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  1. I am not sure that I really like the "Digital Factory" It just seems like a lot of extra layers to go through. Anyway, WHen I click on the Photo icon, to see the print in action, from the camera, the picture updates slowly, if at all. Also, if I want to use the Digital Factory app on the browser, I can't view how the print job is doing in Cura, in the Monitor Tab. That is a real downer, because most of the time, I am at my computer in my office, and it is easier to check the print through using Cura, than going on the web and checking using the Digital Factory Webpage. Please help!
  2. Hi All, I have an S5 that has been set up and running for several years. It was configured to run on local network. I could connect to it thru cura, "print to network", monitor it thru cura and the browser. However, since I got back from the Christmas break, some functionality has been lost. In Cura, it still detects the printer on the network, but if I hit connect, it grays out for about a second, like it is trying to connect, then goes back to unconnected status. This means no "print to network" and a blank monitor tab. If I try to connect to it thru the browser, I get the standard welcome screen. It I hit temperature graph, it will display the graph with live data properly, but if I hit digital factory, it just loads and loads but never connects. Connecting to the web cam directly thru port 8080 also works. At this point I am stuck saving new prints to USB and printing that way and lose all remote monitoring (minus webcam) and control.
  3. Hi, As the title states, I'm unable to print via cloud. If I try to send the print file via cloud from Cura or directly start the print from DF projects, it will get stuck in "In Transit" and after a while will state "Failed Sending". I am able to send prints over network (ethernet cable to a dedicated IP-address). I can see my printer and all through Digital Factory (Well..., DF camera feed is not working). I have the latest stable firmware for the S5 (7.0.3). I can also use the management console where also the camera feed is working. Printer is in professional environment, so I've got heaps of IT-hoops and security measures. Is there a port which should be opened still? Could it be Port 32118? "When signing-in from Ultimaker Cura, the application creates its own local web server via http://localhost:32118. This is webserver handles the authentication that takes place when the user logs in from Cura. This port must not be blocked on the local computer." Regarding the port 32118, I understand that this port has to be open on the user PC? It's not referring to the printer ports here? I noticed printer has not enabled firewall. Does this have an effect to this? Something else I could check? Thanks
  4. We are trying to make a print mixing multiple filaments (the printer is a Zonestar M4 4-filament extruder). the model was sliced by cura. After finishing the print, we noticed that the print show smearing between different color regions - see the print photo below (transilluminated by a light source under the print) - each circular and rectangular regions are supposed to have a different blackness, but they seem to spread out across the regions. We are trying to identify reasons for this behavior. By rendering the print (before adding the color switching tower) in cura, I noticed that there are travel paths that across individual regions - drawing diagonal lines within each layer. see screenshot below (blue lines shows the travel paths - the Extruder 1 is not rendered to show these paths inside) - I suspect that such movement may contribute to the smearing between regions of materials. i am wondering if there is a setting I can force cura to only perform orthogonal movement for travel paths - for example, when jumping from one corner of a region to another region, it always move to one of the edges and move along the edge - this way, we may have less cross talk between regions. any suggestions how to minimize such cross path would be appreciated!
  5. My Ultimaker S5 keeps displaying the message "To confirm the connection with this printer, use code: XXXXXX", repeatedly throughout the day. It seems to happen every hour or so. The printer is not attached to Digital Factory, only used locally, although it was once connected to DF (I disconnected it because it didn't work well for me). I am the only one on site here and the only person with access to our local net, so I know the connection request is not coming from here. I also know that if I block the printer's internet access at my router, the message stops popping up. That seems to suggest that someone else is trying to connect it to their digital factory, at least to me. Has anyone else had this issue? Does anyone know how to stop it without blocking the printer from the internet (which causes other issues)? Thanks!
  6. Hi, i am Cura Slicer huge fan, for all my works, and right now i have one big issue with the devices we use ate University project. We use Microsoft Surface Pro X with arm processor, and we are not able to work with the software, we can install but the software don't work at all. Maybe someone can do some trick or help to all the team been able to use all printers, software and devices. Best Regards
  7. Hello! I am using Cura 3 at home and Cura 5 at work. This is the same STL, pretty much the same slicing settings. Below is an image from Cura 3. And this one is from Cura 5. Cura 3 gives perfect and smooth results. Any ideas how to make Cura 5 behave the same? Currently it makes sharp angled thin inside edges all jagged, uneven, and rough. By the way, do these white squares in Cura 5 represent the start of the layer? If so, why is there more than one of these squares in each layer? Thank you.
