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Everything posted by ahoeben

  1. ahoeben

    Centering Prints

    Go to the Machine Settings on the Printers pane of the preferences, and make sure "Origin at center" is NOT checked, That option should only be set for specific printers (such as delta-style printers)
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    CURA 3.6 & 4.0 adding lines between models

    Hard to tell without the models and the settings. Please share a project (File -> Save as...)
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    Advice for creating a labelling plugin for Cura

    You can also have a look at the Godmode plugin, which has a "view" that adds labels/texts to the viewport https://github.com/sedwards2009/cura-god-mode-plugin
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    Temp gcode not in start gcode of Cura?

    I'll respond there, keeping this thread on-topic
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    Temp gcode not in start gcode of Cura?

    Can you point me to the original discussion?
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    Cura3.3 cannot connect printer via USB

    Ultimaker has no interest in supporting USB printing. So if it does not work you will have to use something else untill someone from the community or eg your printer manufacturer steps in and fixes it.
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    Ultimaker Cura | a new interface

    I feel it would become a support nightmare. Many reports don’t even spell “Cura” properly, let alone the version number. Having daily builds only complicates that.
  8. I meant in the sidebar, not in the setting visibility dialog. But that might not work (not sure). What may work is using the Per Model Settings tool, go to Add Settings, and tick the "Show All" and use the search in that dialog.
  9. Use the search field to find the "Drop Down Support Mesh" setting and turn it off.
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    Submitting a new Printer Definition

    You add the files you want to be added in the correct location inside your own branch.
  11. Have you tried the similar menu next to the "Search..." box in the sidebar? Does that work better?
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    Ultimaker Cura | a new interface

    Scroll down to the BETA section, all the way on the bottom of the page @smartavionics linked to.
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    Submitting a new Printer Definition

    Yes, sofar this looks correct
  14. Does the external reader have drive letters associated with it? What happens when you disconnect the reader? Not as a solution, but as a step in troubleshooting.
  15. Cura 3.3 introduced the concept of setting visibility presets: When I implemented that menu, I always meant to follow up with a way to add custom presets. I never got round to doing that. As a stop-gap measure, here's a plugin that will let you save your current set of visible settings in a preset: For Cura 3.6: http://files.fieldofview.com/cura/SettingVisibilityProfileCreator-v5.0.0-2019-01-12T13_50_55Z.curapackage For Cura 4.0: http://files.fieldofview.com/cura/SettingVisibilityProfileCreator-v6.0.0-2019-01-12T13_50_26Z.curapackage After downloading the file for your Cura version, drop it into a running Cura window. Then restart Cura. The functionality of creating a new set can be found in the "Extenions" menu.under "Setting Visibility Sets". Selecting "Store Custom Setting Visibility Set", you currently visible settings will be stored into a new preset. In this first version it is not possible to edit a preset, but you can overwrite a previously stored preset. It would be better if functionality would be available in the setting visibility hamburger menu, but that cannot be done with a plugin without a lot dirty tricks. Ideally the functionality of this plugin will be moved into Cura itself, but that will not be added before Cura 4.1, and by making it a plugin I could make it available for Cura 3.6 and newer.
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    Sidebar GUI for Cura 4.0

    I'm working on a plugin that changes the new GUI in Cura to be more settings-centric by adding back the concept of a sidebar. If you can't get used to the floating panels in the new GUI, there will soon be a plugin for you. While rearranging things into the sidebar, I am also taking the chance to rearrange some other bits: move X-ray from the Preview tab to the Prepare tab in my opinion it makes more sense to detect/show errors *before* slicing reunite the Open button with the Toolbar Fitts's law suggests keeping distances between small items smaller; I just dislike having UI elements in all corners of the UI. add the same menu and sidebar between Prepare and Preview so things don't jump around The plugin is currently in the state of a proof-of-concept; there is currently no way to switch between the Recommended and Custom sidebar, and there is no way to change the materials/printcores in the sidebar. When all standard functionality is in its new place I'll post a prerelease here before publishing the plugin to the Marketplace. If you can't wait, you can check out the code here: https://github.com/fieldOfView/SidebarGUIPlugin Things I'm considering: integrate the action panel into the sidebar move job name into sidebar move standard view items into view options/legend area The plugin is a spiritual successor to the Compact Prepare Stage plugin, though it was written from scratch with a different end-goal in mind. That plugin will not be developed further. Update: a beta is available below: https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/26014-sidebar-gui-for-cura-40/?do=findComment&comment=229777
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    You run Cura as Administrator. Bad, bad, not good.
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    What makes you think Cura tries to do that? It doesn't. Never did.
  19. I'm sorry, I did not actually test this with Cura 3.5. I have edited the opening post to reflect that. The plugin is 3.6 and 4.0 only (for now)
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    Large print, cutout for print-bed clips

    The important thing here is that your model is concave, and the polygon around the model is convex. Doing intersection-calculations on concave is much harder, more computationally intensive, thus takes longer, than doing the same with only convex polygons.
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    Sidebar GUI for Cura 4.0

    What I think he meant, sort-of tongue in cheek, was that I somehow disable my plugin on computers at ultimaker hq, force-dog-feeding the 4.0 interface to Cura developers. I can appreciate the joke.
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    Plugins within Cura are missing

    I would very much appreciate it if the Marketplace could keep serving older versions of my plugins for older versions of Cura. If not, I would still have to test new versions of my plugins with the older versions. Take the OctoPrint Connection plugin as an example. Due to changes in Cura, there has only been one recent release (3.5 -> 3.6) where the plugin did not need minor or major changes to work with the next version, in a way that broke it for the previous version. If the version I released for Cura 2.7 would still be available in the 2.7 plugin browser, it would still work. But there's no way I'm going to be able to make a version that works correctly in Cura 2.7 and Cura 4.0.
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    Cura per model settings doesn't print

    I’m going to need a screenshot, with the Per Model Settings panel showing what you changed.
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    3D Printer not printing properly

    You mean "pay particular attention to faces that are light-blueish versus white/grey". Right?
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    Plugins within Cura are missing

    Plugins that are downloaded via the Marketplace/Toolbox are not installed in the Program Files folder, but in the configuration folder. See Help -> Show configuration folder, and then open the folder named "plugins"

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