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  1. I have been wondering why my first layers are not sticking well. I checked my manual leveling using a 0.06mm feeler gauge and it seems fine. I then tried printing a part and turning the printer off at the first layer. I then measured the height (gap) with feeler gauges and measured 0.38mm. I looked at the GCODE file and found that the Z Height was being set to 0.3mm (G1 F600 Z0.3). See the code below: Why does Cura do this? ;FLAVOR:Marlin ;TIME:1127 ;Filament used: 0.595774m ;Layer height: 0.2 ;MINX:79.2 ;MINY:79.2 ;MINZ:0.3 ;MAXX:120.8 ;MAXY:120.8 ;MAXZ:2.5 ;Generated with Cura_SteamEngine 4.3.0 M82 ;absolute extrusion mode G21 ; metric values G90 ; absolute positioning M82 ; set extruder to absolute mode M107 ; start with the fan off M140 S105 ; Set bed temperature (no wait) G28 X Y F6000 ; move X/Y to min endstops G28 Z F1200 ; move Z to min endstops ; raise the nozzle M190 S105 ; wait for bed temperature to reach target M104 S220 T0 ; set extruder temperature (no wait) G29 ; auto-leveling M420 S1 ; enable bed leveling compensation M109 S220 T0 ; set extruder temperature and wait M300 P200 ; beep to indicate that the temp is reached G0 F5000 X10 Y10 Z0.3 ; move to start G1 F500 X60.0 E9 ; start purge line G1 X150.0 E18.5 ; finish purge line G92 E0 ; set extruder to zero M117 Printing from Cura...; message G92 E0 G92 E0 G1 F1200 E-0.5 ;LAYER_COUNT:12 ;LAYER:0 M107 G1 F600 Z1.3 ;MESH:Nozzle Fan Spacer.stl G0 F2400 X81.795 Y83.534 Z1.3 ;TYPE:WALL-INNER G1 F600 Z0.3 G1 F1200 E0 G1 F600 X81.749 Y84.028 E0.02475 G1 X81.804 Y84.495 E0.04821
  2. I have been losing my mind 🙂 trying to find a plugin to pause at layer. I used to have a plugin that I loaded into cura lulzbot edition to pause at a specific layer, now when it resumes, it doesn't touch the previous layer, therefor creating space and layer does not adhere well. I have both a mini and taz 6. Please help or point me in the right direction. Thank you!
  3. hi, i wrote gcode and upload to cura to print with ultimaker 3, but it shows" printer setup disabled, gcode cannot be modified", any solutions?
  4. Hello everyone, I have a 4-extruder printer. I want to add tool change button in CURA interface which run with one click. (like image) I can use python, but my coding level is beginner. Please, let me know. Thank you for your attention.
  5. Hi guys I have this strange 'problem' when printing with 2 cores. I printed this model with 0.2 mm layer height, but when the second core starts printing it looks like 0.4mm layer height. It looks like one layer is slightly more inwards than the other layer and the second core does exactly the same but on the other layer. I'm sorry for this weird explanation but I don't know how else to say it. 😉 This happens with (1)PLA and (2)PLA but also with (1)PLA and (2)PVA Has enyone seen this before and/or has a solution for this?
  6. Hello everbody, I have a question about the bridging settings. How can I prevent the build up of filament in the top of the circle. (see the bridging picture) And how can I change the starting point of the bridging. I hope somebody can help me
  7. I installed Cura 3.5.0 to replace the previous version on Windows 10. After fresh install, Cura launches normally. However, after being closed, Cura won't open again : Cura.exe appears in the task manager (with relevent size : 41MB) but no GUI shows up. Same problem after killing the process and relaunch it. I tried to uninstall and reinstall, it worked one time then again, after closing Cura it won't open again. Log files (C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\cura\3.5\cura.log) are empty for this last opening. Is there another process to kill or something that I missed? Thanks in advance!
