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  1. 8 minutes ago, Msuurmond said:

    Did anyone already try the new 'multiple buildplate' feature? You can enable/disable it in the 'preferences', love to hear some feedback!


    I like the concept of it even for the UM2 been able to see a list of files you have on the build plate is very handy.


    Here is some feedback

    1. When you add a second stl to the build plate and right click new built plate, and they have sliced the first build plate says 0 hours 0 minutes for print time.
    2. Arrange to all build plates could be worded better as from what I can tell it just merges all the plates to one.
    3. Save the build plates with a Cura project if I make a set of build plates for a bunch of batch jobs but want to edit a setting or two every once and awhile would be nice to just open a cura project that brings me back to where I left off.
    4. Would be nice if the build plate menu remembered if it was expanded to see the files really annoying having to click that every time I open Cura.


  2. 5 minutes ago, kmanstudios said:

    Search for a thread about "Zebra Stripes". they address this issue in that thread.


    If its its to do with the stepper drivers and the TL-Smooths will fix it why would other slicers like S3D and Slic3r PE that I tried lessen the effect alot especially for PETG?


    On 11/18/2017 at 11:45 PM, ahoeben said:

    Have you played with the "Infill Before Walls" setting?


    Made no difference. 


    Just want to bring this back up with more testing Cura is doing something weird and spent a good 4 days trying to work out why with no luck, This infill showing through effects PLA, ABS and really shows up in PETG the most.



    Cura 3.1




    Simplify3D 4



    Both had the setting matched as best I could.


    35mm/s Main Speeed

    25mm/s Outer wall

    245c nozzle (PETG)

    75c bed

    100% flow

    4.5mm retraction

    5% infill overlap

    tried to match the slow down speeds for layer time as well the best I could.


    I don't think its just me as A friend got a UM3E and is also seeing this just getting permission to post one of his photo's here and i'll add if I can.

  4. Okay fixed that error by merging in https://github.com/Ultimaker/cura-build-environment/pull/20

    But now I'm getting this and have not been able to sort it out I tried installing setuptools using pip3 and installing python3-setuptools from the repos but nothing :/

    [ 5%] Built target Python

    [ 10%] Built target Sip

    [ 15%] Built target OpenBLAS

    [ 15%] Performing build step for 'NumPy'

    Running from numpy source directory.

    Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "setup.py", line 386, in


    File "setup.py", line 363, in setup_package

    from setuptools import setup

    ImportError: No module named 'setuptools'

    CMakeFiles/NumPy.dir/build.make:113: recipe for target 'NumPy-prefix/src/NumPy-stamp/NumPy-build' failed

    make[2]: *** [NumPy-prefix/src/NumPy-stamp/NumPy-build] Error 1

    CMakeFiles/Makefile2:416: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/NumPy.dir/all' failed

    make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/NumPy.dir/all] Error 2

    Makefile:83: recipe for target 'all' failed

    make: *** [all] Error 2

  5. I kept getting stuck with the cura-build-environment I tried googling on how to resolve it but most of the stuff I found did not work.

    make[3]: *** [getarch_2nd] Error 1

    gemv.c: In function ‘sgemv_’:

    gemv.c:248:41: error: ‘GEMM_MULTITHREAD_THRESHOLD’ undeclared (first use in this function); did you mean ‘GEMM_THREAD_TR’?




    gemv.c:248:41: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in

    Makefile:841: recipe for target 'sgemv.o' failed

    make[4]: *** [sgemv.o] Error 1

    make[4]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

    Makefile:143: recipe for target 'libs' failed

    make[3]: *** [libs] Error 1

    CMakeFiles/OpenBLAS.dir/build.make:113: recipe for target 'OpenBLAS-prefix/src/OpenBLAS-stamp/OpenBLAS-build' failed

    make[2]: *** [OpenBLAS-prefix/src/OpenBLAS-stamp/OpenBLAS-build] Error 2

    CMakeFiles/Makefile2:640: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/OpenBLAS.dir/all' failed

    make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/OpenBLAS.dir/all] Error 2

    Makefile:83: recipe for target 'all' failed

    make: *** [all] Error 2

  6. Hmm maybe I have done it wrong as I did not install cura I cloned the repos following Nallath guide he posted in one of the github issues.

    “Checkout Cura, Uranium, CuraEngine, LibArcus.

    Build LibArcus

    Build Cura engine

    Ensure Uranium is in your pythonpath.

