44. Coming back to this topic @SandervG I still haven't either heard anything nor recieved my second glass plate, could you please update ?
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  45. You're right (see this thread: https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/23706-disable-automatic-active-bed-levelling-for-ultimaker-s5)... that's bad, how on earth did UM get the idea that such behaviour (just not offering customers this option) would be acceptable? The more you know, the less appealing UM printers look. Apart from the easy-swap cores, of course.
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  46. 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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  47. 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:
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  48. Great! Thanks for keeping us posted/updated @Daid ?
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  49. 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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