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  1. Based on the results I'm getting, I think that the "Initial Layer Flow" setting is a first-layer modifier of the flow rate configured in Cura. So if I have my flow rate set at 82% and I configure my Initial Layer Flow to 100%, I'm going to get 82%. Again, this is from my observations, not from any deep understanding of how things work under the covers. I just know that my first layer doesn't seem to differ significantly in coverage/density from subsequent layers; when I print at 100% flow rate and 100% Initial Layer Flow, my first layer looks much denser (although my subsequent layers are over
  2. Satisfying my perversions almost always gets someone into trouble πŸ˜†
  3. This one's a keeper! It moves exactly the way I'd expect it to, including honoring the perverted Z inversion I've enabled in OctoPrint 😁 Thanks!
  4. Hi @ahoeben, Sorry, it looks like I'm getting exactly the same results with the development snapshot, and when I look at the version information it still shows version 3.5.14 in both the configuration dialog and the store "installed" list. I also tried removing the plugin, restarting Cura, and dragging the download onto the buildplate again but that didn't make any difference. Is there anything else I can do to help you debug this?
  5. Ender 5 Plus w/SKR 1.4 Turbo, Marlin bugfix-2.0.x, Cura 4.6.1/Windows, OctoPrint plug-in 3.5.14, OctoPrint 1.4.0 on a Raspberry Pi 4 running Buster. Not sure exactly what's happening here, but when I click the left or right arrows in the jog position control in Cura w/OctoPrint plug-in, this GCode appears on the terminal: Send: G91 Recv: ok P15 B7 Send: G0 X-0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0 F3000 Recv: ok P15 B7 Send: G90 Recv: ok P15 B7 So nothing happens ... the hotend doesn't move. When I click the forward or backward arrows, the hotend moves as expected. However ... When I clic
  6. In my case load time went from 20.23s to 16.09s. This is the time it took from double-click to launch to visibility of the build volume. I'll take a 20% improvement in load time any day. And that's 4 seconds less I'll have to wait for my 27 hour print! πŸ˜‚
  7. The screenshot you included in your last post appears to be the contents of a zip archive. I downloaded the individual file and it loaded into Cura 4.6 just fine:
  8. Sort of a theoretical question, but I think there's something to think about here. With a printer that supports ABL and stores a mesh, there are areas of the build surface that are, shall we say, more active in the Z axis than others. The printer handles the modifications for extrusion to accommodate these, and (probably) does a reasonably good job in eliminating the variances. I'm wondering though: Would there be any advantage for print quality and performance by Cura having access to the printer's bed level mesh in support of planning an optimal model layout?
  9. No worries, @ahoeben, and I hope I wasn't perceived as critical of your efforts. I just didn't want the issue confused by unintended misinformation πŸ˜„
  10. @expiredramennoodles, I think you missed the point of my post. I have the Z-axis inverted in OctoPrint so that bed movement follows control selection. If I click down-arrow in OctoPrint, the bed moves down. If I click up-arrow, it moves up. This is identical to the Ender 5 Plus front panel Z-axis control. In the Cura plugin, the OctoPrint Z-axis control customization is currently not evaluated when it obtains the configuration data via the API, and thus its Z-axis controls work opposite those in OctoPrint. When I click down-arrow in Cura's Monitor panel, the bed moves up, and when
  11. LOL it appears I am not alone in my observation. See the reviews for the add-in 😁
  12. Both files produce exactly the same result, though ... even after resetting the units in F360. The model is 1/10th the size it should be in Cura, and placed at 0,0 on the bed rather than near the center. A binary comparison of the files shows major differences in content, too. But I don't know what the file structure is so I may be barking up the wrong tree with that observation.
  13. Sure, I've attached two versions of the file: one created with the units set to mm, the other with the units set to cm. Fusion 360's 3mf support is provided through an add-in, which does not let you export individual bodies. Their stl support is more tightly integrated, supporting individual bodies and even launching an external application (like Cura) to process the STL as part of the normal workflow. Ableton Stand with Logo Scaled in cm.3mf Ableton Stand with Logo Scaled in mm.3mf
  14. FYI ... .3mf doesn't work either. I've tried exporting the model with both mm and cm set as the units, and regardless of how they're set, I have to scale it by 1000% to get it to print at the right size. This could be a Fusion 360 issue, but I currently don't have any other applications that support .3mf to test it with.
  15. Didn't realize Cura recognized anything other than .obj and .stl ... still fairly new to this.
  16. I guess I need to eat my words ... it's apparently a change in order of magnitude that Blender doesn't get along with either: So ... apologies. I understand the issue now. The exponents are actually being correctly interpreted, but the assumption is that that "1 unit" is 1mm.
  17. How do you account for the differences in the exponents in the facet stanzas? That very obviously indicates a change in order of magnitude, and it's obviously something that Cura is not correctly interpreting.
  18. I've created some stands for an Ableton Push 2 MIDI controller in Fusion 360. For convenience's sake I set the measurement units in F360 to centimeters. However, when I export the STL and load it into Cura 4.5, it materializes on the bed at 1/10th of its intended size. I can re-scale it in Cura by 1000% and it looks right, but I'm surprised I have to do that. If I set the units to millimeters in F360 and re-export the STL, it looks normal. Here's what a cm-scaled STL looks like compared to a mm-scaled version without being re-scaled in Cura: And here's the diff ou
  19. Thanks. I've subscribed to the issue so I won't forget either 😁
  20. Then I am hopeful. Thank you for taking an interest in this feature! I understand that you may have competing priorities, and that it may take a while to implement (or never happen). Regardless, I am delighted and grateful that you've built this plugin; it makes the process of pushing jobs to my printer completely seamless.
  21. So, I'm feeling a little guilty. I went back into my OctoPrint configuration for the Ender 5 Plus and noted that I have "Invert Control" checked for the Z axis. I set it that way so it would mirror the movement controls in the actual printer's settings screen. So, I guess it would be nice for Cura to support a similar option, and I withdraw (and apologize for) my complaint about what seemed to be a bug to me 😁
  22. It makes sense, but for a display that otherwise so closely mimics the functionality provided by the OctoPrint Control tab, it's counter-intuitive. If would be nice if this was a user-customizable option 😁
  23. I normally use the OctoPrint Control tab to monitor my prints, but I happened to notice that Cura's plug-in offers a Monitor page that provides much of the same functionality. It seems to work fine, with one exception: Pressing the "down" button causes the bed to rise, and the "up" button causes it to lower. A little counter-intuitive ... I searched the forums and didn't find any other posts reporting this issue ... is there a way to fix this?
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