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  1. With the update from 4.3 to 4.4 when I try to select a part in Fusion to export directly to Cura, it no longer works, the button is pressed and cura no longer automatically opens. Now I have to export as an .stl, wait for it to load then open it in cura. Just wondered if there was a way to relink this as it would save me a great deal of time. Old path for export= Autodesk Fusion 360 > File > 3D Print > Export to 3D Print Utility > Cura Thanks in advance.
  2. I like to tweak my setting often however this sometimes ends up in changing something too much, at which point I would like to go back to setting say for a specific model or date or set of settings. It seems the best way to do this would be to have proper version control instead of having a million profiles with the names like: final_new_new_lastfinal Has someone created a plugin like this? Or at least something similar? Also are is there any documentation on the process of creating/installing a plugin locally to test. I've tried adding the package folder (from these Example plugins) to the plugin folders of cura both at the install and in the appdata folder, but I cant seem to get them to showup Thanks in advance
  3. Hi everyone, Thanks for all your feedback during the 3.6 beta period. Today the stable release of Cura 3.6 will become available on Ultimaker.com at approximately 11am (GMT+1) Below are some of the highlights of this release: Print core CC Red profile. You can now select our new wear-resistant print core CC Red 0.6 when the Ultimaker S5 profile is active. This print core is optimized for use with abrasive materials and composites, and opens up a range of industrial applications. Use it in combination with... The Marketplace. If you haven’t used it before, the Marketplace (formerly the Toolbox) is a platform to add plugins and download material profiles configured and optimized by leading manufacturers. Download profiles for third-party materials, and profiles will sync to your Ultimaker S5 through Wi-Fi in the background when connected to that printer (note that your printer will need firmware 5.1 for this to work). This feature will also work for the UM3 when 5.1 is available (soon!) Gyroid infill. @smartavionics has contributed this fascinating new infill pattern. Gyroid infill alternates with every layer to distribute strength equally in every direction, while keeping print duration and material use to a minimum. You can find a more detailed overview of 3.6 in my blog and in the release notes. Download Ultimaker Cura 3.6 here. All feedback is welcome! Put it all in this thread. We are attending Formnext in Frankfurt this week (booth C20 Hall 3.1), so if anyone is in the area please come and say hi!
  4. Cura 4.2.1 It strikes me that the optimal path for bridges ought to be horizontal because a) shorter distance, and b) start and end on existing walls with solid foundations. Please see layer 41 towards the end when bridging starts, we have long diagonals ending on a very weak line at the top of Y, and naturally the whole layer droops at the top of Y. Would be handy if someone could recommend improved settings, else is this worthy of a software bug/feature report ? Thank you in advance Tim X_carriage_-_modified_MK3_fan_blower.stl modified_MK3_fan_blower.3mf
  5. Hello ! I'm having trouble with my prints, as you can see on the pictures there are a lot of fails on the outer walls of my benchmark of the boat. I don't really know on which settings i should play in order to make it better. I've hear things like retractation and other stuff but i'm a little lost. I have circled in red the main problem on the print. Can somebody help me a bit ? I'm new to the 3d printing world but i've watched quite a bit of videos on youtube. All the parameters were set on defaut on Cura with a standard quality. Thank you
  6. I've installed Cura 4.2.0 on 2 computers, and can't get it to work on either one. The first time I launch it, the splash screen loads, and hangs at 'Updating configuration.' If I kill the process and try to launch Cura again, the icon appears briefly on the taskbar then disappears. I get no splash screen, and the only way I know that it's running is that cura.exe is still listed in task manager. Both computers are running Windows 10 v1903 x64. One of the computers had Cura 4.1 on it previously, which was uninstalled automatically when prompted by the Cura 4.2.0 installer. The other computer did not have a prior version of Cura. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Edit: Cura.log attached. The last lines of the log are: 2019-07-31 09:47:10,075 - DEBUG - [MainThread] UM.Backend.Backend._logSocketState [171]: Socket state changed to Listening 2019-07-31 09:47:11,708 - INFO - [MainThread] UM.Backend.Backend.startEngine [81]: Started engine process: C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.2\CuraEngine.exe 2019-07-31 09:47:11,715 - DEBUG - [MainThread] UM.Backend.Backend._backendLog [101]: [Backend] Calling engine with: ['C:\\Program Files\\Ultimaker Cura 4.2\\CuraEngine.exe', 'connect', '', ''] cura.log
  7. Hi. First post here, so why not make it a "bug report"? 😃 I'm a linux user, (More precise Arch Linux), and also active in the linux community. Just got started with 3D-printing with a Ultimaker 2+ Everything is going fine so far with the windows version. So I thought I'd give the linux version a shot. Said and done, I decided to pull it from the github and compile it (according to Arch Linux standards that is) Version 4.1 got compiled in and starts up, and once it has started it presents me a "Welcome screen". At first I had no idea what to do with it, as it was impossible to interact with it. No buttons. No inputs or anything on the welcome splash. I remember from the windows version that there's supposed to be buttons at the bottom of the welcome screen, so one can proceed. These buttons are missing completely with the linux version, making it impossible to interact with the welcome screen. See screenshot. I also attached a console log. If you need anything else, I'd happily provide it. Thanks for a great work so far. linux-cura-stuck-at-welcome-because-buttons-are-missing.log
