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  1. This took 23.5 days to print the base and another 2 days to print the female figure. For the second time.....The first time the fingers did not print well. This whole print used almost 2KG of material, so it feels like it has some heft. The design came about when I found a few Ziegfeld Follies girls. It became this; pseudo-art deco influenced fractals and practical modeling. Other view directions of the full piece. I used a variety of paints on this whole thing. I also tried out a couple of Stuart Semple's products. The hair w
    8 points
  2. A bit of nuance here; We are not all knowing or infallible. By all means ask questions as to why something is the way it is. If we can't explain why we did (or did not) do something it's a sign that something should be done. These kind of challenges are what improves things. There is value in the remarks of those that are experienced and those that are new, but they tend to be on different "levels" (eg; I don't really look at the features intended for novices and i'm unlikely to notice certain quirks of the interface because i'm too experienced!) Also, Cura does have variable layer height a
    3 points
  3. The version of Sidebar GUI with an undockable sidebar has been released on the Marketplace for your undocking pleasure.
    3 points
  4. Small two-story office building for model railroad. Pieces were built with both the S5 and the Prusa I3.
    3 points
  5. Hi guys. I have just updated to version 4.8 and the issue was solved. No idea but it worked. Thanks for all the help and for everyone to reach to me to offer me a slice version for my printer. As well thanks to @GregValiant and @Torgeir for the troubleshooting here. I am amazed by the wonderful community here!
    3 points
  6. It isn't the model per se (which is watertight), but it might be the way it was modeled. I was using .4 nozzle and line width, .2 layer height. All 3 images are layer 9. My only change was wall thickness. 2 then 3 then 4 loops. This is at 0.8 walls. The infill is into the door area. There are open rectangles throughout the wall. This is at 1.2 walls. The infill has retreated from the door. Note that the holes in the wall have turned into filled rectangles with the lines running at [0,90]. Subsequent layers cover the fancy rectangles. This one i
    3 points
  7. This software is free, was made by people working in their free time, and the source code is open and available to anyone who wants to take a look and help improve it, so please keep that in mind. Second, your problem is almost certainly due to arcs being disabled in your firmware. I'm guessing you upgraded your printer with a bed leveler, and flashed new firmware for that. I see lots of these firmware forks, and most of them have arcs disabled for creality printers due to limited program space. It's very easy to check to see if arcs are enabled within your printer's firmware by sendin
    3 points
  8. I am very much pro recycling and pro clean oceans. So it is good that this plastic garbage is collected. But that garbage collected from the oceans is a mix of ABS, PET, PP, HDPE, LDPE, PC, PS, PLA and other stuff. And it is partially broken down by sunlight, eaten by bacteria, contaminated with salt, bacteria, algae, sand, paint, paper labels,etc... There is no way you can make high-quality products from that in an economical way. To sort-out and purify this garbage, you would need to burn maybe 10x more oil than it takes to make new plastic from that oil. So I think t
    3 points
  9. It is 100% a visualization problem. If you have OctoPrint installed anywhere, I highly recommend using 'PrettyGcodeViewer' to look at these files. It uses a port of Marlin 2.0's arc interpolation algorithm, so you can be sure what you are see is what you will get. Barring that, Simplify 3d is the 2nd best viewer, though it also renders arcs with a relatively low resolution (think scad's facet setting if it is low). It is still very good. NCViewer.com is SO SO close to being great, but it does need a few tweaks, like ignoring some gcodes (it treats progress gcodes like arcs for some reason
    3 points
  10. (if I am not painfully obvious, this is intended as a joke)
    2 points
  11. What about the official "print core cleaning maintenance instructions": https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011652559-Print-core-cleaning-maintenance-schedule While you're at it - take a look at all other maintenance tasks too... 🙂 https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013135039-Maintenance-schedule-of-the-Ultimaker-S5
    2 points
  12. Paints usually belong in an eco-system: Acrylics with acrylics and solvent based with solvent based. Also, making sure what will bind, will bind well. Also there are brand based ecosystems. Also, usually you can paint acrylics on a good primer base and then solvent based on top of that will usually work. This allow me to paint with an acrylic primer and then paint with any solvent based paint. In this print I used only the paints with the same base properties (as well as a brand based eco-system). These paints are part of the Dupli-Color anodized paint series. They prov
    2 points
  13. Hi unfortunately I don't think this is possible. I can remember that someone asked the same question in the past and there was no solution for it.
    2 points
  14. You meant "curaengine.exe". Actually getting curaengine to slice with a full profile is not trivial, but can be done.
