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  1. Is there any Cura setting that force the roofs (and floors) to be printed in horizontal or vertical lines (in respect to the build plate), instead of diagonal? Whenever an object has a top flat layer, the fact that Cura always prints it diagonally produces not optimal results. I understand that a diagonal print might be more resistant, but I would like having only the top 2-3 layers in horizontal fashion. Obviously I could turn the object itself 45°, as in below picture (left), and get horizontal lines, but I would prefer having only the "final layers" in horizontal fashion, while all the rest of the print keeps a more solid diagonal design. The two photos I've included show the last layer in diagonal, that - even with ironing enabled - produce sub-optimal results. Would it be possible with Cura?
  2. @gandy thanks for the wonderful explanation. I'm not an NFC expert, but if I can find some time, I'll try going through (and in case let you know)!
  3. It would be great to: 1. add the new non-Ultimaker filament in Cura DB (es. Filamentum Vertigo Starlight, with all of its data). 2. obtaing the new material identifier from Cura db 3. write an NFC tag with this identifier. Still unpossible? Given I use so many different brands materials... I'd love such an (easy) solution!
  4. I've the same problems: - there's mostly always to override a non-NFC material (see thread link) - I always get an error message: "Not a group host. You are attempting to connect to UM3X-SPP but it is not the host of a group. You can visit the web page to configure it as a group host." For the second topic, the offered URL is bad (strange they've not already corrected in Cura), but it would work if you prefix your printer IP address (eg. http://10.0.0.31/print_jobs/). The problem is that even following the link, that brings you to the normal Cura Connect webpage, you cannot change the host group. But, in any case, would I really want/need to have an host group? My scenario is this one: I've an Ultimaker 3 Extended at home (UM3X-SPP) and an Ultimaker S5 at work, in two different networks. Both of the printers are assigned to my Ultimaker account. Obviously - being in different networks (no common VPN) - the two printers cannot directly communicate one another, while they could through a cloud service. I do not really need setting up a group host to direct prints to available printers, as my works happen in different locations. How could I manage this, without having this usual message to override? Thanks
  5. Very kind, my friend! I'll do it today, as soon as I finish the current 7hrs air mask print 😄
  6. I understand Rebekah problem, and I've the same: 60% of my filaments are not Ultimaker/NFC enabled, so there's mostly ALWAYS an override to be done... really annoying. Using generic materials means you cannot use specific and "colored" non-Ultimaker materials, something that is useful for: 1. looking at correct colored parts, especially in dual extrusion 2. my materials database is detailed with specific printing options, cost, etc. In the end: --> I need using specific non-ultimaker materials --> It would be nice having a Cura option (easy to select) to override automatically. Might you please consider implementing this feature?
  7. I've finally used the official 0.25 Ultimaker printcore that I bought about 2yrs ago but never had the occasion to use before. My printer is an Ultimaker 3 Extended, last stable firmware. Last Cura 4.6.1. Problem: changing the printcore 1 from the standard AA0.4 to the new AA0.25 my printer always thinks to have attached an AA0.4. I did try changing it two times, I cleaned with alcool the printcore contacts (but the 0.25 core was brand new and enclosed in a plastic bag). Nothing. Always recognised as an AA0.4. I did calibrate the XY axis after changing the core: all did work. I did override from Cura the not recognised 0.25 and it did print perfectly, no problems (great core for details). Nonetheless I'd like to solve this problem, otherwise I must override the raised error for every print. Any idea? Many thanks in advance
  8. My Ultimaker 3 Ext cannot reach 100°C, even with the "closed front" (with plexi). So to print CPE+ (base settings are 107°C) I've to lower the plate temp to 95°C otherwise the printer goes on trying rising temperature for hours without never reaching the target (and throwing away a LOT of electricity...)
