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  1. Thanks you. After some tests, trials and errors, I can now print whit the accuracy I need ! The settings I use are the one above with jerks at 20, retraction at every layers. I use the engineer profile at 1.5. Now my prints don't expand. The settings that help is Horizontal Expansion : -0.16 (For Ultimaker PLA Tough and Ultimaker PLA) Hope it help others as well. I got scared for a while, but the problem was the guy in front of the printer not the machine.
    3 points
  2. That fixed it. It is now printing, and well too 🙂 🙂 🙂
    2 points
  3. Your start gcode does not include any commands to heat up your extruder or your bed. Cura sees this, and tries to help you by adding a heatup sequence before your start gcode. This is handy, but not flexible. Here's a sequence that first heats up the bed and hotend, but uses the "standby temperature" that is low enough that no oozing will happen. Then it does the leveling, before heating the hotend all the way up in time for priming. ``` M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z100.00 E5000.00 ;Setup machine max acceleration M203 X500.00 Y500.00 Z10.00 E50.00 ;Setup machine max feedrate M204 P500.0
    2 points
  4. 🙂 - let's better say it was a mix of a lot of options in Cura with difficult requirements. Thanks for the feedback, and happy that it is now working for you!
    2 points
  5. Did you re-slice the model and try to print the new Gcode file - or did you run the previous Gcode that worked? Within the printer under Control / Filament make sure "E in mm³" is "Off". Looking at W1_underextrude.gcode in line 4 it says it uses 20.868m of filament. Dumping the file into AutoCad I come up with 505720.78mm of extrusion and a total E of 20.89mm. So that's whats going on in the Gcode file. With an initial layer height of .2, a layer height of .25, and a line width of .4 and doing some math (sorry grNadpa) then layer 1 is 16020.78mm extrusion
    2 points
  6. Yes, I got the same problems, and only now found the solution. Just change the thickness of the filament from 2.85 to 1.75 in the settings. Of course it would help only if u use 1.75 mm filament.
    2 points
  7. I generally respond to those pings, although I don't track issues on the forum itself. If you seek to modify the layer heights, look for the buildLayersWithHeight function of the Slicer class: https://github.com/Ultimaker/CuraEngine/blob/51ee4b7adf6dfd112241cdf3fd5681e87cf6370c/src/slicer.cpp#L929 In this function it determines the Z coordinate of each layer, either by calculating from the layer height and initial layer height, or by asking the AdaptiveLayer class.
    2 points
  8. /facepalm Thank you good sir, I was certain there had to be an option for it somewhere, but for the life of me i couldn't find it yesterday lol. Was already doing the manual rename, but forget every now and then. Interesting to know, thank you again. Cheers Nallath, I went and found a plugin by fieldOfView (aka ahoeben on forum ?) called "Custom Printjob Naming" that works precisely as advertised.
    2 points
  9. You would need to use a Brim for the model but then you could use "Enable support brim" to give the supports a wider base.
    1 point
  10. It can always happen that a specific feature is not self explaining for everyone and that someone cannot understand how it works. The good news are, that Ultimaker has a good documentation on their website which explains it deeper: https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013370140-How-to-adjust-print-settings-of-a-part-of-my-model-in-Ultimaker-Cura So everything is available, just not as a popping up tooltip that says, "Hey, I think you need some assistance using a feature I am guessing you want to use, let me guide you to the documentation...."
    1 point
  11. 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
  12. Ok. Semantics is it. Well I don't like "modifier meshes". How about something exciting like "Variable Density Augmenters" or "Internal Structure Adjusters" or the ever popular "Inside Topography Transformer Thingies"?
    1 point
  13. Ja sollte genauso gehen, mit dem Command sendgcode schickst du einfach alles zum Drucker was du sonst mit Pronterface machst.