  8. Hey there, I'm using the AA 0.8mm PrintCore and I've seen in CURA that the Print Temperature for PLA Tough is 225°C : isn't it supposed to be in the range of 210-220°C ? I've even seen plenty tier-sources that mention 200-215°C and so on. Is this 225°C all right ? 'Cause so far i'm reaaaaally struggling having "OK-ish" prints with the AA 0.8mm, also using a BB 0.4mm in accordance for PVA Support. The AA 0.8 is causing so much oozing, that's crazy, and it actually leads to blobs big enough that when the head goes over it, it shift the position and I have X/Y misalignment, like, about 1mm on the left for instance oO Even using the PrimeTower to purge and wipe the head for both material. So, apart from temperature, do you have some tips using AA 0.8 with the very very casual PLA Tough, to avoid so much oozing ? Where am I wrong ? Attached some pictures featuring all the issues encountered, focus on the oozing, blobs, defects in walls and, obviously, the X/Y shift that I think were caused by a massive hit on blobs. I've also included a 3mf file of the last print. Thanks in advance ! Edit : UMS5 Firmware was 7.1.0, I've just updated to 7.3.0, maybe that will help (don't see how haha) and CURA is show as 5.0.0 UMS5 was set at 75% speed, as I had a night to let it run and wanted to maximise the chance to get something. I tend to use a bit faster speed settings in CURA cause I find the UMS5 soooo damn slow compared to every other machine I use... UMS5_Stockage-V3.3mf
  9. Would love this feature for my S5, I can't find any reference for it so I assume it doesn't exist yet. My situation is that I need to have jobs run to really strict timings, and if I could schedule a job so that it starts in the middle of the night and finishes just minutes after I arrive on site then I'd already be 1 job up in my day. I won't have to wait for any heat-up time as well. Is this something that might be considered? Thanks!
  10. Hi, Im working since 2 years with ultimaker and the digital factory, and i love both. But i wanna change sometimes the name of the print jobs and dont wanna repuload them with another name. That would be really nice ❤️
  11. @GregValiant could you please also help me in a slicing endeavour? I've got a model that fits inside my build plat on the Kingroon KP3S but I'm unable to slice it for some reason and don't have some of the settings I've seen you use to make things extruders and whatnot which is my issue G17 P80.stl
  12. Good afternoon we have been printing with Cura on our 2 head, IDEX printer and getting great results. The printer is metal ready and we have a spool of Ultrafuse 316L and the Ceramic support. The Cura 5.2 supports metal printing with BASF and has created special profile, allowing a few essential things. 1. basic profile for the Ultrafuse 316L and the Ceramic Support 2. special printing of a baseplate that goes under the parts to control shrinkage and warping 3. layer support detection and using the second head to build the Ceramic layer, which is very thin and it seems solid - unique to metal printing with Ultrafuse. 4. controlling the specifics of the print profile, such as print speed, % of extrusion/over extrusion, reversing direction of the print head to relieve stress, auto scaling for post processing and sintering, etc. etc. we would like to install this in our IDEX printer but i cannot seem to find any clear information as to how to do this. any guidance, thoughts, support would be extremely helpful, we have uploaded the profiles but the printer does not recognise and I understand there may be other steps to take, we have a large project of a series of limited edition parts to produce and believe that this process may lead the best results. thank you in advance. thomas
  13. Good morning gentlemen, I want to ask a please to help me solve the problem of processing a complex 3d model that takes hours and hours and never ends, what is that due to? Will it be due to the complexity of the model or is there a plugin that speeds up and facilitates the processing of the 3d model for 3d printing, thank you very much
  14. I can't seem to find how, in Cura, to have the S5 with Material Station change materials (colors) at a specific layer. I'm wanting to print with 4 colors thus changing to the second extruder won't do it and it seems that with the Material Station I should be able to switch material bays? There's bound to be a way???? Thanks for your help!
  15. I upgraded to 5.2 cura and all the file sliced, when plugged into print unknown build plate type. Is there an option to pick what kind of build plate your are using and if there is where is it? I cant seem to find it. Thanks
  16. Hi everyone I want to know how can I change the flow rate in Cura Slicer constant, because I could find each layer in g-codes have different differences and I want to make these difference same and constantly. May I know is there any guys have a such experience to fix this problem?
  17. Hey, I am trying to reduce the gaps of 100% infill but the parameters I am tweaking does not seem to work. In the Pursa Slicer, there was "Infill/perimeter overlap". If set over 110% it usually vanishes. Would appreciate if anyone can help me out?