  8. Hi guys, I seem to have a little problem at the moment. I am trying to look for Cura's previous version as it had some time ago in a drop down list and you chose whatever version was suitable for you but I now can not find nor see where you can download a previous Cura version. I have Cura 4.3.0 but it has proved to be a disaster as my prints looked chopped and horrible. I want to go back to Cura 4.2.0 but I can only see a page where it says previous version but with a page that only has zip files that don't work. Can someone help me? Many thanks, Tiimy
  9. Morning gents and ladies. Having a bit of an issue with Cura and slicing a cursive lower case 'j' from an .stl file. A bit new at using a 3D printer, but tried enough to get the gist of what I'm doing. I've tried different cursive fonts of the letter 'j' as well (all with different .stl files, just in case the file had an issue), but the result is always the same. Am I missing a setting somewhere that could cause this? The print size is on the order of about 9 cm, and thus far I've had no problems with any of the other letters with loops. Thanks for the help!
  10. I am printing a simple ABS shape, a square with five holes that is 2mm thick. I am printing with a Monoprice MSP printer running the ADV3ii firmware. Both V3 and V4. I am using Cura V4.3.0 to slice the STL file. Nozzle Temperature: 230 C Bed temperature: 105 C Bed is PEI sheet over glass. The printer is in a box with the ambient temperature at 40 C When I watch the printer on it's first pass, It does not deposit the filament for the whole circle so that the resulting shapes are a "C" (See attached video & Photo). I have also attached the GCODE file (zip). I have changed the retract distance from 1mm to 0mm with no effect. I think my adhesion is good since I have to use a scraper to get the filament off the PEI sheet. (The PEI is the best for adhesion with ABS as I don't have to use any other glue, hairspray, or black magic ) If anyone has suggestions I am open to try anything. Here is a link to a video I just uploaded. Nzl Fn Spcr_ABS-02-Grd-i20-R00.gcode.zip
  11. Hi everyone, I bought 2.85mm PLA filament (Brazilian brand), and after printing for hours, everything is going well, but I noticed that during printing the nozzle was printing in the air, far from the piece and no filament extruding. Immediately I stopped printing, I tried to do the normal filament removal procedure, but the filament got stuck. I also tried the printer's Move function, but still the filament got stuck. So I opened Feeder and the filament was "choking" inside. I removed the filament and I did the complete feeder cleaning and also printer maintenance. As you can see in the picture, I cut this filament, and you can see that there is a problem with Feeder Tension. Currently, in Ultimaker 2+ Extended, Feeder tension is exactly in the middle and I had never changed. But for this filament I would need to change the feeder tension. In the same photo, keeping the same tension in the middle and leveling the table, I did a first layer calibration test and then I tried to print a small bust, and as you can see it's completely horrible. I would like to know from you what would be the ideal tension for this filament, the marker is in the middle of the feeder. So I have to put the mark up or down to fix this problem? Would it be clockwise to loosen the tension (raising the marker a little)? If so, how much would I need to loosen? Thank you for your help.
  12. Hallo Zusammen, ich bin etwas ratlos, woher das folgende Problem kommen könnte. Seit dem ich den UM 2+ habe, kommt es besonders bei dem Füllmuster „Gitter“ zu einem Rattern sobald sich die Druckdüse quer zum Füllmuster bewegt. Die resultierenden Vibrationen sind je nach Ausprägung an der Druckplatte aber auch am Druckobjekt zu erkennen. An dem Drucker wurde noch nichts umgebaut und ich benutzte aktuell auch erst die zweite Rolle Ultimaker PLA Silber Metallic 2,85 mm mit der 0,4 mm Düse. Was man aber noch zusätzlich erkennen kann ist, dass sich zufällige Materialanhäufungen in der Füllung und auch Spalte in z-Richtung an den Kreuzungen der Gitter zum Teil hochziehen. Ich habe in dem Anhang noch die Einstellungen aus Cura sowie ein Bilder vom Druck beigefügt. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Marcus94
  13. When I want to print a model of a container, such as a vase, the inside fills in , so that the model is one solid piece. How can I print it hollow? I would appreciate some help.