    1 point
  14. Du kannst den Developer Mode enabled, dann mit ssh verbinden und dort dann den gcode eingeben. Du nimmst als User/Pwd ultimaker/ultimaker und schickst dann die Kommandos so ab: sendgcode G1 blablabla
    1 point
  15. The newer firmware works with weak spring and with stiff spring. Replacing the spring is not necessary, but feel free to do so. The behavior you describe is of course not how it should be. You may want to reach out to your reseller, they will be able to help you. How is your bed positioned? I always make sure the bottom of the glass plate is slightly (0.5mm or so) higher than the top of the alu at the front. The screw on the back must be adjusted so that the bed is parallel to the gantry (I do that by manually raising the bed, and then manually move the printhead from front to back
    1 point
  16. Github is the place to do feature requests: https://github.com/ultimaker/cura/issues
    1 point
  17. @AnnaAnimus - in Cura just above all the settings type "temp" in the search box. standby temp is not visible unless you have at least 2 extruders enabled. The temp is set I think in your profile. So maybe just manually put a lower temp in there. 150C for PLA might work well. If the filament curls and hits the nozzle it indicates you could use a cleaning (cold pulls - look it up). Maybe using a hypodermic scraping the inside of the nozzle tip. But sometimes you get curling even when the amount of cleaning needed is pretty minor and at the same time very hard to get
    1 point
  18. Sorry, I mixed up some heatup commands. If you copy/pasted the code before now, please do so again.
    1 point
  19. How many steps/mm do you have for the Z axis? How far is it moving the Z axis from first to second layer? What level of substepping do you have? What is the feedrate (F command) when it moves the Z axis? (maybe paste here the exact gcode that has the Z position and the nearest F command before that and everything between).
    1 point
  20. Hi Chris, Thanks for engaging the Engineers to review the logs. From your note, the printer lost connection with the NTP servers (potentially a network connectivity issue) which then caused the Digital Factory certificates (which are time sensitive) to be invalid. To resolve the issue I performed a Digital Factory reset from the menu and removed/added the printer back in Cura which resolved the issue. Thanks again Chris and the Engineers for looking into my issue. I am able to print and complete my jobs! I appreciate it!
    1 point
  21. I have had some success (depending on part geometry) using support blockers. Set "Per Model Settings | Modify settings for Overlaps" differently for the blocker. You can add walls or change the infill density to 100%. I suppose you could bring in a 2nd custom shaped model and use it as the blocker. I haven't had to do that yet but off the top of my head it sounds like it should work.
    1 point
  22. You can change the theme in the Cura configuration. There is a light and a dark colorblind theme too there.
    1 point
  23. Have you tried to clean the nozzle with some hot/cold pulls? How old is your TFM coupler, does it look bad?
    1 point
  24. You can create a backup by going to extensions - > backups. On the new machine you can just restore the backup.
    1 point
  25. Please report such issues on the GitHub site of Cura. https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues
    1 point
  26. I updated Cura to version 4.7.1 and was immediately able to login to my Ultimaker account, so I thought this issue was fixed. But I just tried logging in again, and I have the same problems as before.
    1 point
  27. Thanks for the kind words!!. Im putting all my stuff up there. Just lookup cloakfiend on patreon! There is only one. Not sure i can post links here! Let me know if you still cant find it!
    1 point
  28. This model is one of my own. But its in my patreon if you really wanted it! I've cleaned it up a bit since these were taken.
    1 point
  29. @Arnookie I wouldn't have thought to install 4.6.1 without your post. Thank you. I had the same move-to-4.7.0 experience but assumed it was that my object was too small or that I had fouled my extruder. Installing 4.6.1 gave me a much cleaner result. Thank you.
    1 point
  30. The sensors would need to be present and the firmware would need to be able to translate each sensor and likely be sophisticated enough to make a decision about what to do. The printer would need to be networked and have an address book of destinations to send the notification to, as well as internet access or a phone line of some sort. The destination hardware and software would need to be constantly monitoring for messages from the printer. Once the printer decided that a particular malfunction at a sensor (let's say the "spaghetti sensor") needed to go out, it could send a tex
    1 point
  31. I agree with that. In my company we track the usage of filament per Person and Project. If you forget to write it down straight after slicing it's often more complicated then it should be to figure out how much filament you used for these models
    1 point
  32. While waiting for my post to be approved it looks like I might have found the solution. It seems the default travel jerk setting in Cura is too high for an Ender 3 Pro. I've reduced it to 10mm/s and everything so far is much smoother.
    1 point
  33. @BugMeYetAgain - it's important to have both files - the content and the signature file - on the USB.