  18. Hi to all I'd like to create a printer definition, as it is not listed in Ultimaker Cura 5.x. I already have the definition (machine, extruders, meshes, variants) from BCN3D Cura. But it's based on Cura 4.X I use Cura 5.x with plugins on my Ultimakers and like to keep it with for the others (only one material database, only one SW to manage, ....). BCN3D Cura has no plugins nor the last valuable improvements. I have already created custom printers to use Ultimaker Cura 5.x on my BCN3D Epsilon W50. 3 printers for Single mode (left extruder), Dual Mode and Duplication mode) and it's working fine. But BCN3D has changed the Epsilon's FW and the filament sensor is not working anymore. Previously, they used some comment lines in the gcode to activate the left / right filament sensor. I now suspect they also use the machine definition name in the end comments of the gcode. Having a custom printer means you have 'custom' in the machine definition name, instead of 'bcn3dw50' I've found the GitHub page on how to create a printer definition, but it's not for Cura 5.X https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/wiki/Adding-new-machine-profiles-to-Cura Any clue were I can find a similar page for Cura 5.X ? Thanks in advance
  19. Hello, The digital factory queue was not sending prints through, so I removed the printer from DF, reset DF on the printer, and tried to reconnect it again. However, when I select "Connect" on the digital factory screen on the printer, it goes through and connects to DF without bringing up any connection code. This is troubling since I removed the printer from DF before I reset the connection. I am not sure what is happening. I even reset the printer from factory and tried re-initializing the internet connection, but the same sequence of events happened. Some assistance would be welcomed. Thanks!
  20. Hi, I wanna print with my Ultimaker S5 metal objects. I buyed 1 spool of Ultrafuse 316L and the metal expansion kit. When i slice the objects with Ultrafuse 17-4 PH Cura generate a shrinkage plate. But when i slice the same object with Ultrafuse 316L it only generates a little standard raft. I've already uninstalled and reinstalled the profile, but it didn't help. The bigger shrinkage plate is not only necessary for 17-4 PH, is it? How do I get the shrinkage plate to work with the other material? I can't change the number with the default raft settings. Only the height, but that only generates a track with the desired height.
  21. Hi, as I understand it, the objective of using adaptive layers is to speed up the printing process, so in the areas where the geometry does not change much the maximum layer thickness is used and where the geometry changes, thinner layers are used to capture the details. I am using Cura 5.1. When I turn on using of adaptive layers, it actually increases the printing time considerably, because it is using the parameter Adaptive Layers Maximum Variation to increase and decrease the layer defined by the base layer height. So, the change is symmetrical. However, it would be nice if there was one more parameter "Adaptive Layer Minimum Thickness" to control the minimum thickness and thus to limit the printing time. Now, I have to redefine base layer thickness and Adaptive Layers Maximum Variation if it takes too much time using adaptive layers. Or did I miss something? Best regards, M.
  22. Hello, I'm having some difficulty connecting to my S5 via Cura (or browser). I am able to ping it, so it is connected to the same wifi network that I am. Turning it off and on again doesn't have much impact, although sometimes cura briefly connects to the printer, but not long enough to start a print job, for example. In addition, the S5 screen hangs on the 'Ultimaker' screen (rebooting it doesn't change that), so I'm unable to use that interface to troubleshoot. If I go to 'Manage printers' in Cura, my S5 is listed as one of the 'Connected printers' (not sure if that means anything). When I hit "Connect via Network', my S5 shows up as one of the options - however, when I click on it, the 'Connect' button is greyed out and there's a message saying 'This printer is not set up to host a group of printers'. FYI - S5 firmware is version 6.2.2 and Cura is version 5.0.0. Any advice on how to tackle this issue? At this point, I'd be happy if I could do a factory reset, as long as it stopped hanging on the 'Ultimaker' screen.