  14. I have been using a Craftbot print with good success until downloading 4.3.0. Now I get an error on start up saying my starting point is off the print bed X:-25. This only happens when I use my PC with Cura 4.3. I have access to a MAC with Cura 4.1 and it works fine. My PC worked fine til I upgraded. Is there a fix or some way I can go back to a previous version that worked?
  15. I just got a MatterHackers Pulse 3d printer and need help setting up a Cura profile for it. Does anyone have a baseline profile I could use? If this isnt the right place for this, just let me know. I like Cura's interface and support settings a little better then i do MatterControl's.
  16. Hi. This is the best stringing test result I've had so far in 2 years. I switched to BMG extruder, tried V6 and Chimera, ptfe lined, all metal, titanium polished bore, high temp PTFE, high rpm 40x40x20 heatsink fan and thermal paste on the heatbreak (it is ambient temp). Estep and Flow are calibrated. I tried all materials from different brands and also tried again drying them. I tried all retraction distance from 0 to 15mm and all speeds from 15mm/s to 80 mm/s and all temps, for PLA from 180 to 230. I even tried coasting and disabling part cooling fan. It didn't make any visible difference. Travel speed is 200mm/s... Any idea on what the hell could the issue be??? Because I am exhaust... It initially was a creality cr10S before all the mods I did trying to solve this.
  17. I recently switched to and E3D v6 on my Ender 3 and I'm running Cura 4.3. I've never had any issues with stringing until now with PLA, but after the switch it took me a while to get the stringing down to an acceptable level (Small hairs that can be blasted with a heat gun). The changes in my other settings I could make sense of such as shorter retractions and slower retract speeds, but what I can't figure out is why I suddenly need Z-hop to get the same results as the stock hotend. Is there something that I may be overlooking in my Cura settings or a difference in the hot ends that require the z-hop? I'll attach my profile below, any input would be greatly appreciated! Ender3ProfileE3DV6.curaprofile
  18. Background: 6 round pieces, 1 from extruder 1, 5 from extruder 2. I recently went to print something with a pause at layer height. Everything ran smoothly until the pause. After resuming the print, I happened to be looking at the lcd display and saw an error message pop up and immediately disappear while the z axis was rising. there was a glob in a random place from extruder 1 and it paused again. After the second resume, it began to print but was printing starting with extruder 1 in midair, roughly 30mm offset from the actual print. Clearly the wrong color and way off in the correct location. I've run this print before, but this is a new slice of the same components. Not sure if i made a mistake or it was a software issue. What can i check? I am currently running an XY calib just to cover my bases but the only big change was a firmware update on the printer and a Cura update.
  19. So the grommet in my Ultimaker 2 plus seems to have worn down and now I believe this has been causing a lot of prints with skipped layers and under extrusion. Where can I find a replacement part and what are the grommet’s dimensions?
  20. Hey, Have problem with building protobuf, doing everything according to Wiki. In attachment I gave errors of building. Best regards, Simon CMakeOutput.log CMakeError.log
  21. Hi, I've had my printer for about a 2 months now (Ender 3). Oh yes, I know this is an ultimaker form but I sadly can't afford one. I do use cura so I decided to post here. Anyway I've had issues with these odd z layer lines on my prints they always occur at the same place. Image: https://imgur.com/a/EHHjSNB Things I've done so far: 1. I checked to see if my 8mm threaded z axis rod was bent. I sat it on a table and it was every so slightly bent, maybe .07 mm of bend. I find it hard to believe that that could actually cause my issue. 2. I've checked the alignment of my z stepper with the cuppler and rod. No issues there they rod slides in and out with ease when screws are loosened. 3. I checked the alignment of my frame on my machine. Everything is square within .1 of a mm. All screws are tight too. 4. I checked the belts on the x and y axis of the printer. Both are very tight and make a medium pitch sound when plucked like a guitar. 5. I checked my rollers and all rollers are tight but not too tight. I can still manually spin them with my hands. 6. I've checked the tension on the z 8mm threaded rod, the screws are snug but not all the way tightened down. 7. I've tried printing with heat off incase my of any bed heating issues, very minimul improvement. Other info: My z 8mm threaded rod is free floating and does not have a bearing at the top. My only other mods I did was add a bltouch and a 5015 petsfang. I print on glass at 210 degrees for pla. Going back to the z 8mm threaded rod as an ending note here. If I disconnect the z stepper cable and push the x carriage down really fast, I do notice that the top of the z rod wobbles just a little bit. I think I've tried everything here, that's why I'm posting. Could that .07 mm bend in my z rod actually cause the issue I'm seeing. Is that slight wobble actually my issue. If so where could I buy a rod that would be 100% straight unlike the one I have? If I forgot anything please let me know also sorry for any typos or errors. Thanks .
