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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. Hi, I think I stuck some kind of bug in loading gcode and printing from USB. When I try to print from USB and the gcode is generated by Simplify3D, the screen shows the name on the screen. It cannot show any details (just shows ‘loading’. When I select it to print. The screen jumps back to main and then back to the usb file view. And that is it. When I select a cura generated (compressed) gcode gz file, it starts to print. When I select an old gcode file which I am sure I printed in the past, same is happening, it does not work. Is this a bug introduced when we started using that compressed gcode stuff? Is anybody experiencing this too? Is anybody aware of this? Gcode attached, one prints and one does not from USB. I tried the latest firmware but already at latest stable. Another pointer: This might have started around the introduction of Cura connect. Pretty sure I tried to load the gcode into Cura and then sending it off. That doesnt work either for gcode generated by anything else than Cura. Files will be attached shortly. Need my laptop for that.
  3. Let me start off with what I was doing - Making a stl file of a lithophane from 2 different sites to see which would produce a better final product (which I thought were the same settings in the online program as I used on the 11th) Loading files into Cura 4..3.0 to have the file not watertight (never appeared after loading but the plugin to evaluate file would run) Repairing stl files online with MakePrintable.com due to file size and poor cpu/gpu on laptop Loading files into Cura 4.3.0 (they were watertight but still never appeared) Loaded files into Slic3r with no changes and I got the top picture below Now I am trying to print from Slic3r but I am use to (and like a lot) Cura while I try to get help with whats going on Below are 2 files that both would not appear after loading into Cura 4.3.0 and before trying to slice. As you can see in the bottom picture, no dimensions show up for the x, y, z but there is a shadow and you can only select the object thru the edit tab in the upper left. It would not slice even though the option was there (slice in dark blue in the lower right). I displayed the about tab in case that was needed by anyone. I am truly at a loss for this strange occurrence and I know I will feel a little less then when someone points out the obvious for the solution. The last time I used Cura, was on the 11th of Oct and it loaded with no problem. I was able to print (had minor tweaking to do to it). I also loaded that same file from the 11th of Oct and Cura produced an image after loading. I have been trying to do troubleshooting for a couple days, but no luck. I think I went down the wrong path because I though it was a file setting problem. I tried 2 different sites for lithophane making - 3dp.rocks and lithophanemaker.com and got the same result. So I tried a different slicer (Slic3r). Well, Slic3r had no problem completing the task, I just had to figure what settings I needed to change for a lithophane. We will see in a few (OK, a lot) of hours worth of printing (150X150X3.5 w 20mm base with a layer height of 0.1 laid vertically). Please HELP!! felicias mom 2 B&W w trees edited slic3r_flat.stlfelicias mom 2 B&W w trees edited slic3r_flat.stl felicias mom 2 B&W w trees edited slic3r_flat_fixed.obj
  4. My problem is that I cannot change the "retraction minimum travel" setting. As of now, my printer operates with no retraction at all. The message next to the setting reads, "this setting has been hidden by the active machine and will not be visible". I've tried changing machine settings, uninstalling and reinstalling, I tried asking ultimaker directly.. can anyone help?!
  5. 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
  6. Hi, I recently bought a UM S5 and am trying to accomplish my first print. I loaded the PVA as spool 2 and the tough PLA as spool 1. Loading the material works for both and I also get solid material pushed through the nozzle when loading. This all according the books. The problem though is that during printing the tough PLA (spool 1) doesn't load anymore. When I abort printing and pull back the filament I see that the filament is worn out by the traction wheel of feeder 1. Does anyone know what causes this?
  7. I am attempting a dual extrusion job. In the design, I have some solid cylinders (material 2) oriented horizontally and spanning several layers within a larger cylinder (material 1) which is vertical. When I slice this, the horizontal cylinders are sliced only every other layer so the printer extrudes "material 2" every other layer while "material 1" is extruded every layer. Any idea of the reason this is happening and how to resolve this issue? Thank you!
