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IRobertI last won the day on December 27 2016

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  1. IRobertI

    design advice

    Have you considered using magnets? Makes for a very compact way of keeping it closed. But of course it depends on how secure the lid needs to be, you still need to be able to open it after all 🙂
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    Ultimaker Cura | a new interface

    Start Cura, don't load any models, swap over to "Preview". "Auto slicing" with a full progress bar will now show in the lower right indefinitely (or until you load a model). edit: Load a model, slice, delete it. Preview mode will still show the bar to scroll through the layers of the deleted model.
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    Ultimaker Cura | a new interface

    Eww, the sizing of the pics went a bit wonky, oh well. Also, another thing I would love to see is a scalable interface. My eyes are getting worse by the year and the tiny text on a high-res monitor is getting harder and harder to read. Something else that has been bugging me for a long time is how slooow the settings are to populate. I display all settings and use search a lot (because currently that's the easiest way to find settings) and when clearing out the filter box it takes way too long to get all the settings back again. Similar if you click to use support for example, it takes a few seconds for the settings to show up so you can change support extruder etc. More than once I've clicked and all the settings have shifted in position as the new settings are being loaded in causing me to change something I don't want to change.
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    Printcore not recognized

    I haven't tried cranking on the screw to see what happens so I'm not sure if that would be possible. In general the screws on an UM3 are tightened fairly "loosely". For the head it's 0.3Nm IIRC. Doesn't feel like something that would happen though unless there's very little margin for error for the spring fingers of the contacts in the head. I can't say I've had any customers with this particular problem so it's a bit difficult to diagnose without getting my hands on it to be honest.
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    Printcore not recognized

    Yeah, I think the cable would be my first suspect as well. And by cable I mean more the contact and/or the individual pins in case one of them has managed to work itself loose. It's unlikely you managed to damage both cores so I would probably rule that out. And it's not really possible to assemble the head with the print head board in the wrong position causing a bad connection. And from the sounds of it, it's happening when the print head is homed, when there's the most stress on the cable.
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    Multiple holes and layer skips within model - HELP

    Is this a solid model or is it a thin shell? I'm guessing that latter and that the shell is thin enough in some spots that Cura can't quite fit a full line width in there. It's also a good idea to look at the model in x-ray mode and look for any red spots that indicates issues with the model.
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    CPE / PETG terrible first layer & surface quality

    Have you tried letting it keep printing? How the first layer looks doesn't really matter in 99% of cases since it immediately gets hidden by the rest of the print. To me it looks like the first layer is slightly too close which causes some plastic to squeeze out on the side of the nozzle. I would try going back to defaults and letting a whole print complete (you can print something smaller obviously to not waste too much plastic) just to check if the other print issues stay or go away with the defaults.
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    Soluble Filament not sticking to bed

    PLA can usually by printed on a clean (squeaky clean) glass plate. Personally I tend to use glue as it can be a bit more forgiving because I'm lazy.
  9. IRobertI

    problem with second layer

    Unless I missed it you didn't mention what material you were using? Are you using a material that is sensitive to temperature and using a high fan speed on the second layer perhaps? Just a random thought.
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    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    Disagree all you want, the problem is that some companies NEED this functionality, it is just that simple. It's a question that has been popping up regularly since the UM3 was introduced.
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    Mailing list or forum for developers?

    Just make more accounts, easy. In the mean time I'll help by adding another one ("like" that is ).
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    UM2 + build plateis not stoping at he top

    Could it be that you've installed the UM2+ Extended firmware on your printer by mistake?
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    View print steps option

    You might also need to force windows to use your dedicated GPU for Cura. You can do that in the Nvidia control panel (right click desktop -> Nvidia control panel):
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    Additional cube model printed

    Another purpose of the tower is to make sure the nozzle is fully primed which may, or may not, make a difference depending on what and how you're trying to print.
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    Printing with no infill.

    I think the closest setting that would be helpful in this sort of situation is "Hollow out object" which will make the object hollow so you can use support on the inside. For this particular model I don't think it would do much good though. But I thought I'd mention it anyways.

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