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dchurch

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  1. Artfreak45, Again, thank you. I also just figured out that the exported ***.curaprofile files can be opened directly using Microsoft WordPad (Windows 10). I just used the right click "open with" command and it worked perfectly! NotePad also worked but the text was not correctly formatted. This is pretty convenient for printing a shop copy or sharing profile settings on user forums...
  2. We had zero adhesion problems during a two year period using a removable sheet of 1/8" glass and Aquanet Superhold Hairspray.The above product may be a non-aerosol version of that. Nice! We always allowed the glass to heat to about 40C on the bed then removed it and gave it a light coat of hairspray followed by about 15 seconds of drying time using a hair drier. We used 2 or 3 of these light quick drying coats then attach the glass to the bed and brought it to 110C for immediate printing. Hundreds of prints with zero problems. Every once in a while we would clean off the glass and
  3. Update! I have to add that the only slicer I have used for years is Cura (it came with our first printer). Cura has always served us well for printing but as you can see I've struggled a bit with keeping records of my prints, profiles, and settings. I've always wished there was a way to print or make pofile notes... I recently downloaded Slic3r Prusa Edition. I am really excited by the attention to organizing. There is also a generous Notes area for each printer setup and another for each filament profile. The Notes section even supports cut and paste from suppli
  4. Sorry this is somewhat off topic, but cjc0306 reminded me that capturing and printing profiles is still a pain. So I've started using a clip board along with this form that I made up. The "Item" is normally the file name. I have a naming method for Cura Profiles including: Date of Creation, Material Type and Manufacturer, and Name of a memorable item that helps me recall the quality and features that the profile was developed for. It would still be nice to able to print profiles but at least I can reference them on this form and make notes about the tweaks that I use fo
  5. Hey Art, I'm glad I subscribed to this thread. I appreciate your post and will have to take a look at that method. Well done, dc
  6. Understood, The Ultimaker support sounds great! Yes, I print with multiple manufacturers and as you know there are a lot of variables that come with that. I do not expect generic profiles to be all that reliable. The paper copy is not intended as a back up. It's for a shop reference. I'm putting together a 3 ring binder of my collection of profiles. I can use tabs for material type. So if I'm working with a structural model for outdoor use I can go to the ASA section and see what profile I have on hand. "Perfect, here's one that I've used for similar projects on th
  7. Good tip Nallath! I could use a complete print for a baseline profile and then prints and notes to changes only. Yellowshark, I'm not surprised. When I posted the question I honestly thought there was a method I was simply missing. Thanks Ahoeben, That sounds promising. I am very new to the forum or any public discussion of the subject. But I suspect plenty of folks would benefit from a user friendly summary. Personally I have two related uses. One is having a printout that I can compare and make notes on during profile tests and development. The second use is ha
  8. Here's a follow up: I found a free text grabber (OCR) called Capture2Text that works pretty well for this. In Cura go to: Settings/Profiles/Manage Profiles Select a profile from your list. Select the Global Settings tab and capture that text using Capture2Text and paste it into your text document of choice (I used MS Word) Select the Extruder tab and capture/paste each section, scroll the Extruder window as needed. The results is a user friendly document that you can save, edit, print... It is a pretty painless operation with much nicer results than screen
  9. Thank you, I installed the plugin and have briefly explored the list of view options. The View All Quality Changes looks promising . The html is copy/past friendly so maybe I can create a form... Still, it would be nice if Cura's profile window could be opened to full screen then captured or sent to a printer. It currently takes about 12 screen shots to capture all the full menu. I guess that's why I see so many partial profile images posted on the web. OT: Major kudos to the Cura developers. For example, the Adaptive Layers function is brilliant! It's working wond
  10. Q. Is there a way to print a paper copy of profile settings? I have a number of custom CURA profiles that I have developed over time. I would like to file a paper copy with my 3D prints in my shop and use them to highlight changes and make notes... I don't see a print out option in Cura, or a way to copy/paste a profile into a document. I have been making screen captures to stitch together and print, but that's a PITA. Thank you, dc
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