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  1. Well, it would seem that if you don't fill out a required field, the application is discarded. If some required fields don't apply, you can't fill out the form completely by definition, and the request will supposedly be discarded.
  2. Thanks for the heads up. This part of the terms and conditions seemed a bit ominous:
  3. I just got an e-mail about a sweepstake for an Ultimaker S3. When filling out the form I noticed that the fields for company, company size and company phone are required fields. However, when checking the terms and conditions, they mention nothing about entering on behalf of a company being a requirement. Is it possible to enter the competition as a private individual, or do you have to enter on behalf of your company/employer? Thanks for any guidance.
  4. Without knowing the specs I'd say, yes, you need a better computer, or at least a better graphics card. Cura should still work, just very slowly. That said, even an absolute low-end, but modern card like a GTX1030 or GTX1050 would make a world of difference in terms of responsiveness if you can afford it. You should be able to find it new for below $100 or used for $50 if you look. However, that won't help with slice times. You may also want to double check that you have drivers installed for whatever integrated graphics you do have.
  5. Have you done a quick visual inspection in preview mode between the two to see if anything looks very different or wrong? Preferably with color scheme set to line type to see if the new version does any weird choices with how it categorizes various parts of the model in terms of top/bottom/shell/infill.
  6. Since the announcement asked for feedback, here's mine. Would it perhaps be a good idea to add a free text field for specifying other (non-Ultimaker) printers? I appreciate that this is Ultimaker's forum, but Cura is one of your supported products. This information might actually be useful for answering questions in that subforum, (moreso than a simple "other") the same way that the other choices are relevant for the "Ultimaker only" parts of the forum.
  7. And also, besides checking for a second M140 command, this theory can be tested by looking for material_bed_temperature_layer_0 in the settings dump at the end of the G code file.
  8. I apologize for not reading the question properly and answering based on that. The only other way I can imagine that command being created is through the profile setting "build plate temperature initial layer" which is hidden by default. If that were the case, there should be a M140 S50 command later on in the G code. (Edit: Shown in your screenshot, but possibly overwritten by a profile change at that time.)
  9. These are set in two places. 1) These settings originally come from the material profiles. In the top of the screen, there's a menu bar with three sections. Click the middle section to reveal a window with a selection of material and nozzle size. Click the material and select a profile or click manage materials. Here you can create material profiles with custom settings. 2) However, if you are experimenting in day to day use, it's probably more common to use a temperature setting override. Click the right part of the same menu bar. This reveals a window with settings for the layer he
  10. In this case, Cura sees that the gap between the walls is exactly 1 nozzle width, and reckons it might as well fill that in with a straight line. This gives a slightly higher material use, but a stronger part. However, it also comes at the price of printing those walls at a fairly slow speed. My recommendation in this case would be to set the wall thickness to 3 (which will indeed print like your top picture with the equivalent of 100% infill). Then change the inner wall speed to 100% of the main print speed. (You may need to show the inner wall setting since it's hidden by default
  11. Could you share the stl for the object, and the settings you are using? Does the pattern look identical if you zoom or move the position of the view, or does it change shape? Does the pattern disappear when you zoom in really close? The most likely explanation on first impression is that this is a 3D rendering issue (moiré pattern) because the lines are smaller than one pixel and that whatever artifacts you're seeing in the print are unrelated salmon skin effect.
  12. Doing G29 before heating the bed and nozzle is a bad idea. Things expand when they are hot, so the readings will be slightly off when the print starts. If the objective is to save some time, it's not a bad idea to start heating the nozzle and bed simultaneously, assuming your power supply can handle the extra load for a couple of minutes.
  13. The algorithm prints the all the perimeters before the bottom layer, so it needs to first print the outer and inner perimeter (ie the hole). The outer perimeter happens to end at the far end of the print with the unsightly line, so it needs to travel that long distance to reach the inner perimeter. A way to control this in a hopefully somewhat predictable way is with the Z seam settings. Z seam position should be set to user specified, Z seam value to a corner or edge of your choice. Now rotate the parts so that the hole is facing that corner or edge of the buildplate, so the path from the sea
  14. First of all, is it the bed you want to keep heated or the hotend? And are you sure about that temperature? 190 ºC is very hot for a bed temperature. If that's a typo, even 90 ºC is hotter than the print bed temperature set in your G-code, which is 75 ºC... Secondly, you may have gotten the commands wrong. M140 Sxx ; Set bed temperature to xx M104 T0 Sxx ; Set first extruder temperature to xx M104 T1 Sxx ; Set second extruder temperature to xx Notice the difference, M140 vs M104. The quick fix solution is to use a G code post processor. Go to
  15. I was looking into where the M105 command is generated and it's in the functions writeTemperatureCommand and writeBedTemperatureCommand in the file gcodeExport.cpp of the CuraEngine project. Here's the code responsible for the M105 command: if (wait && flavor != EGCodeFlavor::MAKERBOT) { if(flavor == EGCodeFlavor::MARLIN) { *output_stream << "M105" << new_line; // get temperatures from the last update, the M109 will not let get the target temperature } *output_stream << "M109"; extruder_attr[extrud
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