  8. Release: Teaser: Rumors, thoughts and comments are welcome!
  9. I'm printing with the S5 and would like to print a single piece in 2 colors by switching between the 2 extruders at specific layers. Is there a plugin that exists to add these changes? I'd like to avoid dividing my model into mu ltiple pieces or doing manual filament changes if possible.
  10. Hello, I think I have found a bug in the way Cura scales the models. When slicing one of these objects found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2753230 I wanted to do an EUR version and tried to "scale X and Y to 99.57% and Z to 101.3%" However whenever doing that it scales also other Axis or ...welll... hard to explain - generally scales incorrect values/axis. Try by yourself. Tested on Cura 4.0 x64 for Windows and Cura 4.1 x64 Beta - the result is the same. I worked it around by scaling with the size in mm instead of % even though it updates the percents in incorrect places (different axis) too.
  11. After 3 months sleeples nights finally I solved the problem. Just watch the video ;))
  12. Hi All, This is Baha Abunojaim CTO of Mixed Dimensions, the company behind MakePrintable. We are currently in the process of finalizing a new plugin aiming at enhancing Cura with features that will ensure print-ability and reduce the time and cost associated with a print, these are the features planned for the next release: Unlimited local repair of 3D files. Optimal orientation to reduce support and print time. 3D packing. Hollowing. We are planning to introduce also the ability to create advanced workflows from nodes directly from within Cura but I also want to reach out to you and hear directly from the community on what features and enhancements you feel critical to making your life easier and more productive. If anyone interested to beta test the plugin then please let me know.
  13. The title of this thread pretty much says it all. Every "download" link takes me to descriptions of the new version but I would really love to download it. I've been going in circles for an hour or so!
  14. Hello all, Although I am running a 2600X CPU, my computer maxes out at 100% load and then crashes when trying to open high detail files at large sizes, such as Medieval Castle by Boldmachines on Thingiverse. I have attached the log below. Is there a way to fix this, maybe throttling Cura's splicing program to 50% max output? Thanks for the help. cura.log
  15. Hello I am using this code on Cmd CuraEngine.exe slice -v -j "C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 3.0\resources\definitions\ultimaker3.def.json" -l "C:\Users\jerome.christ\Desktop\cura\screw.stl" -o "C:\Users\jerome.christ\Desktop\cura\output.gcode" Code working fine but I can't edit infill percent any idea ?
  16. The motivating problem: I have recently experienced frustrating print failure at near-completion of a large, tall 2-color PLA print on a Creality CR-X (2 extruders, 1 hotend)—the problem is that even with a large prime tower footprint, when it gets tall (200-300mm), the torque from the printing pries the prime tower loose while adding layers. Also, it is extremely wasteful of material. The solution (a new feature): It occurred to me that the prime tower would be completely unnecessary if the G-code would instruct the machine to perform filament switch before finishing one color so as to push the leftovers out on that same color, and then prime the next color into the interior of the part, for example fill or inner walls. In this way, the primings are integral to the object being printed, resulting in zero waste and more robust printing. This feature could be implemented in Cura with perhaps a checkbox and 2 parameters (the length to continue extruding after filament change and the volume to prime, which is already a parameter) and some programming to sequence the operations near a filament change. There may also be the need for a feature that warns the user if there is not enough infill or inner wall to handle the desired priming volume. Best Regards and thanks for the sweet software! Gian
  17. Hello community, I am new here. I designed a new type of support that is built from the walls of a printed part and not from the print base. It saves print time and Filament quantity. The Pictures and design are posted on Thingiverse. Do you think the algorithm for it can be developped ? https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3405812
  18. Hello! I need some help with SimulationView. I have seen this feature in 3.1 version that I can simulate the toolpath. In my case there isn't any "play" button by layer view. Currently I'm using 3.2.1 version. How could I enable this feature? Thanks for the answers!
