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  1. Thanks, got that now but it doesn't let me change the infill - I thought it did but my memory failed me. I found this uTube link yesterday, https://youtu.be/DGso6sAIXb0, which seems to describe the method to do what I want but I can't quite grasp how to get the separate .stl files of the hexagon example back together on the Cura build plate. When I open them they end up on edge and I can't see a way of putting them back together accurately.
  2. Didn't there used to be a plugin called TweakAtZ ?
  3. For the top 2mm of my print I need extra detail and strength so I would like to pause the print to change the nozzle and infill. Can this be done with Cura 3.4.1?
  4. I successfully printed V1 of my project today but when I came to print V2, the print started OK but then the filament feed stopped. On closer inspection it seems that the hot end is no longer very hot. When I select the maintenance option and set the nozzle temperature to 250 degC it reports that it's at temp but when I measure the nozzle with a temperature gun it's only about 30degC. Something has failed here but I don't know what. Can anyone advise please? It's an Ultimaker 2+
  5. I'd like a sketch word to follow the line of a sketch circle which I can then extrude. Anyone know if it's possible in Fusion 360?
  6. Using Fusion360, how can I create text that follows the circumference of a circle?
  7. clinton

    How to change filament part way through

    I'm having a few problems getting the two prints to line up. I'm making a speedometer for a child's toy car and I've managed to print the numbers and gradations in white and then print the background in black and it looks good. However, they don't line up even though I told Cura to centre the print each time. I print the numbers in white with a 0.25 nozzle then change to a 0.4mm nozzle while swapping the filament to black. That shouldn't confuse it should it?
  8. clinton

    How to change filament part way through

    I've just come back to this and thought I'd give it another try now that I'm a bit more experienced with the Ultimaker. However, I still can't get to grips with this one. So I create my lettering in Fusion360 and extrude the letters to 0.2mm. I then create the base for them and set Cura with a bottom layer of 0.3mm and print it as separate job. If that's correct so far, what I can't work out is how to get Cura 2.1.3 to print the second job in exactly the right place. I must be missing something I think.
  9. Before I upgraded to Cura 2.1.3 (from 15.something), when I clicked the "Make" button and sent the output directly to Cura it would start Cura if it wasn't already running. If it was already running then it would add the print to bed. At 2.1.3 all that seems to have changed. If Cura is already running, Fusion360 fires up another instance. Is there a config setting to stop it doing this?
  10. I'm using Cura 15.04.6 to print a cylinder which has a threaded post at the top. Apart from the threaded post, the density is fine at 20% or so but the threaded post at the top needs to be much denser to give it strength. Does anyone know how this could be done?
  11. clinton

    How to change filament part way through

    I've given that a try and it's just the job. However, is there a way of changing the layer height after the change of filament? I'd like to print the ruler at 0.15mm and the gradations and lettering at 0.06mm
  12. clinton

    How to change filament part way through

    Thanks! So if I want to change the filament do I need to give "Head move Z (mm)" a value other than 0?
  13. I'm trying to print a calibration stick - a bit like a ruler. I would like to print the ruler in white and the raised numbers and gradations in black. How can I pause the print at a certain point so that I can swap the filament from white to black just before the numbers and gradations start? I admit 3D printing is fascinating but I don't really want to sit watching it waiting to press the pause button ;-)
  14. clinton

    Inaccuracy when printing

    I was using Verbatim but now I'm using ColorFabb. ColorFabb seems to work better. I'll adjust the design as you suggest and try again.
  15. I'm printing a fairly long length item which uses supports only (I tried a brim too but that made no difference). I have designed the shape in Fusion360 and it is drawn like this: but when I print it I get this It's printed flat with the posts pointing upwards and the support structure between the ledge and the glass. It seems worse at each end. The middle of the item isn't too bad. Could it be a calibration issue with the Ultimaker?

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