  9. Did you come to a solution? I was stucked with Cura/online wifi printer management... But I find a couple of workarounds: (1) only way to print is via USB with gcode. (2) after I found that the iOS app (!!) was able to delete the stucked printing processes! Nonetheless there's a bug in Cura and a bug on the web portal... Ciao
  10. Same issue. And seems quite an annoying bug: I CANNOT DO ANYTHING! BRICKED at the moment. I loaded Ultimaker CPE+ Black and - as usual - NFC does NOT work, so I had to manually select Generic CPE+ from printer menu, while the correct filament in Cura... As you can see I cannot delete online or in Cura. Only duplicate the job! Already tried to reset the printer two times. My firmware is the latest stable... so cannot understand Cura "suggestion" to update the firmware to update the queue remotely... Cura is latest 4.6.0. PLEASE SUPPORT!
  11. Just in case... I'd love to have back the pre-heat too (single UM printers, at home and office)... To advise the user that the plate is "hot" the LED might be pulsing, and the display might well highlight the fact that the plate is hot (= print soon and not waste energy). As well as CURA could show a RED icon. THANKS
  12. Same for me: turning on prime blob did solve the issue (with brim).
  13. I've an Ultimaker 3 Extended connected with several PCs and several user profiles within the same Windows 10 graphic workastation. My aim is to manage in a single place (eg. master workstation user) the different Cura settings (especially the materials profiles, with related costs) and then access - or copy - the same settings to all the users and PCs. I've seen an EXPORT button in Preferences | Materials, but it only exports ONE material/filament at a time... so it's impossible to use it for several configured filaments. How could I replicate these settings and keep in sync? Do I need to manually copy some config files to the different machines? Where are they located? (I see the C:\users\username\AppData\local\cura\2.7\... folder structure, but... many files here...) Many thanks in advance!
  14. Same problem to me: bought CPE+ for an UM3 Extended. I'm trying a first print, but... how long does it take to heat the build plate to 110°C? It's taking sooooo much time! In November (see above) it was a "matter of a few months": now we're 3 months later. What is the actual status? Thanks in advance
  15. Given you're setting up the new firmware... (and I've read somewhere you've used RGB LEDs - is it correct?) maybe it could be interesting having different LEDs colors in general, or colors per print core in use, or colors per print completion status? (ok not as useful as switching those - nice - LEDs off, I admit ;-)
  16. Still the two spools arrived with the UM3x (Silver metallic and PVA) are not correctly recognised: only the 1st one I insert, the PVA in core 2, is recognised. Afterwards the 2nd filament (silver metallic) for print core 1 is recognised again as PVA... and I've to change it manually. The (little) problem is that using the UM3 menu to manually fix the material (= selecting "PLA") does not allow to set the material to the "exact" Ultimaker material, that Cura software should read. This way I've to force Cura to recognise a filament (UM Silver Metallic) that is different from what the printer thinks (normal PLA). Neither this method allows to use the feature that "knows" how much filament is still available in the spool (that only works with NFC recognised material, I suppose: the exact spool is identified and the printer knows how much filament has been printed and how much is still available). Waiting for a fix... :-)
  17. It's great that... as I'm absolutely a newbie on 3DP (my very first UM3x is just less than one month old)... this topic has been considered interesting :-))) And it's nice to read that "as for the variable layer height, it's something that is pretty high on our feature list, but due to some dragons in our architecture it will require more work than is should / would have". Effectively I think that such a feature would give benefits in: - faster detailed prints (using thicker layers only on simple surfaces) - more robust prints (if I'm not wrong... just learning...). Hope you'll kill the dragon in a reasonable time, Nallath! TKS!
  18. Just read an article where the new "Smooth Variable Layer Height feature" for Slic3r Prusa Edition improves surface quality while maintaining print speed. Effectively it's not a bad idea at all... and the hadware is unaffected: only a slicer software upgrade is required. Any idea about Cura plans? Here's the related article: link
  19. Same problems here (UM3 Extended, just arrived): the printer sees the FIRST filament as PVA (if I load the Ultimaker PVA as #2 and Ultimaker Silver gray as #1) and says that the head#1 (AA) cannot load a (BB) material... Any ideas? Have I to take apart the spool holder, too? Thanks g
  20. Same for me... waiting for the fw upgrade ;-)
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