  19. Hi, if you are using Linux and feeling like trying the cutting edge of Cura development then head over to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s43vqzmi4d2bqe2/AAADdYdSu9iwcKa0Knqgurm4a?dl=0 where you will find copies of my current Cura installation. They are based on the Cura master branches + my own additions and tweaks and will contain all known bug fixes that have been merged to master. These are not AppImages but an archive of an installation built on a Ubuntu 16.04.4 system, just unpack and then execute cura/bin/cura.sh. Supplied with absolutely no warranty, YMMV.
  20. Hi all, I'm wondering if there's a way to output the hot end power consumption data after a print has completed. I'm assuming that as the extrusion rate changes throughout the print, so must the power used by the hot end to melt the plastic. My thinking is that if the hot end is held at a constant temperature, then a higher extrusion rate would correlate to more plastic that needs to be melted and more power consumed by the heating element of the hot end. And/or is there a way to output the hot end temperature vs. time and extrusion rate vs. time after the print has completed? Then I could hopefully correlate dips in temperature to increases in extrusion rates. I'm using an S5 and Cura 3.4.1.
  21. Dear Cura Users, Please help if you can... **Application Version** Cura 3.6.0 **Platform** Windows 10, 64 bit **Printer** Custom FDM multi-extruder. Four extruders docked on the back wall. **Steps to Reproduce** Print any multi-material model. **Actual Results** Last used "Extruder End G-code" is not executed. Last used extruder remains attached to the tool holder. **Expected results** Last used "Extruder End G-code" should be executed. Last used extruder would be properly docked to its' slot on the back wall. **Additional Information** On T[N] G-code command (where [N] is extruder index), N's "Extruder Start G-code" is executed and that code knows how to navigate to N's tool dock and attach it to the tool holder. At the end of the tool usage, N's "Extruder End G-code" is executed and it knows how to navigate to N's dock and disconnect it from the tool holder. Cura should execute last used "Extruder End G-code", because only that code knows where the last extruder needs to be docked at. I am a aware that Cura always executes "End G-code", but that code can not be conditioned on the docking location of the last used extruder. At least, I am not aware that such conditional statements exist. I am also aware that in multi-extruder case, Cura also assumes T0 to always be the first and will not execute the T0's "Extruder Start G-code", but in that case I can at least inject T0's "Extruder Start G-code" into "Start G-code" knowing it is specific for T0. I don't know why wouldn't it make sense to always execute "Extruder Start G-code" and "Extruder End G-code" even on single extruder printers. Developers could always leave those sections blank if no extruder specific action is required. Thank you and kind regards.
  22. Recently I have been trying to print a carabina (buckle) model that I have found online. The model comes in two pieces so I decided to print one at a time and then swap the filament colour halfway through. When I laid everything out and then added the M600 command through the post-processing bar, it said that it had sliced the model. After I saved the GCode file to my desktop, I decided to check through it just to make sure it had the M600 in the right spot. When doing this I saw that it only went up to 56 layers (instead of the proposed 108 layers). I dragged the GCode back into Cura to see if it could pick up the problem and then it showed me that the models were being printed at the same time. I have tried re-slicing, restarting, and re-installing Cura but nothing has worked. What is going on? Carabina.3mf Carabina.gcode
  23. There is a bug in that when you select 'bridge has multiple layers' this has no affect, essentially the bridge print Gcode is as though this option is always selected. You cannot for example change the fact that the fan turns off on the second layer (even if you set it to stay off it still turns off. I have checked the Gcode and its is identical with and without this setting enabled.
