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    Configuration errors, ALL THE TIME

    As I was saying... That's how I started my day this morning.
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    Configuration errors, ALL THE TIME

    I have by the way uninstalled and reinstalled Cura multiple times in the past but something I do (and by the sound of it something only I do) creates havoc inside Cura. I use configurations pretty extensively since I print with a wide range of materials and print cores. There are still some bugs in the way Cura saves and restores configurations, and I know to work around them, but I have no way of working around this issue. When this happens it's game over every time.
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    Configuration errors, ALL THE TIME

    The problem is not backup (I'm making backups manually in any event). The problem is that I constantly get configuration errors and to make things worse, backup seems to also backup the problem, so if I reset Cura and lose everything, and then restore my last backup, the configuration error is also restored.
  4. This is getting a bit tiring now. I see this screen at least once a month, sometimes twice. Always when I have the least amount of time available to re-do EVERYTHING in cura. I always use the latest Cura, as I'm doing now. Always the latest stable firmware. New laptop, everything updated and working perfectly. Except Cura which has been giving me endless issues as has been reported on this forum at length, always relating to configurations and settings that go haywire. I've recently installed the Cura backup extension in the hope that, if this problem can't be fixed, at least I can work around it. But no, after restoring my latest backup I'm greeted by this window immediately. So the backup has backed up the bug and restored the bug. @Ultimaker guys, please help. I'm getting beyond desperate now. I'm increasingly using Simplify3d not because I want to, because I don't have time to check, repair, nurse, troubleshoot and re-adjust my Cura settings all the time. I appreciate the constant addition of nice features in Cura but can you please pull up the handbrake for a while and sort out this very fundamental problem.
  5. I've had the same problem a few times in the last few days. My UM3 goes into a frenzy and keeps purging with no end in sight. The only way to stop it is to switch off the machine. In my case it also happened after an aborted print.
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    Cura simply not working after profile creation

    @lfei and other Ultimaker people, there still seems to be a problem with the way Cura's saves/retrieves profiles. Not as bad as it used to be before 4.3.1 but it's still not working right. When you update a profile with current settings/overrides it saves most of the settings most of the time but it's not reliable as some settings may have changed randomly when that profile is loaded again. I still have to check them all the time because every now and again some value changes all by itself. Tonight I had to interrupt my normal routine and print a small part in PLA using the recommended settings, and when I finished that job and continued with my "normal" work, I loaded my workhorse ASA profile. However suddenly it was unrecognizable. The following values were not as I saved them (I selected "discard" in case you were wondering.) Layer height Wall line count Outer before inner walls Z seam alignment Infill density Initial printing temperature Final printing temperature Retraction distance Infill speed Outer wall speed Inner wall speed Combing mode Retract before outer wall Enable print cooling Build plate adhesion type Dual Extrusion (all the settings there were different) Slicing tolerance Infill optimization Enable coasting NONE of the above settings were as I had saved them even though I've updated the profile bit by bit over the past few weeks to get it perfect. Now I have to re-do it all over again, just to re-do it again at some unexpected point in future. Guys, my UM3 is not a toy, I'm trying to run a business here and can't afford to re-do stuff over and over again in Cura. Can you please help and sort this out, or if I'm misunderstanding the concept of profiles please explain it to me. The way I see it, if the grey star appears after I make a change, I have changed the profile and if I'm satisfied with my change I can update the profile and the star disappears, and next time I load the profile my settings will be back. If my understanding is correct, then I'm sad to say there is a bug and it's costing me time and sometimes filament if these changes happen and I don't catch them in time.
  7. Why would Cura generate support in mid air? Not small bits either, I'm talking whole structures. My settings are at the bottom. I'm on Cura 3.4.1
  8. @DF-Werkzeugservice I think you are right. I have narrowed it down with 99.9% certainty to the printcore itself. I think it's partly blocked in a permanent way because I've cleaned it many times but the result always stays the same. Alternatively it may be a temperature issue whereby somehow the print core slowly cools down as it prints because of a temp sensor issue. Now that I use another print core things work fine. Maybe I can give breakaway another try since I always used this printcore for that, and from day 1 it was a bit of a disaster.
  9. I bought a UM3 extended about 9 months ago and my experience with it has been up and down. Some really great prints but more often than not, failed prints for no apparent reason. Anything longer than a 18 hour print seems to be a gamble on my machine. I attributed it to inexperience however my results have become worse since buying the printer, not better. I thought it's because I'm using non-UM materials (I use Formfutura mostly) so I got myself a few rolls of true blue Ultimaker ABS and printed with Cura recommended settings using a 0.4mm print core, not changing a single thing, hoping to see better results. And 12 hours in, this is what I got. I sometimes get the same from Breakaway (especially when using recommended settings) which is why I stopped using the stuff. What could be the problem? Can my print core somehow be defective?
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    Cura simply not working after profile creation

    @lfei it does appear to be fixed now. If I notice anything funny I'll report it but so far so good!
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    Cura simply not working after profile creation

    Nallath thanks for the response. I didn't change my build plate to elliptic. I guess it's one of the strange settings that appeared automatically with so many others. I'll check out the plugin. For now I'm uninstalling every trace of Cura and re-installing it again so that I can start fresh (again).
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    Cura simply not working after profile creation

    To make it really simple to understand here is my problem in pictures. When I load Cura with profile "Apollo X + Breakaway 0.4" I see these incorrect numbers which come seemingly from nowhere: So I correct them: I then do this: And when I click the mouse left button my temperatures instantly revert back to this: How do I fix this? Exporting and re-importing profiles don't help. Only thing that worked last time was to delete my profiles and start from scratch, but that was only only a temporary fix.
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    Cura simply not working after profile creation

    @nallath attached is a project file where this happens. Where on earth Cura gets the temperature settings for Breakaway I don't know especially after correcting it what feels like a million times by now. This is causing failed prints so I have to check all my settings every single time. Because Cura changes them with no rhyme or reason when I least expect it. In this instance the profile "Apollo + Breakaway 0.4" was perfect until sometime last night when it must have changed itself again. This morning I see I have a failed print and guess why. The breakaway temperature is too low. I'm unable to correct and update the profile now. It just reverts back to 215, 220 and 205 which is no good. It also doesn't correspond with the temperatures in "materials". Can somebody please look at this because it is practically rendering my UM3 useless. I don't have time to check every single setting before every single print, and currently I have to do that. This problem occurred also with the previous version of Cura. I am at my wit's end. My laptop is new. I keep everything up to date. Rebooting or restarting doesn't help. Uninstalling and reinstalling Cura helps for a while but then it starts again. Heater Vent.curaproject.3mf
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    Why does my prime tower look like this?

    Don't know what caused it but after I restarted Cura the squares went away and I haven't seen them since.
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    Cura simply not working after profile creation

    Back to the original post. Despite my material being labelled as "ABS" in materials, with a print temperature of 245 and all the correct settings for that filament, the system changes it to 200 degrees for no apparent reason. I don't use any material that prints at 200 so I'm at a loss where that comes from. So whereas the hierarchy may explain some behaviors this one remains a mystery, along with all the other settings that get scrambled once I create a new profile from current settings.
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