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  1. @Capsaicin there is some documentation albeit scarce. People who get what to do don't write guides and for Cura the engine is merely a debug tool. Anyways, I'm doing all this for an art installation and plan to do some guides once everything's done. I'm actually doing the automated slicing + print job submission via API. Double trouble 🙂


    Anyways not much has changed and appending gcode is still the best approach it seems.

  2. I have the same issue:


    On 6/26/2019 at 9:22 PM, backbone said:

    I am also having trouble with sending a .gcode file to printjob API. i am using postman and have all other APIs working fine, including some that require the digest auth.

    I specify "file" and "jobname" as required. for "file" i use the file type and i select my file from the little file selector window.

    It's only when trying to send to print, I always get the response ""No file received".


    P.s - when i try the same call with same file and credentials via the "api documentation" ([IP]/docs/api/) in the chrome browser, it works fine and i can print.


    Did you manage to find a solution?


  3. Hey, sorry to bring this back but I'm facing exactly the same issue with an _S3. What was the final workaround?


    In my case, what's missing:

    material GUID

    printing time

    filament amount


    My 'dirty' thought was to save terminal output to a .txt, take the lines I need and extract values through some shell or python, and then append to the gcode?

  4. Hello,


    I'm looking to use curaEngine with UM S3. I have some automatically generated .stl files that are a bit wonky and too large for the build plate.


    The ultimate goal is to be able to:
    load model /

    repair /
    resize to fit the plate /

    set to 0s on XYZ /

    set infill /

    set extruder /

    export gcode.


    I was looking for hints in ultimaker_s3.def.json for relevant settings but I guess I'm not experienced enough, or perhaps looking in the wrong place?

    Thanks in advance.


  5. Hi,


    I have a series of .stl files that are minor variations of the same object. Considering this, I would like to be able to make the same adjustments to them before printing, a sort of a saved slicing instructions, either through the GUI or through the command interface.


    I.e. scaling the model down, placing on 0, setting same infill, adding support enforcers. Instead of doing it manually at each time, I would like to load a settings file.


    Thanks for the help.

  6. @geert_2 Fair point. Actually, the exhibition staff will still be taking the prints off the plate, cleaning the plate, changing the filaments, and so on.


    If we can't automate properly, of course I will ask them to submit the gcode manually. However, (at least) slicing is really not an option and has to be done automatically.


    Let's just say that automation is quite a big part of the installation for various reasons. Also, 'failure' of the print as such in this context is an option, hence I'm not so precious about the slicing/gcode being perfect or the printer throwing threads of plastic all over the place.


    Hope that makes sense 🙂


  7. We're doing an art installation. In short, every day, an .stl file will be automatically generated that needs to be sliced and launched for printing on its own. 


    I tried reading some previous posts and assembling information from bits, but perhaps it is best if all my questions are gathered together:


    1) Is the Ultimaker model important, and what's the difference? Ideally I would communicate via Wifi but could also set up a Ubuntu-running device and connect via USB. U2 would be my primary option simply because we don't need dual extrusion, but it seems U3 has WiFi enabled features?

    2) Could somebody indicate a good starting point(s), or maybe some scripts already exist? I imagine a python script for slicing via CuraEngine and then sending via serial?


    Thanks in advance.

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