  24. Ultimaker Cura 3.5 is ready and its waiting for you! It comes with new features, bug fixes and UX improvements. As always you can download it for free from our website, whether you run Windows, MacOS or Linux. So what does Ultimaker Cura 3.5 have in stock for you? A few of the highlights: Prime tower reliability The prime tower has been subjective to quite some changes and improvements over the last period of time. We strive to make it as space and time efficient as possible while also making it more reliable (i.e., less prone to tipping over). In our latest improvement, a prime tower has 2 sets of walls. The outer wall which is printed by extruder 1 which functions as a purge bin for extruder 2. This makes the prime tower more reliable because there is less layer bonding between different materials. Improved overhang wall processing When overhang walls are detected, they're printed with varying speed and perimeters will not start on an overhang wall. This should result in higher quality overhang surfaces. Material preferences When you often use a similar set of materials, you can now set them as favorites and save yourself some time! They can be quickly accessed in the material selection. Custom support. Inspired by, and similar to the support blocker you can now also create custom support with Ultimaker Cura 3.5. It works just like the blocker, select the area on your model where you want to add custom support using (small) blocks, and voila. Ultimaker Cura settings guide. Very excited about this new guide. In the toolbox you can find a new plugin called 'Cura settings guide'. When it opens you can find all features in Cura and a more descriptive explanation about what it does and how it works. Most of the times accompanied by a visual example. But there is more! User Experience - Hotkeys; quickly toggle through model manipulation tools (generally on your left) using hotkeys. - File menu; 'Save' now saves projects, and 'export' saves models as other file types. - 3MF project files; it's time to say goodbye to '.curaproject' types. Project files now use a 3MF extension instead. - 'Open recent' is added to the menu now too. - Monitor page; not just Cura but also Cura Connect has been updated. The print jobs interface has been improved so there would be less switching between tabs. Slicing enhancements - Initial layer support line distance, users can now configure the density of the first layer of support structures. Allowing you to reduce or increase adhesion to the buildplate and overal strength. - Fan speed override; with this new setting the fan speed can be modified on bridged areas where support is used. Note: this only works when support is enabled. Bug fixes For better stability and performance, we have fixed a variety of bugs in this release. Including excess M109 commands in GCODE, unnecessary travel movements, extra skin wall count, the order of printed models, and many more. For a full rundown of bug fixes, please view the release notes. Last but not least, a big thank you to @smartavionics, @ahoeben, @bagel-orb, Kriechi, MarmaladeForMeat and Cubiq. You are vital to the development and progress of Ultimaker Cura. Also a thank you to everyone who helped us beta test Ultimaker Cura 3.5 Beta. Without you, we wouldn't be able to release the stable version today. Convinced? Download Ultimaker Cura 3.5 right here. Need more information? Here is our blog and here are the release notes. Please let us know what you think below! ?
  25. Ultimaker Cura 3.4 is available! We’re happy to share that Ultimaker Cura 3.4 is now available to use. What do we have in stock for you this time? We have included new plug-ins, UX-enhancements and some improvements to the slicing engine. You can find more information about Ultimaker Cura 3.4 in our blog. I am happy to share some of my favorite improvements with you below. What are yours? Plugin updates! Cura Backups — Yes, this is great! When you have installed this plugin you’ll be able store settings, material and plugin backups in the cloud. You can do this using your Ultimaker community account if you prefer to keep 1 profile or create a separate new account. You’ll be able to access your configurations from every computer and location around the globe (..with internet) More integrations — You’re now able to use the following files directly in Ultimaker Cura: (thanks to @thopiekar!) Autodesk Inventor Blender OpenSCAD FreeCAD Slicing engine upgrades Infill support — When you enable infill support the Cura engine will only build support structures where it is necessary to support walls or top layers, like internal supports. This may result in faster print times without caving walls. (thank you @bagel-orb) Controlled retractions. New options to control retraction like: Max combing distance with no retract. When set to a non-zero value, combing travel moves that are longer than that distance will use retraction, to maintain optimal nozzle pressure for better print quality. (Thank you @smartavionics !) Maximum combing resolution. Combing travel moves are kept at least 1.5 mm long to prevent buffer underruns, for better print quality. Avoid supports when traveling. Added setting to avoid supports when performing travel moves. This minimizes the risk of the print head hitting support material, improving print (Thank you @bagel-orb!) Support wall line count —Added setting to configure how many walls to print around supports. UX-enhancements Settings filter timeout. For a better performance, the settings filter is now triggered on enter, or after a 500ms timeout. So you should expect Cura to run smoother while using it. Anonymous data sharing. We have changed the ‘Send anonymous data’ button so you can see more information first, and then decide to enable or disable. We’ve also added logging for the new events. This data can be used to benchmark performance on different machines. Third-party printers and stability fixes We’ve included a lot of Ultimaker Cura 3.4 bug fixes and enhancements to improve your user experience: Empty file name — If an empty filename job was sent to Cura Connect, Ultimaker Cura would report it as sent, but it would not appear in the Cura Connect queue. Empty job names are now detected and set to "unnamed" to prevent this from happening. Curaproject naming — Fixed bug related to two "curaprojects" in the file name when saving a project. We've recorded a video explaining some of the video's more in-depth: There is even more included in Ultimaker Cura 3.4. We owe a lot of gratitude towards: @thopiekar , @ahoeben, @smartavionics, @bagel-orb, jwalt, ohrn, ngraziano for their contributions. Without them, Ultimaker Cura wouldn’t be the same today. Thank you! Can't wait to get started? Download Ultimaker Cura 3.4 here!
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