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  1. Hi, I have a suggestion for a feature in Cura: being able to add custom G-code in a printing profile that gets inserted between the start G-code set in machine settings, and the printing G-code. For example for Malin users; a space where you can add G-code for custom Linear Advance values for a specific material, instead of having to change it every time in the machine settings window of Cura, or having to update it via the terminal every time before starting a print. Looking forward to feedback on my suggestion. Marno
  2. kim_aurore_biloni

    Export the current model from a plugin

    I'm developping a plugin for Cura. I need to export the actual 3d object that is edited and slice in Cura. The purpose of my plugin is to visualize the 3d object on a device using Unity. This is why I need a file in any 3d format. I search for some commands to call but didn't found them in the wiki of uranium nor Cura. Also I want to know if it's possible to also export the sliced model ? To first call the slice process and then export the 3d model.
  3. Did anybody notice that Youmagine is completely covered in spam ?
  4. Labern

    Setting Lock

    I would be nice to have a setting lock in cura. Where in custom settings if you change a value a small padlock comes up next to that block in which you could lock that setting. This will remain there regardless of core, printer or material change etc. A small popup could come up saying that you have locked settings as a warning when you do change printers or cores but you can ignore it if you wish. This could allow some people to keep a setting which they prefer to be altered at all times to remain in place regardless if its a default profile or custom one. A simple click of that padlock would then unlock that setting allowing you to revert back to the default setting.
  5. grapher

    Layer timestamp

    hi, i have model with several cavities, where i allways stop the print by script (extensions->post processing->modify G code-> stop at height), manualy insert magnet into it, and continue printing. point is, that i dont know WHEN the stop will ocure. I know layer number, but im unable to read from CURA information about what time will be the layer printed. so my question is, if there is such information, so i can better plan the print (for example, so the pause will not be 4AM ;) logically, the information must have CURA available, if there is total time printed, and the time is +- accurate.
  6. I don't know if this has been tried but it's worth asking. Most typical 3D printer users set 0.2mm Layers to Balance (compromise) speed and quality. Layer adhesion remains one of the biggest weaknesses of 3D printing. Has anyone considered this? 0.1mm outer shell quality. Part-wide layer adhesion only every 0.6mm. 0.2mm inner shell, 0.3mm infill: Print time depends on the ratio of surface area/detail to volume. May be faster than 0.2mm print in some cases(?) Gcode only, slicing based on simple outer/inner/infill rules, in this example only the .1 outer shell is printed on the first pass. On the second pass the .2 inner shell and another .1 outer shell are printed. On the third pass the .3 infill and another .1 outer shell are printed and so on. Any printer should be able to print this out of the box. Layer adhesion: An adaptive algorithm (rater than basic outer/inner/infill rules) Could eliminate layer adhesion issues by strategically inserting an interlocking extrusion. Or there could be a lucky pattern where layers never line up (without complex math). An algorithmic approach could allow for strength vs speed options while maintaining fine outer shell quality. 2nd pic: Would the part be weaker in other ways? Could this be mitigated with existing overlap / extrusion rate techniques? Thanks for your time:)
  7. hi, Is it possible to make the piece, a cylinder for example, be printed with different options depending on the height? or certain portions? I know that with slic3r it is possible but I can not do it and I would like to continue using cura thanks
  8. Is there is the way to improve the initial top layer thickness when using the adaptive layer height? This is the beginning before the 1st top layer is printed on the infill On the next layer height of 101, the 1st top layer is printed but the initial thickness base on the layer preview shown the thickness to be 0.05mm which is to thin to support the rest of the top layer . Is there any post-processing g-code to make the adaptive layer to ignore the initial top layer or a way to increase the initial top layer layer thickness when using adaptive layer thickness
  9. I want the machine's cura software to scan and detect the locally generated STL file in real time and automatically import the file into the cura software for slice printing. Do you have such a plugin or script? Please help solve 剑++吊坠.stl
  10. curadura

