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  1. Wow! I did not know this functionality existed, thanks Maarten
  2. Yes, I see. So please explain to me why the Cura update had to wipe out the profile I made myself? That, by the way, provided a very smooth printing experience.
  3. When Cura asks me to install the new update, I politely comply. But I was completely stunned that in v 4.11 Tough PLA did not seem to exist anywhere. So I go to the Ultimaker page with the print settings : tough PLA settings, where I read to my astonishment: "Note: Ultimaker Tough PLA is not supported on the Ultimaker 2+ (Extended), Ultimaker 2 Go, Ultimaker 2 (Extended), Ultimaker Original+, and Ultimaker Original." What is this , Ultimaker? Printing UM material on an UM printer and its not supported? And I suppose you think now I am going to the shop to get me a UM 3 or 5? I am having a hard time staying polite now.
  4. Yes you are right, the circles say "this adjustment is hidden by the actice machine." OK then. Thanks, Maarten
  5. So, after re installing Cura and selecting all settings I do not get the print temp in material setting. Perhaps change over to Slic3r? I love how Cura works with my UM2+ but this is sort of annoying.
  6. I just did, and some of the material settings became available, but none of the temperature related. Is this supposed to happed or should I reinstall Cura?
  7. It would be nice if the print temperature settings were accesible. Somehow I can only edit them in the material proterties unless I set the Gcode flovor to Marlin.
  8. Hi, all. My Um was printing happily when I decided to work on some other print. I opened up my Cura 3.6.0 and immediately the printer stopped. Nozzle head resting right on the print, and the readout said "printing over USB". Which I wasn't, but ruined print anyway. So, I will leave the USB cable out from now on, but please UM, time to fix this bug. Here is someone else reporting related problem: best wishes, Maarten .
  9. With UM tough PLA I have to use 50% fan speed (or the part will sag) and 4mm retraction (or I get stringing) printing at 210C. Also, very helpful, before printing I forward some material. If the nozzle is a bit cool, or dirty, the material will not flow, and I frequently have grinding issues at the feeder. Makerbot also have a tough PLA, and it even comes with its own extruder featuring a stronger spring. What bothers me, is Ultimaker saying "... our Tough PLA offers the same safe and simple use as regular PLA." That is not the case, and it would be nice if UM would be more open about settings and problems associated with this materials.
  10. Thanks, ahoeben. I went back to 3.4 and I'll wait for next update. best regards, Maarten
  11. Hi, I found that editing the file name does not work anymore in 3.4.1. Gcode is named after the stl used in slicing, not the edited name. I am rolling back to 3.4 bst regards, Maarten
  12. Dear Brulti I have e printed for yours now, starting with a mendel I built myself, and with my old Tiertime Up Plus2 I had pretty much a hit print-ready experience. Though the prints were not nearly as good as what Ultimaker makes, and very limited in materials. But if I were prepared ti spend a lot of time tuning the printer and Cura settings and finishing prints, I could grab a Prusa clone from Gearbest for USD 300. But the UM is touted as a professional printer and priced accordingly. So yes, I do expect to be able to get my production going. Need these prints. regards, Maarten
  13. Thanks for your comment Geert_2, but I really dont think irt should be all that difficult. "Engineered to perform, the Ultimaker 2+ is reliable, efficient, and user-friendly. Thanks to its support of a wide range of materials, it’s suitable for a huge variety of applications, from prototypes to customized tools. " Thats what the Ultimaker saus in their website, and " Optimized for:PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, TPU 95A". So I expect to be able to du just that. And while I have lots of tools (including all the tools you recommend), I do not intend to spend a lot of time one what should have been a good print in the first time. I am having the printer looked at by a technician right now, I hope that will improve things. But frankly, if Ultimaker printers do not handle ABS well, they should be honest about it on their website. regards, Maarten
  14. Ok, I'll try to stay calm. I just spend €500 on an UM2 to 2+ upgrade, installed the latest Cura, put in a roll of official UM ABS and using the recommended settings. Frankly I bought this machine to print. Not to tinker endlessly with hundreds of settings. But I'll give it another try after 2 weeks of failing to print decently. I made a front/ top enclosure to keep the warmth in. I tried printing cooler and I get get poor layer adhesesion. This print is already way too weak for ABS. I think printing hotter may make support removal even more difficult. Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong here? I'd be much obliged. Thanks, Maarten
  15. Hi BrandonH05, I understand Th ultimakers are not really supposed to print via Usb, you have to use an SD card, which I find rather medieval. Buy yourself one of these little card readers https://www.allekabels.nl/usb-kaartlezer/169/1286152/usb-2.0-kaartlezer.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIptHA04nR2wIVi6oYCh0RlAR0EAQYASABEgIe1fD_BwE . Much more reliable.
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