  22. Was running Cura 3.6. Downloaded the Cura 4.3 update. During the install of 4.3 an option to uninstall the old 3.6 version popped up. I chose yes, but was given the "unable to uninstall Cura 3.6. Would you like to install 4.3 anyway?" I chose Yes Cura 4.3 installation completes. I am prompted to "Launch Now" at the end of the installation. I choose "Yes" and I am faced with this error message: I run as Admin (even though I am an admin) and the same message. I have engineers needing to run this program on a company computer. I figure I will just run the old 3.6 version.: I choose Ultimaker Cura 3.6.0 (has been running perfectly since March until now) I now cannot open the OLD version and get the same error: I have been searching through forums for 2+ hours and have tried everything. The compatibility mode solution, the uninstaller does not work from either program file or the control panel, I have check the Security Tab under properties and I have full control. Please help!!
  23. So I have a UM3 and I've noticed a consistent problem, especially with the PVA material, that is, during the initial extrusion of the filament, the initial knead of material tends to get dragged into the print instead of staying at the location it was extruded in. This happens with PLA as well but at a much rarer occurrence but pretty much happens every time with the PVA. The temp solution I've done to stop this from affecting/ruining the print is to wait for that stage to occur, have my tweezers ready to pull the knead of material away and make sure it doesn't get pulled in. I notice this happens because after the material is extruded, the nozzle moves "into the material extruded and then the hot nozzle sticks to the material and then it's pulled back into the top corner. I have a crappy video of this (link below, apologies for the vertical orientation). I wonder if it's possible to revert back to the way UM2 extrudes materials where it is done at a relatively high height so the material doesn't get pulled into the print. At the very least, maybe adjust the movement so it doesn't bump back into the material during the movement to the top right corner? Also, the PVA nozzle gets nasty real quick as you may notice because of the PVA that sticks to the side over time (is this normal?) and it's extremely hard to clean. I lost the silicone cover (and buying a new one) due to one of the previous attempts and the nozzle was completely clogged outside. Another issue I've been having is the glass plate seems to be quite warped. This results in me not being able to use the last 10 centimeters of the print area since the material cannot adhere on nicely and results in getting pulled off the glass plate after a few layers. I've tried active leveling and manual leveling but none of this seems to help. I have read in the past on the forum of other users experiencing similar issues with warp glass plates and they at the end sourced one locally to fix the issue. Should I contact the reseller to get a replacement? Thanks in advance
  24. I am trying to see if there are any tool extensions for Cura 4.3.0 that allow you to measure certain points of your project in case you need to diagnose a problem with the project relating to its thickness or length, etc. This way you can check it too see if it's a Cura setting or you need to go back to the drawing board. Not a extremely important extension, just a quick tool to point you in the right direction. I haven't seen any and just thought of this. Don't really know if or how useful it may be. Thanks in advance for any help.... I only have 6 months experience with 3D printing and designing.
  25. Hi there, I'm quite new to 3D printing and Cura, so I guess I'm missing something obvious. I want to print the part attached and I would like the fillet to have support, but Cura does not create any. Although it shows a red indication (I think that indicates overhangs, right?), I just cannot get it to add support, especially in these areas. Also brims are not attached to the part but have a distance from it, like skirts. Do you have an idea why this might be? The part and mesh were created with FreeCAD. I'm very happy for any help! Best, Fo base_test.stl
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