  23. Hi there, I am very often in the need to print multi-meshes part that are stacked vertically, but not merged. Think about a rugged laptop that yould like to print to get a dumb object so that you can try and place in a car, on a specific dock, etc : just an externally representative and plasticky laptop. But what you have is a 3D CAD Laptop with EVERYTHING inside it, which means the backplate, the motherboard, all the electronic equipements, the keyboard, the screen, the upper front plate, etc. Everything is separated by a tiny distance, because this is how we assemble thing in CAD, there is always a tiiiiiny gap between elements. Which is really not convenient for 3D printing. I've detailed this need in this specitic thread if you want more details : Now, i've been dealing with this issue with the X/Y Horizontal Expansion that helps me filling the gap automatically, at the cost of a slight external dimensions error which is most of the time Okay (since it expand in all X/Y direction, outer wall expand as well). In the laptop example, it helps making sure that every keys of the keyboard, won't fall apart and stick to the keyboard since they've expand horizontally and merge the keyboard structure. Alleluia. But... The vertical axis remains the same. The backplate that "look" to be merged to everything else, is not. It's slighlty separated by a tiny gap, and will mean that the slicer will add some Support to deal with this gap. Same goes for EVERY parts that are stacked one above the others. Using some PVA as a support, it would mean that everything would fall appart after printing, nothing is really merged, attached, etc. In the linked thread, we talk about the 3D CAD modification that could help merging parts. Here, I want to ask if it would be possible to get a Z Vertical Expansion so that it would expand every surface by a user specified parameter (in mm), and allow to fill the vertical gap automatically. Sure, everything inside would still be there, the unnecessary detailed motherboard and electronics, etc, but that's another problem, at least everything would stick together if the initial vertical gap is below the vertical expansion set by the user. As an option, it would definitely need to get a box to tick saying "no expansion of the outer surfaces" or something like this, to ensure that the global vertical dimension remain the same, but that a second step 😉 Well, so, yeah, a feature request for you guys ! I'm really struggling everyday with this exact situation and it would help so much.
  24. I am now filling out my build plate, but doing a One At A Time print batch, so at maximum I can have 9 models on my standard sized Ender 3. Is there a plugin that will duplicate, and move models around the buildplate like this? If it needs to be made, I am willing to pay for it The order in which the mdoels are placed matters. You don't want the hotend to move to another spot, and slam into a part that's already printed...
  25. I've had a recurring issue, that while fairly minor, is starting to affect the usability of a lot of my prints, and I'm stumped. I'm really hoping others will have some insight. Thanks in advance for any help. I am using Cura 5.1, with a variety of printers, but mainly an Ultimaker S5. What I'm seeing is on roughly tubular shapes, printed vertically or close to, that the inside and outside of the tube have very different surface finish qualities. Most of the time, it is the outside of the tube that gets the better finish - very high quality, in general - while the inside of the tube has really pronounced layer lines and substantial variability in dimension. In other words, on the inside of the tube, the walls just are not stacked very well, leading to a rough surface that can also be wavy, while the outside surface comes out smooth and uniform. I have had a few parts where the nice side and rough side are reversed, but I rarely get parts with both sides equally good. It seems to mostly manifest as excess material on the inside of the part, which I have been able to clean up in post-processing most of the time. But I shouldn't have to do that, and on some shapes, that post-processing can be difficult and time-consuming. To clarify, the parts in question are just vaguely tubular, in that they are a closed profile with a distinct inside and outside; they needn't be fully round or rectangular. I'm seeing this effect on parts in the 25mm-100mm size range, so nothing tiny or large, just basic mid-size parts, with reasonably robust walls (on the order 3-5mm). The roughness often seems to correspond to the presence of other features, such as holes or bosses, even if those features are only on one side. So on a vertical tube with a horizontal hole in it for example, there might be a band of layers at the height of the hole where the rough side is noticeably proud or below the rest of the surface. I'm fairly sure it is a Cura issue, as it seems to occur with any printer for which I use Cura to slice, as well as with different materials. My main printer is an Ultimaker S5, so I can also rule out compatibility issues, and I use the Cura profiles for the machine, which while not always perfect, are generally quite good; so it's not like I'm out in left field with bad profiles or anything. The inside and outside of tubes both get "outside walls", from Cura's perspective (note red lines on attached screenshot), so I do not see any obvious profile-related reason for one side of the tube to come out different than the other. I have only two ideas about the mechanism of action involved: One possibility is that it depends on whether Cura starts the layer with the inside or outside of the tube. If there was a slight excess of material due to the flow settings, perhaps that extra material is getting pushed to one side or the other and causing the variability. The "Wall Order" setting should make it go the same way on each layer though, so that likely isn't the cause. The other thought I had was that it could be related to the variable line width - perhaps the wall position or "squish" of the wall extrusion varies a bit with width. That latter possibility really doesn't explain the difference between the inside and outside of the tube, but it could explain the change at layers where there is another feature (the other feature could change the line width calculations). Any thoughts? Has anyone else observed this phenomenon? Has anyone seen it and managed to overcome it? If anyone is inclined to try printing to verify my results, I've attached a sample file which has shown the issue for me in both ABS and Polycarbonate. Thanks! 2013873475_GripPartialTall.stl
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