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Everything posted by XYZDesignPro

  1. Cura does give that information. After slicing, mouse over the little "i" icon immediately to the right of the time. It will tell you that info and more.
  2. You are welcome. I've been meaning to mention that for a long time, but keep forgetting. Can't believe others have not struggled as I did to find the location of the macro and mention it. Thanks again for all of your hard work for the benefit of those of us less capable. 👍
  3. OK, I see the CUI Service Checker in the Extensions Menu. So I guess it is properly installed. In the installation Macro the instructions for the path to the macro show a path that does not exist. Something about Workspace and Bootcamp?? Are you working on a Mac using a windows simulation? On my windows 10 Pro machine it is located at: C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Roaming\cura\4.0\plugins\CuraSolidWorksPlugin\CuraSolidWorksPlugin\macro
  4. Discovered something interesting about printing over the network in Cura 4.0.0. I had occasion to name a file using the upper ASCII character ¾. I modeled a bottle that was 3/4 oz Oval Bottle in SolidWorks. Not surprisingly, SWX would not let me save it using the slash / between the 3 and the 4. So, I used the upper ASCII character ¾ (key stroke Alt + 0190 using the numeric key pad). SWX saved the file just fine. Now when I tried to send the file over the network from Cura to my UM3 it said it sent it successfully, but it never printed. Looked in Cura Connect. It was in the ques, but not printed. Numerous attempts to force it to do so failed. I then saved the file out of Cura to the USB drive, put the drive into he printer and it printed just fine. I guess the upper ASCII character violates network protocols?
  5. Thomas, Finally got around to installing the plugin, but when I checked the version it still says 0.5.9: So I'm not sure it is properly installed. I don't see any changes in the functionality. Any suggestions?
  6. I work for a plastic bottle manufacturer. I print a lot of bottles with various neck finishes. I work in SolidWorks. Try adjusting the Horizontal Expansion setting in the Shell menu. I find a -0.125mm (negative 0.125mm) setting brings most of my neck finish I.Ds to an acceptable accuracy compared to the model.
  7. Thomas, How do we go about installing this update. It's currently working so well I don't want to screw it up!!
  8. Power supply brick on it's last legs and getting ready to fail? Just a thought. Before I purchased my UM3 I had a UM2. Not a 2+, had to replace the brick at one month old under warranty. Acted similarly. Like I said, just a thought
  9. LOL!😁 I have a therapist also, but I just call her a bartender . . .
  10. That is a beautifully executed enclosure Raul. I only wish I understood Spanish to better understand your posted message. Is the controller screen a touch screen and how was it interfaced yo the electronics of the UM3? In any case, very elegant work. Congratulations . . .👍
  11. I have used the 3DSolex print cores since I first purchased my UM3 Ext machines with great success. Highly recommended.👍 You'll get 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8mm nozzles on an AA core. They used to have an exchange program using your AA print core. Can't say that is still the case though.
  12. Hello Thomas hope all is well. Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that your plugin is working very well in Cura 4.0.0 and SolidWorks 2019 SP2. I really appreciate that now it has the ability to use the user defined settings from SolidWorks itself. A valuable add in for SWX users. Good job. Thanks for your efforts. 😎
  13. Would it be possible to make the tubes solid for the purpose of printing the model?
  14. Wine is very oxygen sensitive. The company I work for manufactures plastic bottles. We have manufactured plastic bottles for wine from PET using the ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Molding) process, but the process requires that the bottles be made using somewhat complex equipment with an oxygen scavenger. So while PETG FDM material is FDA approved, it will not prevent the wine from spoiling from oxidation. Best have your friend contact a local, full line container distributor and purchase some stock glass wine bottles to store the wine.
  15. Glad that did the trick. I'm still using 3.4.1 and it is on by default as well.
  16. Try using Connect Infill Lines? Might do the job??
  17. My very first 3D printer was an AXIOM. Paid $4K (50% up front deposit) and waited 5 weeks for it. It died within the first 5 days. Complete power failure. Returned it to their facility in southern California (I also live in SoCal. Part of the reason I chose it in the first place) They said it would be two weeks to repair it!! I demanded my money back on the spot. Got the refund because I charged it to my AMEX card and AMEX jumped in for me. Purchased my first Ultimaker 2 Ext about a week later and a second UM2 Ext about a month after that. Sold them both and now have two UM3 Ext machines. Never regretted the purchase of my Ultimaker machines. They are not perfect, but the combination of hardware and software supported by the same source, along with the excellent support from the folks at FBRC8, made sense to me. Good luck with the task your employer has placed before you . . .
  18. Hello Thomas, I'm still using Cura 3.4.1. I cannot get the plugin to install. When I click on the Robot Icon in the tool box to install the 3DS SolidWorks Integration plugin the little wheel spins around for about 5 seconds and nothing happens. The Plugins Folder in the Cura Configuration Folder is empty. Tried uninstalling and re-installing Cura 3.4.1, but no change. What am I missing? Will this new package above work with 3.4.1? Windows 10 Pro SolidWorks 2018 SP4.0 Thanks for your assistance.
  19. Here's a link to just about everything and anything you ever wanted to know about tempering glass: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=2ahUKEwinwO21tIngAhUFN30KHbVTB8gQFjAJegQIAxAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbelglas.files.wordpress.com%2F2016%2F01%2Ftheglasstemperinghandbook.pdf&usg=AOvVaw0e6G55IzMoLKpjWmH-D9Zo
  20. XYZDesignPro


    Very elegant shape. What software did you use to design the hull?
  21. Yeah I know exactly what you meant my friend, I was just being a smart ass . . . Hope all of the participants on this forum had a happy and safe New Year celebration 🍸🍻
  22. Happy New Year kmanstudios. I think you meant it didn't (wouldn't) suck!!👎
  23. So, based on other comments I've seen on this forum, I'd say your outer diameters are about as good as you're going to get. I mean less than 1% error ( actually 0.7% ) is pretty acceptable in my world. Likewise, the height error is only 0.3%. Again, pretty much an acceptable variance in my world. The I.D. is somewhat adjustable using the "Horizontal Expansion" setting. This has been discussed elsewhere on this forum. I'm sure someone will more knowledge than I will jump in here at some point.
  24. I would think CPE or any PETG filament would be fine. If the loads, as you say, are indeed all compression even PLA would be OK. As far as the long tubular parts are concerned, why not just use schedule 40 PVC pipe, or extruded aluminum tubing?
  25. Most of the settings for support are hidden by default. Support Density can be found if you check the box under the Preferences > Setting Visability Also be sure your Print Core 2 is well primed.
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