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  1. He, I print with 0.2 and 0.15 nozzles with CURA 4.0.0. The few cool filament remaining in the nozzle at start tends to generate on the next print an under-extrusion or worse a clogging. I eliminate this problem by extruding -before each new print- 5cms at the first layer temperature + 15 °c. In the same spirit, I fully retract the filament at the end of each print : G1 E-160 F600 … again with an extrudeur T° set at first layer temperature +15°. It works perfectly and I have no more worries. I set both higher T° manually in my start/end g_codes but have to update them at each first layer T° change (filament change). In the start/end g_code, the formula M104 S {material_print_temperature_layer_0} to obtain a T ° equal to the first layer T° defined in CURA 4.0.0 profile works fine. But how to increase it by + 15 ° ? I tried unsuccessfully various formulas: M104 S{material_print_temperature_layer_0 + 15} or M104 S {material_print_temperature_layer_0 +15}, or M104 S{(material_print_temperature_layer_0) +15} or M104 S {material_print_temperature_layer_0 * 1.1} None works. Any suggestion ? Many tks Philippe
  2. Tests with different values for the adaptive layers threshold parameter. We print our locomotive with 0.081 layers. it's good, although some too small details are not printed optimally. With layers of 0.05, the details are improved, but the overall quality seems less good. The use of adaptive layers is therefore an excellent solution. Congratulations to ctbeke. I found this post and this other post Well, I did not found a mathematically understandable answer to my above question, but I understood how to set up this superb function. In my case : Layer height : 0.081 initial layer height : 0.16 Adaptative layer maximum variation : 0.03 which allow layers from 0.051 till 0.111 Adaptative layers variation step size : 0.012 ( = 0.051, 0.063, 0.075, 0.087, ……….. 0.087 , 0.099 , 0.111) I then performed tests with different values of the "adaptive layers threshold" to compare the results with a print made either only with 0.081 layers (20H46) or with 0.05 (33H03). The result shows a variation of the layers height (and therefore the duration) not constant. I have summarized it in the table below. After a visual study, we decided to use for this model a value of 500, which generate this slicing : Phil
  3. He, into this beautiful slicer, there is a parameter "adaptive layers treshold" with a default value set at 200.0 . At which angle corresponds this value ? is it tan(angle) = 0.2 which means an angle of +- 11.5° ? Just to clarify, in such a case, a switch angle of 45° should be set at 1000.0 because tan(45°) = 1.0. Correct ? many tks. Phil
  4. I feel this display so clear.
  5. I think this plugin is no longer necessary with the new version as you may position the panel anywhere in the 3D viewer. Look at the explanations on https://ultimaker.com/en/blog/52886-innovate-with-ultimaker-cura-41
  6. OUPS65

    line width

    Many tks for your answser with your helpfull feedback. Congratulations for yours prints..... We also have to face with the macro pictures distorsions. We are printing with an 0.15mm nozzel with a layer heigth of 0.08mm. This work well too : To fix the ideas for the duckboard : the rectangular holes are 0.36mm x 0.36mm and the solid part between two holes to a width of 0.274mm. His thickness is 0.374mm. The filament used is a PLA PREMIUM from 3DONLINE. our discussion between us was about the CURA process : Any idea how does CURA react on the flow if we reduce the line width by 10% as per their recommandations ? some said that the flow is automatically reduced by 10%, others said that Cura do not impact on the flow when changing this line width setting ? Many tks Philippe
  7. OUPS65

    line width

    He, I am printing with a 0.15mm nozzel and I am a little be lost to improve the print quality. CURA 4.0.0 recommend to "slightly reducing the line width value could produce a better print". a/ How does CURA react on the flow if I reduce the line width by 10% ? by reducing the flow by 10% , with no change on the flow ? with ???? b/ why could I expect a quality improvement ? many thanks for your input. Philippe
  8. I have an Anycubic I3 mega and a MK3S. I connect both without any problem via USB ( Windows 10 family version 1809) under Pronterface. I am out till end of the week. when back, I will check under CURA with your wonderfull Sidebar GUI. ( Did I say tks for it ?)
  9. Correct, the Sidebar GUI is working quite well and is very powerfull.
  10. Well. I un-install both versions 3.6.0 and 4.0.0 with "Revo uninstaller" to be sure to clear every things, and re-install 4.0.0 and 3.6.0. Miraculously, the section "support blocker" has reappeared on both sides. ouf :)
  11. He, tks for your answer. This was ok in 3.6 but not on my 4.0.0 version : Note that if I import 3MF file which include blocker from 3.6 , they are still working well. I may handle them in 4.0.0 without problem (copy ok) but can not create any new one What did I miss ? kind regards
  12. Sorry for this question, but where did you found the "support blocker" option in the new 4.0.0 version ? Tks
  13. powerfull job. I like the add-on. I am using it with 4.0.0 version. thanks a lot. one question : where is the "support bloker (E) " ?
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