  8. Dear Community and Experts, I am dying to implement Non Planar 3D printing in our UM3. This is a great feature to great smooth products, without staircase/stepped surfaces. I am referring to the following video and appreciate inputs on how to achieve the same in Ultimaker 3. Regards, Raj
  9. Hi, How are you guys? First of all I am so sorry if this post are not in the right place. I have an Ultimaker 3 printer and unfortunately I am new in this kind of issues of 3D printing and I had bad luck. When my printer was printing during the night, something bad happened and the print core was damaged. At least three components were in bad condition and now I am trying to find new pieces for replacing the bad ones. So, the damaged pieces are the temperature sensor (PT100), the ceramic resistence and the heatblock. I were using a AA printcore 0.25. My question is if anyone can tell me what the specifications of these components are for replacing them. Or do I have to buy a entire new printcore?? Thank you your help! Best regards, Diogo
  10. Hi, i have a problem trying to connect to the stream from the ultimaker S5. The printer is from the university study at and is connected to the local university network. I can access the stream over browser from a PC that is in the same room as the printer without any problems. But when i try to connect from other rooms it doesnt work, even though its the same network and the PC´ s should all be connect. When i try to connect via "http://10.134.29.248:8080/?action=stream" i get an error saying that connecting wasnt possible. Any ideas how to fix this?
  11. Running Cura 4.3 on Win 10 64 bit OS I need to edit the start gcode to change ESTEPS on my Ender 3. I am changing to a BMG extruder and the start gcode box is too small to even see a whole line and I am not a fan of reloading firmware to make the changes. I saw some other posts on this but no fixes. I tried messing with resolutions for the display and nothing helps. I tried it on my work laptop running the same OS and it does the same thing. I suppose I could switch to a different slicer, but Cura has worked well for me so far and I really don't want to take on a new piece of software. If someone has an actual fix or workaround I would appreciate the help. Thanks for listening.
  12. Hoe kan ik een derde kleur printen met cura/UM3. 2 kleuren gaat prima, maar ik wil een object opbouwen in 3 kleuren? Graag uitleg hoe dat moet!
  13. Guys I need help from the collective once again. I have built my own version of the UM2E+ but for the life of me cannot get one print right yet! The printer is running of of Tinker firmware (kudos to the genius who created it!!!) but problem has persisted over various firmware updates. I have been trying to print calibration cubes sliced with Cura & Repetier but every time I seem to have the same problem (the first layer or 2 come out perfectly). At different stages of the print but normally around the 4-8th layer the printer extrudes a very large blob and then the Z axis drops by 1-2mm or so and continues to try to print. I am running my bed from a separate power supply through a MOSFET and printing PLA+ at 210degC the print speed has also been reduced. As per previous suggestions I have reduced the current to all my motors as I initially thought that the drivers were overheating so my X/Y axis is 1000, Z axis 900 & extruder 1000. I have also changed the extruder motor from a Nema17 x 35mm to a Nema17 45mm @ 0.9 degree steps and have the step count and length completely perfect (had the same problem with both motor versions). I have fitted a large heat sink and forced air fan to all the stepper drivers but nothing has helped, the heat sink doesn't seem to get overly hot. Z axis has also been tweaked to move the correct amount IWO steps/mm etc. Can anyone share some thoughts on what the problem and a possible solution is?
  14. guys I have been looking for the gcode required to run 2 extruders simultaneously however not printing the same object. to clarify i am not looking for a slicer that would do it for me (though that would be nice) i am simply looking for a gcode that would enable me to independently control both stepper motors of both extruders. something that would resemble: E0 xx.xx, E1 xx.xx
  15. 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
  16. SO I use maya to create my projects and when I go to open the folder it says it cant open it so anything that can help please tell me. Thanks you❤️
  17. 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!
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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
  22. 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!
  23. 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!
  24. 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
  25. 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.
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