    Run cura_app.py with python3

    If complaining about dependencies, install those with pip.

    That's pretty much how i recently installed my new laptop.”

    maybe this method does not work on Ubuntu :/

  7. Hello,

    Has anyone run Cura from source on Ubuntu 17.10 (fresh install) I have hit a snag where cura_app.py can't find Arcus, I compiled libArcus following the instructions on the github


    $ mkdir build && cd build$ cmake ..$ make# make install


    Their is a Arcus.so file in /usr/local/lib/python3/dist-packages


    Original exception was:Traceback (most recent call last):File "cura_app.py", line 54, in import Arcus #@UnusedImportModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'Arcus'


  8. What I see in the first image looks like the infill showing through. What wall thickness are you printing with? Have you played with the "Infill Before Walls" setting?


    the default 2 walls, I have not played with "Infill Before Walls" yet but will give it ago.


    Could you please post a link to the model? Thanks.



    I did reprint the model with some settings changed 3 wall, less infill, different layer height etc, and got the same results, here is the project file if that's any help.


  9. Hello,

    I'm having issues when I slice with Cura I'm seeing some weird ghosting/artifacting in my prints, I done a test by copying the settings as best I could over to S3D (Speed, Shells, Top and Bottom layers and etc) and got pretty much no ghosting.

    Any idea on what Cura is doing?

    I used the stock CPE profile for Ultimaker 2+.

    Photo of Cura 3 print (it's way more noticeable when it was in the printer under it's lighting.


    Photo of S3D print




  10. @smartavionics Great work on the Optimize Wall Printing Order.

    Really liking Cura 3, Only one thing I would like to see fixed is the lines you get on the top and bottom from where the print head makes a fast move over them.

    Thanks, glad you like it. As to the line on the top/bottom, have you tried setting the combing mode to "no skin"? That's what I normally use and don't get nozzle marks on the top/bottom.

    Did not even know about that setting will check it out. so many settings pretty easy to get lost in what things do.

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  11. Did you install python-3 for development? Cmake needs to be able to find python, so certain cmake files need to be at the right places. The python3-dev packages take care of this.


    There does not seem to be a python3-dev package for OSX I can't find one,

    Anyone with a mac how do I get cmake to find the python3 install as it keeps only finding MacOS's default python2 even after doing path changes that I found through googling.

  12. Hello,

    I have a question is there any full guides on building and running cura from github master, On MacOS 10.12 as I have had no luck. I have solved many other errors before but just feels like I'm casing my tail so i thought I would ask if anyone has a guide.

    I keep running into errors like these.


    Traceback (most recent call last): File "setup.py", line 1, in    import setuptoolsImportError: No module named 'setuptools'make[2]: *** [PythonNetifaces-prefix/src/PythonNetifaces-stamp/PythonNetifaces-build] Error 1make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/PythonNetifaces.dir/all] Error 2make: *** [all] Error 2



    -- Found Protobuf: /usr/local/lib/libprotobuf.dylib (found suitable version "3.3.0", minimum required is "3.0.0") CMake Error at /usr/local/Cellar/cmake/3.8.2/share/cmake/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:137 (message): Could NOT find PythonInterp: Found unsuitable version "2.7.10", but required is at least "3.4.0" (found /usr/bin/python)Call Stack (most recent call first): /usr/local/Cellar/cmake/3.8.2/share/cmake/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:375 (_FPHSA_FAILURE_MESSAGE) /usr/local/Cellar/cmake/3.8.2/share/cmake/Modules/FindPythonInterp.cmake:149 (FIND_PACKAGE_HANDLE_STANDARD_ARGS) cmake/FindSIP.cmake:32 (find_package) CMakeLists.txt:21 (find_package)


  13. Thanks Tomhe that makes sense.

    Anther interesting one with supports (I know you do not use supports with this model but I had supports enabled from my last model)

    But there seems to be little support towers on their lonesome not connected to the model, mm away from it :/


  14. With the gradual infill on a print that displays as 26mins on the default 20% it shows as 27mins on gradual shouldn't the gradual be faster?

    Also like how the profile names have been changed making 0.15mm the normal it's the little things great job guys.

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    Haha nah it's the normal disclaimer in the footer of all their emails some companies use.


    You may not use, disseminate, distribute or copy this message nor disclose its contents to anyone. Etc

    So i dont want to do the wrong thing by them as the turn around was really fast and great service from them.

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