    2 points
  15. Hi @jeffroe, Did you really unplug the cooling fan and test? This is a must to do as the fan might create to much noise, even if the cables are located in the right place when fan is running.. This is something @fbrc8-erin learned us sometime ago. When the leveling process start, the program read the "capacity plus stray capacity" in the head. As long this capacity is within specs, the bed start ricing. At certain height the program expect to see that the capacity is increasing, but if this is not happen, the bed go to home position the process is aborted and signal an
    2 points
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  17. Good afternoon from frozen Ottawa! With apologies if this has been beaten to death. I've been reading the extensive threads on firmware issues. While likely very rare, considering the numbers of units in the wild, firmware failures are so disruptive to any sort of commercial process that, like many I suppose, I'm running a number of versions behind, simply because it is stable and I don't want to rock the boat. Of course running with obsolete firmware will only work so long before the point where I can't print what Cura outputs and may not be able to direc
    2 points
  18. another user that created an account just to acknowledge that this fixed the issue for me.
    2 points
  19. It is one of the reasons why we are changing our release schedule. We are going to work with a Stable and Latest channel. People who want latest and greatest can just stay on latest (about 8 releases per year) and always get updates. People who want more stability can choose "Stable". We will only release about 3 times a year to Stable and only with features that are already (previously) released to Latest. We are indeed spending more and more time on this issue. We do not only extensively test all releases with many different configurations (both hardware and firmware),
    2 points
  20. Just be careful putting them in the oven as an oven a low temps can fluctuate too much and overheat the spool. I tend to use the heat bed of the printer. A food dehydrator also works very well. If it is too dry then I would leave it out in open for a 4 or 5 hours and it would soften enough. But I live in 60+ humidity
    2 points
  21. Work in progress... https://github.com/5axes/Calibration-Shapes/wiki
    2 points
  22. Hi @rman45 I'm curious about the changes that are required to make your plugin work. If Ultimaker would implement those for you, we could maybe save you a lot of uncertainties. I'd also like to know which API you are referring to, that you want to use. To make absolutely sure; this is not a promise, I'm just curious what would need to be changed where. By the way: the 'Olimex' part, the software that runs on Debian, is closed source.
    2 points
  23. Because you told it so. You told it you have an Ultimaker S5 and named it Labists ET4. But naming it is just a label. Cura will use settings specific for the Ultimaker S5, which are wrong for your printer. In the Add Printer dialog, scroll down the list of printers and try finding one that is a better fit to your printer than the Ultimaker S5.
    2 points
  24. I have a nice system for these situations. It is powered by two of the printer stepper motors so they must function. It requires a table the same height as the window sill, and two pulleys (one to open the window and the other to drag the printer over the sill). The system was designed with PencilCAD so no translation software is necessary (though you will appreciate that Email won't work). There is one constraint regarding printer defenestration: A first floor window above a flower garden doesn't work well. A 10th floor window above a concrete parking lot is very satisfying (
    2 points
  25. 1) To share a project file go to menu "file" "save...". The resulting file contains not only your STL but the scaling, positioning. Also it has your machine (printer) settings, your material settings, your profile used, and settings that you overrode. Please post that here. 2) It's very hard to see in your photo to see what is infill and what isn't. There is a row across the top of the screen (PREPARE PREVIEW MONITOR). The next row down you have "color scheme" set to material color. Please change that to "line type" and then the different line types will be different colors a
    2 points
  26. That means they are enabled, so you should be good to go! If you are using OctoPrint, that will disconnect your printer, but that's expected, and causes no harm. Just reconnect and know that empty G2/G3 commands will NOT be generated by ArcWelder (unless there is a bug, lol). Just open the file and search for G2/G3 commands and see if there are any. If you are using OctoPrint, you might want to try out the beta version of the Arc Welder OctoPrint plugin (you can disable it later when you are comfortable). It has a firmware checker, will give you a ton of useful statistics yo
    2 points
  27. The biggest implication being that Ultimaker pays them to develop software for Ultimaker printers. The fact that it can also be used for other printers is a bonus. But any feature that does not directly benefit Ultimaker printers either has to come from community members like @burtoogle or me, or from printer manufacturers. The Ultimaker employees still take time to check and include these contributions, but at times they also have to reject features because it would take the project too far from what Ultimaker needs or it would take too much time in the future to maintain the feature in the c
    2 points
  28. I think this is what you want HERE. You copy and paste a bunch of lines from the log file (that you download), and paste it into your Machine Settings End-Gcode. It's an older file and you might have to cross-reference the keywords to make sure they are all included and that none have been deprecated (they are HERE). The plan is that when you generate a gcode file all the keywords get replaced by the actual values from the settings in Cura. I haven't used it (too much information) but it looks like it would be laid out nice and neat without all the newline characters that are in the pa
    2 points
  29. 2 points
  30. Testing junction deviation with linear advance and arc welder: First test: linear advance + junction deviation + arc welder + "G90 influences extruder" on. This caused the extruder to vibrate a lot on corners, with the XY movement almost completely stopping there. Gave up the print on the first layer afraid it could damage de extruder. Curved motion was smooth on the XY axis. Second test: linear advance + junction deviation + arc welder + "G90 influences extruder" off. Same. Maybe LA is causing the issue. Third test: junction deviation + arc wel
    2 points
  31. Also, @fieldOfView, I want to personally thank you again for fielding all these questions. I really appreciate all of the great work you do. I understand the sheer effort it takes, so I'm doubly thankful!
