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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. 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
  7. 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
    3 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
  29. Guys, if you just post a message that slicing is not working, what do you think who is able to help you. So, if you expect help from the community, write a new good post, explaining what is exactly not working, what you already have tried and if needed post some screenshots. Otherwise nobody is able to help. And @bivai it also doesn't help if you post in several threads, that you have a problem without explaining, so please stop that and open a new thread which explains your problem.
    2 points
  30. With the availability of the Cura 4.8 beta, it is time for a new version of SidebarGUI. This version adds the possibility to close/hide the sidebar, and fixes some minor bugs. When hidden, the sidebar collapses into a neat summary of the print settings and extruder configuration. Could you all please help me test this development snapshot with Cura 4.8 beta? It should also work on older versions of Cura, down to Cura 4.4. The official release in the Marketplace will be compatible with Cura 4.0 and newer. Download the file and drop it onto the Cura buildplate as if you
    1 point
  31. Hi Greg, I don't tell the supporters as hobbyists, but the firmware team and this is not an afront to this guys but the really truth. It couldn't be, that every firmware get a half step forward and several steps back. Not for a machine with this price. Every China hobby machine works proper than the actual S5 I think. And if I read in every firmware thread where a lot of problems where put in that the "Team Ultimaker" says that there will make a big effort for each new firmware for testing: Sorry, this is ridiculous. In every new firmware 1000 things doesn't work which worked be
    1 point
  32. please Ultimaker firmware guys, please give us this back! The nice thing about it is it stored its own offset data for each build plate... This means when using a 3rd party build plate- be it a spring steel, Gardoplate, PEI or whatever, it kept the data, and one could swap back to glass without any need to manually calibrate again. I have been using an spring steel PEI sheet from aliexpress for 2 months, and love it compared to glass.- why you guys don't offer something similar I don't understand. The fact that the firmware functionality was already there, a
    1 point
  33. 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
    1 point
  34. These screws were used before the S5 for the case and other covers. So 2 options, maybe the S5 uses this kind of screw for the bottom cover or it is a "blind passenger" 🙂 I would not worry about it, these screws (round or the new flat ones) are for cover and chassis and not for something important in the printer.
    1 point
  35. In case you want to stick with "UltiGCode": https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013127919
    1 point
  36. You're right! You can set the offset that the model has in the machine definition. If you add "platform_offset": [0, 0, -14], In the "metadata" of the definition, you can move the display location of the platform around.
    1 point
  37. Yes, I do it similarly: I push in the tube, then while I keep pushing on the tube, I lift the ring of the collet, and slide the horseshoe clip onto it. So it sits all the way down without any play. Never had tubes coming off. To make this easier, I made a custom horseshoe clip, so it doesn't keep falling when I try to handle it: It is old but still on my page (and then scroll down): https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/personeel/geert-keteleer/manuals/
    1 point
  38. Ich denke es liegt daran das die Düse nicht 100% Senkrecht ist. Hierdurch hat er eine andere Geometrie auf X und Y. Auf Y wird das Material unterhalb der Düse anders verteilt. Mit Micro-Swiss Stahldüsen habe ich das nicht so sichtbar. Die UM-Düsen sind Scharfkantiger. Normalerweise sieht man das auch nicht so stark. Mit PLA, Silber auf fine ist es am deutlichsten. Bei runden Konturen sehe ich das garnicht. Nur eine Theorie.
    1 point
  39. Are the estimations of the CuraEngine different or the actual print times on each printer? Be aware that different printers may be driven by different firmware (versions) with different limits for feed rate and acceleration. There's not only a default value for those things, but also a maximum. For example: for Marlin firmware take a look at gcodes M201 to M203. Are all printers in questions using the same motion system? (delta printers - e.g. - are a whole different topic regarding motion and speed calculations...) There are probably much more firmware settings to c
    1 point
  40. Sounds like the opposite problem. It sounds like @zuzanah has too many sides to his cylindrical polygons and you have too few. This would be a setting in tinkercad. Remember - too many polygons (thousands of edges in one circle of the cylinder) can make the printer slow down to a crawl. This article explains much more details: https://static.shoplightspeed.com/shops/608811/files/006831493/exporting-models-for-3d-printing.pdf [OOPS! THAT ARTICLE INCLUDES TINKERCAD AND ALSO OTHER CAD SOFTWARE - It doesn't say how to change export resolution in tinkercad]
    1 point
  41. Glad it worked! When you know FreeCad it makes no sense to learn another software when you are happy with it.
    1 point
  42. 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
  43. la solidité va dépendre de l'inter-diffusion de ton filament...
    1 point
  44. 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?
    1 point
  45. 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
  46. You could try using the 'line type' color scheme in preview mode instead.
    1 point
  47. Oddly, i had to go to the marketplace to install a plugin for printer settings ... but i still can't find printer settings!
    1 point
  48. Thanks & have fun (see attachment)! 😁 Horn_4_3_v5.stl.zip (right now the guy who I made them for is offering the speakers @ebay: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Lautsprecher-Visaton-Gradient-prof-entwickelter-DIY-Lautsprecher/123572160771)
    1 point
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