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  1. Hi Carla, thanks for that. Sorry, I'm only seeing this there now. I posted this queastion on the FB Ultimkaer Owners group at the same time. Erin Oliver got back to me, to say to turn off any plugin-ins. I had a post-process gcode script plugin active to display the line height on the LCD. Once I turned this off, it printed just as before. 🙂
  2. Hi folks, I've a strange one. My UM3 has recently started to pause a print, usually on the first layer and more often right after the initial blob in hte front corner. It doesn't always happen, but it's very frustrating. I'm using the latest release of Cura. It never happened on previous Cura releases. Have any of ye come across this? It's not a model geometry issue, as I've printed this previously. The models are my own designs, no glitches in the STLs, like needing to patch the mesh and my firmware is up-to-date. I've tried a few other things, but no joy. I've orders coming
  3. Hi, I received the notification that a new version of Cura was ready to download and I was delighted to see that you have a new feature called Intent Profiles. When I installed the update, I was really disappointed that you are not continuing to support UM3 in the software roll-outs. Can you not open up the profiles to be applicable on the UM3 too? I can't afford and have no plans to move up to an S5 model for what I am doing with it at home. Shane
  4. Hi Arturas, Do the springs on the filament feeders tighten enough for grab the 1.75mm filament?
  5. Thanks again Gr5, I came across this great set-by-step tutorial. It's well written, but I'll have to re-read it a few times before I dig into it. I've become spoilt in the age of YouTube - my skills at extracting the info off the page aren't what they were :) https://fbrc8.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/207813353-Replacing-Parts-on-the-X-Y-Axis
  6. Hi again Gr5, There are no cracks, at least visible to the naked eye. I'd to abort this print too, as the rear end of the y-axis bar popped out again. I was trying to work out what I changed lately to make it fail - I oiled the printhead's rods - their entire lengths last week. So I think it's as simple as that (un)fortunately! I've wiped them down and added a single circumferential-length of Scotch 3M Magic Tape at the point where the rear rod will be gripped by the slider block. The slippery rods combined with the loose slider could have only one ending. I hope that this print wi
  7. Hi Gr5, Sorry, I didn't but I'd tagged the UM3. I've the black ones, so it might be just bad luck. I've gone around the whole unit tightening everything and have another print on at the moment and it looks good - so far. I was in touch with my re-seller and the slider block plastic parts are only a euro plus VAT and delivery, so I'm going to order 4 with the belts. I'd prefer to be looking at them instead of for them, when they do need to be replaced. It's a pain, but I feel relieved to know that they are consumables and do wear out. I was more concerned that it shouldn't be happe
  8. Hi, I'm hoping someone will be able to help me. I've had 4 failed prints in as many days now. I've tightened up the pulleys and the short belts onto the stepper motors. I had luckily printed two alignment clips to ensure that the axis rods were aligned. But the problem is continuing, the slider blocks are not holding the x-axis rod. The rear one pops out mostly, but they're both not adequately holding the rod. It's not loose - just that they can release the rod if it knocked against a building print for example, but the prints are fine - until they stop. There's no evidence of the print h
  9. Hi, What's the pitch of the lead screw in the UM3 - is it 8mm? Here's a great video from Filament Friday on the application of the Magic Number for determining the layer height in the Slicer settings. He has loads of other great tutorials too.
  10. What's the pitch of the lead screw in the UM3 - is it 8mm? Here's a great video from Filament Friday on the application of the Magic Number for determining the layer height in the Slicer settings. He has loads of other great tutorials too.
  11. Hi again Ahoeben, great - I'll try that. Thanks for your help!
  12. Hi Ahoeben, thanks for getting back onto me on NY's Day! I have an UM3 at home and I want to be able to monitor and cancel prints if needed from work or just away from the house. I didn't intend to slice via the OctoPrint, but I was looking forward to being able to run timelapses of the prints. I can access the interface of Cura Connect while on the home network, but how do I do this when offsite? The UM camera viewpoint isn't ideal for determining if a print is succeeding in reality, so I have a babycam sitting on to of my perspex housing for a plan view that I can log into on
  13. Hi, is there any way to connect OctoPrint to an UltiMaker 3? For some reason, it was decided to not include a USB b-type connector on the back - only the female on the front. I bought a male-to-male cable, hoping that could work, but no joy. I'm no coder, so there's now way I'd be savvy enough to run code or other such workaround - I'm looking for a plug-&-play solution. I've the Pi all set up with OctoPrint and I can see the webcam monitor from the network. I haven't gotten to the point of getting the DNS sync'd my IP address, as I was attempting to get the printer connected first
  14. Thanks Ghostkeeper. I actually solved it myself a few days ago - sorry, I should have updated my own entry! At least this was my problem...and solution. I had to reconnect the printer when I upgraded the software and in so doing, I had two printers assigned across the wi-fi. One of them wasn't approved on the printer's display, so this was causing a conflict. When I went to the IP address on my browser, I saw the 2nd instance of the printer at the bottom of the screen and deleted it. My camera became visible straight away.
  15. Hi, I've another issue. The camera works, but I can only see the live stream on the iPhone app (when on the home wifi network). The monitor tab in Cura 3.3.1 shows the print progress, but just greys over when I click in the camera icon. I've the latest firmware on the UM3 too. Any ideas? It was working before on the 3.2.1 release, so it's probably a glitch in this release - has anyone else this problem? It's a pain, as I was monitoring the print while I was at work and it was printing at home. I did this through remotely accessing my home network and running Cura. Now I'
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