    2 points
  32. Working model of wind turbine for O scale model railroad. Stepper motor in base, vertical shaft, gears on top. The base uses the 'fuzzy skin' function of Cura. First time I have used that for a 'production' piece.
    2 points
  33. Disabling "Remove Empty First Layers" allowed to slice in mid-air.
    2 points
  34. Is there any method to do a complete image capture of the drive prior to an upgrade attempt? Kind of like a 'ghost' image used for quick OS replication and restoral? This would allow a worst-case roll-back to a known state.
    1 point
  35. You can send me money so it's no longer fee (and thus cheaper for you ;)) Free is more expensive is a bit of a silly statement. S3D can't do these things either and does cost money. I'm pretty sure that Cura is getting more investments in terms of development time than S3D is getting. But just because you're not the one paying, it doesn't mean that no-one is paying.
    1 point
  36. This has rotating arms that can be adjusted to stand against different TV or Monitor thickness while keeping the shelf horizontal. I made this cause I had no high place around the TV to put my router so top of the TV sounded like an ideal solution. If you find this design useful, you can download it from Thingiverse.
    1 point
  37. SOLVED: There is a bug.... In my first post I wrote a list of what I did to try and solves this. It seems they have fixed something in an update half way through my solving because the end result the bug is: With my Gcode, plus Flow Sensor unplugged and Flow Sensor disabled this errors shows. Also, with this exact Gcode on a different S5 with Flow Sensor disabled and unplugged it shows the same error. We have yet to identify what is wrong with my Gcode. With the Distributor's Gcode everything works fine and they were only able to get my Gcodes working if Flow sensor was plugged in
    1 point
  38. I've got some good news for you then; That isn't the case! If you merge models the origin is set to be the same. You could also just use 3mf / obj files, since those actually support multiple objects
    1 point
  39. CHEP did a video on this about a year ago. I'm not sure if newer versions of Cura affect the content...but here it is
    1 point
  40. Yes, that's the blue clip and white collet I meant. The hotend needs to be hot (around printing temperature for the filament), otherwise the material wil stop you from removing the bowdentube. You have to keep pressing the white collet down while gently - yet firmly - pulling the bowden tube out. Keep the hotend in a corner of the gantry in order to minimise the chance of the axes bending under the strain.
    1 point
  41. Well I'll be darned .... for some reason I didn't even think of these as towers <DOH!!>. Turning them off, certainly works. Thanks!! I should have asked the question 20 hours-of-trying ago.
    1 point
  42. What we want to do is show the 5 or 6 most used materials in the first list then you can click "show the rest" where you can dive deep and select an other. The idea is that in 80% of the time one only uses up to 5-6 materials. Yes, if you turn on the firewall you can only print via DF or USB (of course). Personally I prefer printing via cloud. It might sound strange, but it's faster for me? To sync materials you currently do need to disable the firewall, we are working on a alternative way of updating materials, but that will take some time.
    1 point
  43. Should be possible. The two materials are definitively compatible. An issue could be stringing of the TPU.
    1 point
  44. If you haven't found a solution yet, you may want to ask your customer to look more closely at their "export" options while in .iges format. My software (Keycreator) has an option to toggle weather the output iges file is in solids (water tight) or surfaces/sheet bodies. Maybe they have it set to sheet bodies by default and don't realize it?
    1 point
  45. I have no idea what you mean by "supports appearing in thin air". Can you please post a Cura screenshot showing the problem? Also rather than attach STL files, it's better to attach a project file. A project file will include your machine (printer) settings, your STL, the profile you used, the material profile you used, and the settings you chose to override. That way we can open your project file, hit slice and see exactly what you see. To create a project file do "file" "save...".
    1 point
  46. The Mesh Tools plugin from the Marketplace has this functionality.
    1 point
  47. The Ultimaker 2 family of printers know (and use by default) a gcode dialect named "Ultigcode". The idea is that the user selects the material on the printer instead of in the slicer, so a single gcode file could be printed with different materials. Effectively the start gcode and heating the bed and extruder are inserted on the fly by the printer firmware. The printer has to know if the current gcode file is using this Ultigcode dialect or normal Marlin, because it needs to know whether it needs to insert its start sequence. And it does so by looking at (only) the very first line
    1 point
  48. It could be that your wifi chip on that specific machine has issues? We literally have hundreds of S5's connected with wifi. Wifi is not as stable as ethernet of course, but it should work in most cases. What version of firmware are you using btw?
    1 point
  49. CC core received. The UM3 accepts it but warns it's not compatible with selected material (PLA), which seems strange but you just continue as normal. Cura on the otherhand, whilst it can see the CC 0.6 on the printer, doesn't allow you to select it (And playing around with a S3, the CC core is missing from the dropdown list when using custom settings). To fix this: 1. Rename/copy/backup the file ultimaker_s3_cc06.inst.cfg found in: /Applications/Ultimaker Cura.app/Contents/Resources/resources/variants (This is on a Mac) to ultimaker3_
    1 point
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