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    ER26 and .gz file Extension Troubles

    I think I finally have a resolution. After many attempts at fixing Cura, I finally formatted the USB key I was using, downloaded the firmware updates again, and updated the printer firmware again. The files must have been corrupted or something went wrong in the first firmware update, as things seem to be working fine now. Hope this helps someone else. Pete
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    ER26 and .gz file Extension Troubles

    Update: Ok, I figured out that the characters are probably just an artifact of the 'gz' compression. (let me know if that is not the case) But if I choose 'save to file' after slicing and save as gcode, I get proper looking gcode. But I still get the ER26 message on the printer when I try to run the file. Any ideas? Pete UM3_ABSTitanGutsTopMK7.gcode
  3. I'm getting some problems here. I updated to 3.3.1 today, and did a firmware update for our Ultimaker 3. My old gcode files seem to work fine, but the new files are appended with a '.gz' file extension. If I open the file in notepad, the content is chinese(?) characters and empty blocks.Partial example below 謟ꄈ嫴"붜닙읥╱軸좯颵┉ꅞՠ㊂倐櫓荂뀤횚攒兆ᗹ參轲ঝ龢㠒웫뇞濥﮿�ﻯ鯰﾿翃ﵿ埢�וֹ࿷뽯췺鼷鞧�O︯㟱统﹟쟴︿쿩ﶟ쯲濗뽞�ﭼ췲뼗ﵾ㼯羷羇ﵻ￳폺羟ﹼ㾁뺧㱔˩꿻ﺾ῕矅龯钗⿗ﭒﶟ䳲쯧⿫羿췵㶫ﯿﵿ鿫ヌ쟷벿龫矵緟㷻럝籟췵穋꾛﮾诪ᆵ�꿫ǿﻏ�쓳ᅳ忆﫾⾧꾛﾿븟꿫꼾꒵忲�쾫㿓羵懾忇㿃徯羴7t蟹阿쏼匟뇺㾷跾粇鯳￟韗絟㹵㳣곮ﭦ 縫៫뱟ΰ쏼柗⼖뷟蟿쿗퟿ﺿ῰埋 This doesn't seem right..... If I try to start a print it generates an er26 message. If I delete the .gz extension and save with a gcode extension, the file appears empty. If I try to run it, the printer starts but goes directly to 'Print finished' message. Anyone know what might be going on? Same thing seems to be going on in my dump log ('.gz' file and chinese characters) Pete P.S. Sorry if this is a duplicate, I tried to reply in the 'Multiple error codes' thread initially.
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    Layer Display Bug

    Hi All I have just started using 3.2.1, and noticed a small 'bug' (actually a user error) that causes a bit of annoyance. If I load a new model, and try the layer view before slicing, the previously loaded and cleared model appears over top of the new one. I know I shouldn't try to view layers before slicing, but maybe some sort of error message could prevent this? Pete
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    Special Settings and Print Sequence

    I sure don't mind doing that. Can you point me to the config file or what the extension is? To the powers that be, would it be possible to enable the 'print one at a time' sequence for the condition of printing with one extruder, and disable it if two are being used? That would seem (on the surface) to be a quick work around. Pete
  6. Hello I'm using Cura 2.7 and a UM3. I'm printing some shapes from PVA and would like to print them 'one at a time' to avoid stringing as the nozzle move from part to part. There is lots of room, but I can't get the option to show up in the settings. The box is checked for visibility, but is not visible in the settings panel. Anyone know what might be wrong? Pete
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    Ultimaker 3 Support Print Failures

    I tried the Horizontal Expansion setting adjustment on a print that was similar to the one that had failed, and it was a much better result. It was also a lot slower, but I need to play with the setting a bit more to find a good compromise. Thanks for the tip! Pete
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    Layflat Feature. Bug? or Normal

    Hi All When I import an object into Cura 2.4 it is often not in the best orientation for printing. I use the rotate feature to turn it to a better orientation. The trouble I'm having, is that if I turn it in one axis, and then use the 'Layflat' button to be sure it is sitting flat on the buildplate, it is turned some random amount around the vertical axis. This is frustrating if I am trying to orient a part to another so they can share a support tower, or to make room for other objects. Is this normal behaviour? Pete
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    eMail notification not working?

    I've had this problem as well. Could it be related to the fact that two reply text boxes open when you use the reply function? Using Chrome here. Pete P.S. took three tries to get this to go. Had to cut and paste the quotes to put them in the text box at the bottom of the page and write my reply there.
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    eMail notification not working?

    I've had this problem as well. Could it be related to the fact that two reply text boxes open when you use the reply function? Using Chrome here.
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    Just a goofy tip for glue

    I've found when using a glue stick it spreads much more evenly if I wait until the bed is about 1/2 way to its final temperature. Just have to be fairly quick about it. Pete
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    Ultimaker 3 Support Print Failures

    Thank you for the replies, I will check out the horizontal expansion settings. I have also discovered that orienting multiple parts so that the support structure 'overlaps' and merges is helpful. Pete
  13. Hi all I have been using our new Ultimaker 3 with varied success, but have consistently had problems with support structures. What has been happening pretty consistently is that the support tower does not bond well to the buildplate, and is knocked over during the printing, resulting in a big mess of PVA bits. Is there a way to provide a bigger footprint at the buildplate for the PVA support? I feel like that would help a lot with this problem. But just as likely I am just too inexperienced at this point. Using Cura 2.4(beta) and the Ultimaker supplied PLA and PVA. Pete
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