    1 point
  34. I think you might have a corrupt USB stick or download is most likely but your firmware is quite old so you might want to use the recovery image to cleanly install the version you want. have a look here: https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011587199?download=%2Fen%2Fresources%2F23129-updating-the-firmware and alternatively you can get https://software.ultimaker.com/releases/firmware/stable/5.2.11.20190503/recovery-5.2.11.20190503.img and follow this guide https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/20024-recovering-a-bricked-um3/?do=findComment&comment=19989
    1 point
  35. There's a couple of things to check to start--during the active leveling process is your second Print Core moving up and down with the lift switch as it should? If it doesn't you will get an active leveling error. The other thing is to check your manual leveling--if the build plate is too high it will error out as well. You want the heated metal plate to be about level with the center lip on the base plate; I have photos and a video here.
    1 point
  36. Hey. Recently I was printing some gears. I've found the location of the Z-seam* affecting the smoothness of the gears, which is important to me. So much so that I will manually edit the g-code to move it where I deem necessary, after trying my hardest to let Cura place them in inside corners. The one thing I've found a bit annoying though is that it is cumbersome to check every layer, using the toolpath animation to check the start/seams. I noticed Slic3r has an option to show these, but I prefer Cura anyway.. So I thought maybe I could develop a plugin that does this, after not fi
    1 point
  37. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4544757
    1 point
  38. Hi, You can send an account recovery request to the Ultimaker support team via https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/requests/new. Chris
    1 point
  39. You will not only have problems with long filenames, when a filename starts with _ (underscore) the file will not show up on the display!
    1 point
  40. In the Export Dialog Box choose "Keep Settings Unchanged" from the drop down list. The settings that will be used on your model are then those you have established under Custom in SolidWorks. For instance, here are mine: Hope this helps.
    1 point
  41. There is also a plugin in the marketplace that allows for more control of the prefixes.
    1 point
  42. Unthick "add machine prefix to job name" in preferences... or manualy rename each file before saving 😉
    1 point
  43. If you use the printer normally, through menus and such there is no difference in developer mode. You are fine. But if you ssh into the printer and start editing files then all bets are off. As far as sendgcode breaking something - it's almost impossible. But I suppose if you are clever enough you *might* be able to break something. I can't think of anything though. The printer has temp limits to keep you from going too hot and the steppers are not strong enough to break anything. A bigger issue for some people - if your printer is out on the internet th
    1 point
  44. Hi guys, After years of following the evolution of the mark2 project, I finally got my hands on relatively cheap second-hand Ultimaker 2 (non plus that wasn't in the best shape to be honest) and did the upgrade a week after receiving the machine! As a UMO veteran - not even the Ulticontroller was around when I first got my machine xD- I am super amazed how well the mark2 does! While I have been playing around with the original dual extrusion upgrade, I must say that the mark2 is lightyears ahead in every concern!! I created a magnetic head for my e3d-hotend that I'll be sharing
    1 point
  45. Thank you gr5. I will pursue your suggestions and report back. Best, Ryan
    1 point
  46. Open %APPDATA%\cura\4.7\cura.cfg in a texteditor (eg notepad). In the [general] section, remove the lines starting with window_left and window_right Save the file and try starting Cura again. If that worked, go into the General preferences and uncheck the option to "Restore window position on start".
    1 point
  47. I have created a plugin that lets Cura access HID mouse devices such as the 3Dconnexion Spacemouse. It's called RawMouse because the plugin interfaces directly to the raw device without the aid/hinderance of an operating system driver. It's not a sophisticated all-singing, all-dancing interface, it simply converts the HID mouse commands into the equivalent 2D mouse commands. It has been (vaguely) tested on Linux and Windows 10 and it should also function on MacOS (10.13 upwards). For a quick install, unzip the latest RawMouse.zip from https://github.com/smartavionics/
    1 point
  48. Yes, it is the same firmware - currently 5.2.11.
    1 point
  49. Is there anyone has setup details for Creatbot F430 on Cura 4.3 ? Thanks
    1 point
  50. Can you clarify what you mean about calibrating the printhead? Are you looking to check the alignment of your axles and check for play? I've got a guide here. Bowden tube and couplers are the top things I usually replace. With that much runtime on the belts though, you may want to replace those as well. I usually find they need it between about 3k and 4k print hours depending on the printing environment. I've got a guide for that here. If you're seeing a lot of black dust building up on top of your XY motors or the belts have gotten noisy, it's time to replace them.
    1 point
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