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  1. Maybe there's a setting for it, or maybe it's been discussed before, but I didn't find it 😞 Situation: I have a model that has a horizontal hole. Support is set to "everywhere", so Cura adds some nice supports that make sure the ceiling is as good-looking as the floor. However, the hole is so small that I can't get the support OUT without damaging the print. On bigger prints, I can use some pliers to tease it out. But in this case, the pliers are too big. Is there a way to have the support go beyond the model? Like a handle so you can pull it out.
  2. I've now tried all three suggestions - none of them had any visible effect (in the preview, at least). Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but what? Here's perhaps a better picture: The letter-to-be isn't printed yet, and Cura tries to leave a hollow where the "empty" will be - but it's so small that it makes no sense to me. Same goes for the ironing. I'd have to set the ironing inset to a negative value to get it to cover everything - but then it'll likely ruin the edges.
  3. I've also submitted a feature request on GitHub, but I can't upload pictures there, so I'm adding a thread here as well. https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues/6555 Basically, when printing objects with staged "top" layers (think stairs), Cura will try not to create skin whereever there is an additional layer on top. I want it to create skin across the whole layer, because for small prints it's likely a waste of time, and it doesn't look good (with ironing on, for example). Here's an example from Cura: The letters in the middle are now one
  4. I'm using Cura 4.2.1 (Windows 10). Recently I bought an Ender 3 to go along with my Wanhao i3. For the Wanhao, the nozzle size setting is where I expect it - in the machine settings extruder tab. However, for the Ender 3, the nozzle size setting is not there but inside the filament type selection (the drop-down right of printer in the main screen). Why? I don't really mind either place, but I do like consistency. Wild guess - traditional and/or because those profiles are not from Ultimaker and the location of nozzle size isn't hardwired?
  5. Apart from the obvious, I mean. Are they part of any normal Cura installation, or are they relicts of upgrades because I had a previous version installed? (I honestly can't remember if I had version 2.1 installed or not. The upgrade 2.1. to 2.2 is there, though. ) The progression isn't without gaps, so it could be either way...
  6. (I realize this is a necro, but this posting comes up at top for my google search, so I'm adding my answer.) A way that seems to be quite easy is to save an empty project (File->Save) which will include the printer settings. Then open (again, via File->Open) that project, and you'll be asked if you want to update or create a new profile and printer. Create new and change the settings there. I've done this just now with the new Cura 4.1 , but older versions should be able to do that as well, since there is a comment from 2018 on GitHub: https://github.com/Ultimake
  7. Yes, that seems to work (haven't printed yet, but the GCode clearly has no temp settings anymore). Thank you! It's going from one extreme to the other, IMO, but it does work.
  8. It would be nice if it were possible to disable temperature control for the nozzle, similar to how it is with the bed. I'm using OctoPrint, and I preheat the nozzle - and sometimes I like to try different temperatures without having to re-slice the model, or send custom g-code in-between. I seem to remember that it was possible in previous versions (i.e. old Cura), and there was a discusson on GitHub about it, where it was said that there is a setting somewhere for that - I didn't find it, though, so maybe it's in the underlying json files? In any case, I think it
  9. I've seen similar issues and never gave it much thought - I assumed Cura is trying to preserve filament. But now that I think about it - and see your settings - I have to assume it's a bug. No solution, though, sorry. [edit]I think this is the same issue: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues/1303 ?
  10. Sorry for the horrible title - I'm sure it's something that is often encountered, but I just can't force my mind to spit out the right words to just explain it in a simple sentence :-( I've tried to search, but what good is all the knowledge of the world, if you don't know how to ask the question... So, here's a picture that demonstrates what I mean: (This happens with the old 15 Cura as well as with 2.4 .) As you can see, the inner bottom (yellow) starts some distance from the edge - because Cura tries to save filament and the empty area is where the walls are going to be. Makes sense,
  11. I downloaded the latest Cura Beta again, and as before, I've to fill out a questionaire. I can see why you'd want to track what your software is used for, but why do I have to answer the same questions every time I download the program? I've even signed in beforehand, hoping I'd avoid it. Sorry if this has been posted before - I tried to search for it, but it seems I can't find the "Search in this subforum" button. (Or the "Create a thread in this subforum" button for that matter. I had to select the forum for this thread manually.)
  12. No replies yet - no one else has this problem? I *think* I may have found the reason, but not the why. These lines seem partially redundant: ;LAYER:0M107G1 F2400 E-1.00000G1 Z0.075 <--- What is this for?G0 F5400 X97.500 Y65.481 Z0.300 Why the G1 move? This must be the double-dip, but what purpose does it serve? I don't think it happens always, just with *some* models I'm trying to print? Also, I know this is an outdated version of cura. I'll switch to the new one eventually, but for now I feel more comfortable with this and I don't want to learn a n
  13. Feature request (or is it a bug?): Can the backend put important messages as popup through to the frontend, instead of merely logging them? Example: "WARNING - No objects suitable for one at a time found, or no correct order found" The slicer stopped working, the frontend doesn't know it. Neither does the user unless he looks into the logs. Getting a popup would be an easy workaround.
