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  1. Another idea, that I realize gets complicated with a larger number of extruders, would just be to display both nozzles as a double collum. I've kinda always dreamed of this. I spend a lot of time going back and forth - which used to be instant but now takes ~10 seconds.... I guess I'd like to see something like this: Maybe I'll toss it on GitHub and see if it gets a bite.
  2. I'd upload your plate, once worked out, as an STL.
  3. I would REALLY appreciate a simple method to just copy ALL settings from one extruder to another. Yes, there are special circumstances where some people may not want this - my printer with entirely different extruders would be one. But most of my dual nozzle set ups ARE identical, and I can't say the number of times I've gotten a profile from someone or reviewed one of my own where it's a problem. I would be willing to disable one extruder, then re-enable it and have the program ask me to import all setting from active extruder - so I could tune in 1 color then just ena
  4. Probably the easiest thing would be to save several versions (STL's): 5 masks, 0.2 layers 10 masks, 0.15 layers etc. That would be pretty trivial to load. On Prusa's site you could even post pre-sliced code - though if someone can't slice, can they even check that the mask printed right?
  5. I have an IDEX printer, and when one nozzle retracts, and parks, the second nozzle will unretract, then move to the location for the print - often leading to a small blob on the nozzle which ends up on the object. While I have been able to use a prime tower to dump the extra on, I would like to print without using one - prints occasionally fail due to prime tower issues, especially on variable layer heights. Is there a way to ensure the un-retract happens AFTER the extruder switch is complete and the nozzle is above the part, or perhaps as a stop-gap do another retract
  6. This is what I was thinking, with 3 pyramid "masks" and each has a set of break away legs. It's not as straightforward as I was hoping for though it would work well in an advanced program.
  7. I recently printed a bunch of nested road-cones, with the same concerns - you save a lot of man-hours by just stacking them. I'll often use an external program (like MS 3D Builder) to make a set of objects how I like, then import them. You could add a small cylinder (say, 2mm dia, 5 high or whatever your offset it. Then stacking them in some programs would be trivial. That break away peg would be all that connects them). Similarly, using the numerical input on the "move" command can make it easier to get a regular stack - and save a .3mf to capture it all once you have
  8. It still seems like, if you created said printer (or just update your "normal" one), then select it from the list after loading.
  9. Huh, that last bit is a good suggestion, I think it would work. Thanks!
  10. I wanted to make a simple test print with two flat squares, separated by ~nozzle distance to check if either is scraping the other. Testing the righthand nozzle for scraping while the left is printing means I need to print two objects, and I'd like the lefthand one to print last. Right now I don't see how to do this. Is it easy/possible?
  11. You could create a hybrid, by importing the one with the file, then taking what you want from yours and pasting it in, creating a 'printer' you like....
  12. I had the same question - how to I figure out which setting are "changed" so I know what will copy?
  13. Oh, it could be that the profile was developed on a machine with one extruder disabled..... Still digging....
  14. Howdy! I reinstalled CURA to have a clean build, created two dual extruder FFF printers, and as far as CURA's concerned their only differences are the first printer ("CM2") has one 0.6 mm nozzle and one 0.4 mm, the other ("D3H") has both 0.4 nozzles. EDIT: It looks like it's not the printer, but the profile. I don't see anything in the definitions that should make them behave different - perhaps it's some other setting I have I don't know about, and perhaps it isn't... If somoene knows, I'd really appreciate being able to use my small nozzle for detai
  15. I've found I've had to bump the acceleration way down on a printer that never had those issues before.... I keep putting it down, and it keeps coming back. All my skipping has been in Y-axis, and generally turning the speed down helps I'm just digging into it and don't have enough for a coherent post - also I've only been noticing this for a couple months.... I'm more just lurking but if others are seeing it I, too, encourage you to post.
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