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Everything posted by ahoeben

  1. The "Select Face to Align" feature requires a computer & GPU with at least OpenGL 4.1. If the system does not support OpenGL 4.1, the button for the feature will not show up. No amount of reinstalling will change that.
  2. Unfortunately, that list does not seem to be up to date.
  3. All replacement patterns are reevaluated on an update. I don't want to update it too often, because updating eg on every setting change may slow things down. I'll come up with a solution. The replacement patterns (all of them) are also updated when a slice is done, so the gcode file you save/print will already have the properly updated prefix. Yes it will.
  4. The plugin puts some gcode commands in the gcode file that are meant to configure the linear advance functionality that is present in some printer firmwares (specifically new-ish Marlin based firmwares that have the functionality enabled). The Ultimaker firmware does not support that functionality. The plugin will have no effect on Ultimaker printers.
  5. Here's an updated version that supports more replacement patterns: Cura 3.5-3.6: http://files.fieldofview.com/cura/CustomJobPrefix-v5.0.0-2019-10-10T14_23_56Z.curapackage Cura 4.0-4.3: http://files.fieldofview.com/cura/CustomJobPrefix-v6.0.0-2019-10-10T14_23_56Z.curapackage {printer_name}, {printer_type}, {layer_height}, {machine_nozzle_size}, {material_type}, {material_weight}, {print_time_hours}, {print_time_minutes}, {date_year}, {date_month}, {date_day}, {time_hour}, {time_minutes}
  6. This is a direct link to the version that is available on the Marketplace: https://api.ultimaker.com/cura-packages/v1/cura/v6.0.0/packages/ZOffsetPlugin/download
  7. Yes, there's a toggle to drop models to the buildplate in the General preferences.
  8. There”s a plugin in the Marketplace.
  9. Those are a bit more tricky than settings and printer metadata, because they are only available after slicing. Also good to know is that the plugin can only do prefixes, not postfixes.
  10. I'm working on a plugin that lets you set a custom prefix per printer:
  11. I'm working on a small plugin that will let you configure custom printjob prefixes. A test-version can be downloaded here: Cura 3.5-3.6:http://files.fieldofview.com/cura/CustomJobPrefix-v5.0.0-2019-10-08T11_42_39Z.curapackage Cura 4.0-4.3:http://files.fieldofview.com/cura/CustomJobPrefix-v6.0.0-2019-10-08T11_42_39Z.curapackage To install, download the file, drop it into a Cura application window and restart Cura. The custom prefixes are set per printer via Extensions -> Custom Printjob Prefix -> Set prefix. For now there are a couple of replacement patterns you can use in the prefix: {printer_name}, {printer_type}, {material_type}, {layer_height}, {machine_nozzle_size} {printer_type} is the current default (ie: "CFFFP" for any printer that was added as a Custom FFF Printer) {printer_name} similarly derives from the name you gave your printer, but you can also enter any other text if you wish. I am open to suggestions for other replacement patterns (and to reports of the plugin working or not).
  12. They are also used when loading older projects (3mf files)
  13. This is controlled by the setting “Support Horizontal Expansion. Feel free to set it to 0. The reason it is not set to 0 by default is that printing very tall shallow towers of PVA on a PLA print does not work very well.
  14. Stringing is not indicative of moist filament. The most common solution to stringing is to print at a lower temperature.
  15. You could have a look at how the UFP Writer plugin creates thumbnails.
  16. The normal way to combat stringiness is to print at a somewhat lower temperature. Have you tried that?
  17. You can save the gcode to a file (File -> Export, be sure to select .gcode as the format), edit it, and then load it back into Cura and send it to the printer.
  18. I am not a lawyer (so this is my interpretation and should not be considered legal advice), and my french is not great (so I will answer in english). Here is a summary of the LGPL v3 license: https://tldrlegal.com/license/gnu-lesser-general-public-license-v3-(lgpl-3) Applying the summary to your case: If I understand you correctly, you want to distribute modified copies of some (configuration) files included with Cura. The LGPL v3 allows you to do that, as long as you license the resulting files with the same license. You are not required to license (and distribute) the software that creates these configuration files.
  19. The amount of used material is much more reliable than the amount of time a print takes. Cura knows exactly how far it has extruded the filament for a print; the only variable is the extruder skipping steps or slipping (which would be noticeable in the print). The time is dependent on phyiscal attributes such as how long it takes to heat/cool extruders, which Cura cannot predict exactly.
  20. Funny how sometimes you can try for weeks to reproduce an issue to find out what is going wrong, and then you fix another issue and it magically also solves the first hard-to-reproduce issue. SOOOOO glad it works for you 😉
  21. Try setting the Support Horizontal Expansion to 0
  22. Are you having this issue when printing over USB or from SD-card?
  23. It is unclear to me what you are asking. Cura does not run on the Raspberyy Pi 3+. There is an experimental build that will run on a Raspberry Pi 4 by community member @burtoogle here: You can run an old version of CuraEngine on the Raspberry Pi 3+, hosted inside OctoPrint. CuraEngine is the actual slicer, without the GUI: https://plugins.octoprint.org/plugins/curalegacy/ I would not really recommend either option. Slicing is better done on a computer with sufficient resources.
  24. Copy C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.2\resources\variants\creality_ender3_0.8.inst.cfg and save it as %APPDATA%\cura\4.2\variants\creality_ender3_0.7.inst.cfg. Open the file in a text editor and change machine_nozzle_size = 0.8 to machine_nozzle_size = 0.7. Restart Cura.
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