  14. In the program folder is a subdirectory "resources\machines" - the JSON files in there are the templates - copy/edit them to change these values. [edit]There's a thread with better details somewhere, AFAIK.
  15. OK, now I have a problem that isn't just UI. I think it's an old issue, I skimmed through this GitHub thread: https://github.com/daid/Cura/issues/771 and it seems to describe the problem I have. Basically: Cura tries to create a surface in preparation of a structure without first making sure there is support below. If there is enough infill to "catch" the new surface - fine. If not, Cura doesn't care and everything drops and leaves ugly holes. Here's a screenshot of a GCode as displayed by Repetier Host 1.6.0 , the GCode was created by Cura 2.1.0 . It shows three layers, the first two o
  16. The None option is actually a misnomer in Old Cura. It printed a skirt (which is why we changed that, so it now actually reflects what it does) Would it be possible to add a "zero line skirt" named "none"? I'm not using a skirt, but if I wanted to for some reason, I'd have to change settings back and forth. (Unless I'm the only one who feels that way. In that case, feel free to ignore me :-) -- Another minor UI issue: This may seem a stupid question, but how are the drop-down menues in the setup section (right hand side) supposed to be used? Click-and-hold-drag or click-and-select ? I
  17. A checkbox would be least ambigous, therefore preferable. Although normally I'd assume that a search option within a thread only applies there. But I am mostly used to phpBB style forums, so that may be just me.
  18. This probably isn't really a Cura problem, but rather user error or firmware "feature". But I hope someone can enlighten me because it's quite annoying and I'm in a foul mood already (not because of this, but once in a bad mood, everything will make it worse :-/ ) Here's the situation: I want to print an item. As usual, the head goes to 0/0/0, lifts a bit, extrudes filament. Now it usually goes straight into the middle to print, but sometimes (as in, some models, not all of them - but it must be in the GCode, it's consistent) the head is lowered again, and it moves very close (I think at p
  19. Is it possible to add a way to search within a thread? I like to search within a long thread before posting something, but I don't like to click through 49 pages to check every page. (As I would have to do in this thread, to see if someone already asked for this.)
  20. Heh, yeah, but it's more like "If I enable this rendering, half the fonts look ugly. If I disable it, the other half looks ugly." My problem is I don't like it when the characters are fuzzy at the edges, which ClearType mostly produces - except in a few cases where it improves the edges... It's a better result than I would have hoped, so I'm quite satisfied. To know what the issue is helps even if it doesn't solve anything. (Weird how the mind works.)
  21. Yep, that's the issue. Unfortunatly enabling ClearType would change all the other text in a way I don't like :-/ Still, thanks for clearing the issue.
  22. Minor issue: font in menu looks weird. The screenshot somehow looks better than the actual program, but I think it's still noticeable - especially compared to old Cura: I'm using Windows 7 64Bit, ClearType is disabled. I've tried to see if someone else had this already, but apparently there is no search in thread function? Or I simply missed it... (Also, I realize this is a very minor issue compared to things like retraction problems or having to maintain dozens of profiles. But it's what jumped into my eye when I started Cura 2.1 and it's something I find highly annoying, to the point of
  23. (Using 15.4.3 on Windows 7) Not sure if this should be an idea or a question. If there is a way to disable this, it's a question (where?). If there is no way to disable it, it's a suggestion (add it). With more words: Currently the Cura Splash screen stays in the foreground even if one changes the focus to another program. This is, at least for me, highly annoying. Cura takes some time to start (no idea why) and I'd like to not just sit and stare at the screen while it does so. The program that has focus works fine and everything - but I don't see much of it...
  24. I have a similar issue. Maybe it's the same, I believe I have found the reason for it. My issue: I'm printing a very small object, each layer takes not even a second (so claims Cura). For some reason, Cura is adding code that moves the head to the side, extrudes a bit, then moves back extruding some more. When viewing the GCode with Repetier Host, I can see the extranous head movements. They make no sense model-wise, as they're about 2 CM from the model. I have looked at the GCode and noticed weird G0 codes - immediately before a new layer. When I set the minimal layer time to 0, the res
  25. I'm using Cura - should have mentioned that... What I mean by resetting is the code that moves the printhead to the 0/0/0 position, moves Z up a bit, extrudes some filament, then moves to the start point of the print. How does the program decide wether it is a single or dual extrusion? Number of materials used? Or machine settings? If I have a machine set up as dual extruder, and only use one material - which coding is used?
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