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  1. ctbeke

    Introducing Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta

    @JohnInOttawa Thank you for those kind words. While it is true that pressure is high, also from the market, it's our job to make great products. It's always good to get feedback from the customers and community to see how we can improve. Next week I'll be attending FormNext personally to see what is out there and what people are looking for. I'll try my best to gather much input for the R&D department. @kmanstudios It was never my intention to come across as defensive or to insult you, or anyone else. So sincere apologies if that is how it was perceived, I tend to forget how awful the Internet is as as medium to communicate with the right intentions. I was merely trying to explain why not all materials would be supported via a profile from the beginning. That could indeed be described as defending that decision, as I personally understand why this was done. The main focus for the CC core is abrasive materials, but I can imagine that from another point of view, it seems weird that capable hardware would not be supported via software. I'll relay that information to the involved people internally, maybe more support might be added in later software versions?
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    Introducing Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta

    It's a pity you see it that way. We always try to deliver products with the highest possible quality, hence we have to focus on a few items instead of doing many. Did you visit our office at any time? If so, you'll see several rooms with big test rigs containing many printers and material setups, just to get the perfect profiles to deliver to customers. I think it's best to use the UM support channels to get an 'official' statement on this or request other products, as I'm not going to get into a discussion here about what and what not Ultimaker works on. Anyways, Cura is open for everyone, so there's not reason technically why you couldn't put PLA in that core as long as you take the time to dial in the settings.
  3. ctbeke

    Introducing Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta

    It is very time intensive to make the profiles work well to such a degree that Ultimaker is comfortable enough to release them, so we have to make choices in which profiles we invest time. If someone from the community with a CC core finds the time and energy to make PLA profiles for it, go right ahead and use it.
  4. ctbeke

    3.5.1 settings guide locks main screen

    This is because the plugin is a system dialog. Your OS prevents the main window from being accessed when a dialog is active, so it's hard for us to do anything about that unfortunately.
  5. ctbeke

    What takes priority: Material or Profile?

    Profile overrules material, but usually the printing temperature is defined in the material and the profile has a formula to take that value and add for example 10 degrees, instead of overriding it with a hardcoded value.
  6. ctbeke

    Cura 3.5.1 Saves Files as .ufp

    It's a new format we use for S5. It's basically a ZIP archive with the toolpath (G-code) and a preview image attached so we can show that on the S5 touch screen (and Cura Connect web interface). The format is fully open and specified on GitHub: https://github.com/Ultimaker/libCharon. It's an implementation of the OPC format (like docx is as well).
  7. This was a regression in 3.5. It has been reported on GitHub as well and will be fixed in the next release.
  8. ctbeke

    New: Ultimaker Cura 3.5

    We're waiting for the author of the solidworks plugin to make an update that is compatible with 3.5. Once that's done, it'll be available for update through the toolbox.
  9. ctbeke

    New: Ultimaker Cura 3.5

    I see several errors: serial.serialutil.SerialException: could not open port 'COM5': PermissionError(13, 'Access is denied.', None, 5) cura.Machines.MaterialManager.__addMaterialMetadataIntoLookupTree [255]: Material custom_material_cartesio_0.4_mm contains a variant 0.4 mm that does not exist. It will not be added into the material lookup tree. UM.VersionUpgradeManager._getUpgradeTasks [278]: Config file [.\Monoprice+Select+Mini+V2+%28E3D%29_user.inst.cfg] is of version [4000005], which is different from the defined version [2000000], no upgrade task for it from type [user]. I've forwarded it to the developers as well (I'm currently not working on Cura).
  10. ctbeke

    New: Ultimaker Cura 3.5

    Can you share the logs? Cura is supposed to upgrade your old configs to the new version, so something must have gone wrong in that process.
  11. ctbeke

    New: Ultimaker Cura 3.5

    You can try a 'Cura Connect reset' which is available via the printer's settings menu.
  12. ctbeke

    New: Ultimaker Cura 3.5

    This has since been solved on the master branch and will make it's way into the next release of Cura.
  13. ctbeke

    New: Ultimaker Cura 3.5

    Luckily it's a plugin, so it can easily be updated by the plugin author (indeed some Cura team members in this case) and distributed through the Toolbox!
  14. ctbeke

    Coming to a Cura near you

    That's awesome. Would be nice if those mesh fixing options are available on the context menu when you right-click on the model itself.
  15. ctbeke

    Cura connect shows wrong print job info

    Yes, there is an internal system to escalate tickets from 1st to 2nd to 3rd (developers) line support. Anything duplicated gets filtered out before it reaches the devs (to not 'waste' their time). Sometimes resellers can actually provide information on a (temporary) fix as well. So if you want fast support, always contact your reseller.
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