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  1. Oooops, my mistake. SandervG, thank you for moving it.
  2. A useful tool for Cura would be a floating (point A to Z, horizontal and vertical) measurement tool. Sure, at the base, you can easily guess what the distance is by the 10mm squares, but above the base, there's not a current way to determine a length or height from point to point.
  3. Thanks to all that replied. Specifically, I have an .stl file that's got a solid base, then one mm up is a logo and text which I want in a finer resolution which I will change filament. I want the text and logo to appear with a better resolution as the base does not need to be.
  4. Is there a tutorial on how to change resolution from .2 to another height, say mid print, to a finer .10 resolution? Here on this forum and/or on YouTube. Much appreciated for those who do answer.
  5. I've lost the ability to center my object. I've gone back to version 3.2.0
  6. Brulti, thank you for your response. Thanks to you, I now know that I can create a "conical support." As for the measurement tool. Yes, you're right there also, but on the Cura build plate, if I have to re-size in all or only x, y, or z axis, it then throws off any distance anywhere off the build plate. Going back and forth between Cura and a CAD program is insufficient in time and trouble. Having a Cura tool handy after changing sizing would be so helpful.
  7. All of us need some kind of measurement tool. Currently, the only way to measure is based on the build plate/s two-color squares (10mm). But, when we need to measure ABOVE the build plate, from one part of the build to another (same layer) part, we have to either guess or take the file to a CAD program. What an inconvenience! Another idea: To save filament, how about support structures that taper (conical) up to a smaller point. My 2¢
  8. To save time in removing supports for a 3D print, I am suggesting "tapered" support, so that by the time the object's support reaches the underside of the needed support, the support structure itself is smaller so that is it easy to remove. Seems, as it stands now, supports are the same diameter at the build plate and up to the needed underside of the printed object. **** Also, within Cura, a needed tool: A way to measure (from point A to point B), just like in any CAD program. There's always a need to verify/need to measure any part of an object to be printed. The only way now is to rotate the object against the build plate within Cura to get an "idea" of the measurement, but it's not really accurate enough.
  9. Yes, the Bowden tube IS suppose to rest against the heatbreak. Make sure you cut the Bowden tube straight across so there's no, I mean NO opening between the Bowden tube and the heatbreak. To make insertion of filament easier, at the entry point for the filament, take a drill bit, slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the Bowden tube and (no electric drill) hand twist the drill bit against the Bowden tube creating a tapered opening so the filament slides easily into the Bowden tube. *** If you want to insure you don't get your Bowden tube to melt against the heatbreak, go to https://www.captubes.com/shop/ ..... from the heatbreak to the top of your hotend, leaving a few inches above, cut the Capricorn tube to fit. No need to have a full length of Capricorn tube to your extruder motor (if you're not using a direct drive system). All you'll need is a connector between the Capricorn tube and the regular PTFE tube. A connector can be found on https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2717271
  10. Thanks all for your input. Much appreciated. I should have mentioned....I do have Cura 15.04.6. It's pretty simple and works, but not many "extras" that could enhance the outcome (support structure, platform options, etc.). So, I can go ahead and install the latest (Cura 2.6.1) on my hard drive and expect the two to work independently. My concern is .ini settings overriding each other.
  11. Is there a successful way to have two different versions of Cura on the same computer? And, if so, what tips'n tricks are they so one doesn't conflict with the other version? Thank you in advance
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