    Add feature

    is it possible to show the size values in the bottom right corner, matching to the colors of the arrows in the model?
  11. Hi All, Not sure where to post suggestions, so I'll leave this here - please let me know if it belongs somewhere else. I'd like to suggest a setting that allows the travel speed to decrease (user settable) in areas where the overhang gets above a certain value. I found with my printer, if I left the travel speed at the usual setting (40-50mm/sec) then my overhang tests would only get about 50-55 deg, but if I dropped the speed to about 10mm/s then I could get results much closer to 75-80deg overhang meaning I could print much more complex parts with less support material. Unfortunately printing a whole model (especially a large one) at 10mm/s is out of the question... So it would be super cool if Cura could allow me to reduce the travel speed immediately above areas (for say... 4 or 5 layers) that have overhangs above a certain value in much the same way as supports are added now if overhangs are over a certain value... Hope I'm not the only one who'd find this helpful. Regards
  12. I've attached my new bath knob. Permissive commons license and already on thingiverse. I was watching the print (3D printers can be so mesmerizing on a lazy Saturday)... and I think I detected one place where Cura can do better (although I don't know if I know where to twiddle... is this possible with a plugin? I'm happy to roll up my sleaves if I'm not wasting my time. I figure this is pretty common. The hole narrows in the middle. It's wider on both sizes and there are good reasons not to fillet (basically... the screw supplied with the original part wouldn't fit properly for one). Your first reaction is that supports would make it print 100% successfully. I'd say supports are hard to remove in there... but also, the current behavior is so close ... it just seems cura can do a tad better... If you print the knob with the outside surface down (seems the sensible way), the hole starts at 12mm and narrows to 5.5mm (I know 'cause I made it). On the first layer of bridging, it starts fine ... going across from the edge of the circule out until it is printing the part of the smaller circle that isn't a contiguous bridge... which continues until it is again. This dumps that non-contiguous material down the hole and leaves two side bits almost-ok. On the next pass, we almost get it right where the 2nd bridge layer is 90 degrees to the first ... and you get the square part of the circle-square being almost right... but still, on this pass, more material down the chute. If you were amazingly smart about this, I'd imagine the best way would be to print this as a series of tangents to the inside circle that began and ended on the solid outside circle. If you were less smart about it, printing the two 90 degree edge bits on the first pass, you might not be dumping the circular inner walls down the hole. Thoughts? BathKnob v6.stl
  13. Hello, I would like to submit the following features for a future Cura release: 1. The ability to rename and/or the ability to annotate cloud back-up files. It would be great to be able to include some indication of what's different about a given back-up. 2. The ability to override the default file name for generated gcode based on a template; for example: 'cura-S4_' + [filename] + '_' + [mmdd] = 'cura-S4_MyModel_0814.gcode'. It would be nice to insert the date pattern, have the ability to create an increment number for duplicate files and/or change the prefix of a file. Cura is awesome - keep up the great work! Thanks, Rich.
  14. MrMinemeet

    Manual USB Connect Button

    Hello, I sometimes have the problem, that Cura doesn't automatically connect to my Anet A6 (with Marlin 1.1.9) so that I have to replug the USB cable or restart Cura many times until I get it working. Is there any chance that there could be a "Connect to Printer" button so that it manually creates a connection via USB? Best Regards, MrMinemeet
  15. Good morning my extension perfectly working in 3.2 on Prusa I3 mendel printer and developed in Python as required with all files. perfectly working in 3.2 crashes at first command in 3.3 and 3.4 BedlevelPlugin.zip
  16. We have an Ultimaker 3 - 3D Printer in our office. Since it is quite noisy we normally do the prints for prototyping overnight. Is there a possible to time shedule prints? At the moment I prepare the prints, start the print and press pause. When I leave the office I often forget to unpause the print.
  17. I originally posted these requests over on the Cura Lulzbot Edition Workboard as I'm a Taz 6 user, but figured it might be better to go to the source. Option 1: Define Model Print Order When printing multiple duplicate parts, several efficiency issues arise as objects are often printed in a non-uniform sequence requiring additional unnecessary travel between models. This effect is particularly noticeable when printing an array of duplicate objects which require supports. Support layers for each duplicate object are printed prior to printing corresponding layers of each object which effectively doubles the travel time for each layer of the array. Experimentation with the order in which models are duplicated or added to the build plate within Cura seems to have no noticeable bearing on the sequence in which the models are printed. Model grouping also does not appear to affect model print order. Existing potential options to influence this process including the “one at a time” and “all at once” options as well as z-seam alignment customizations produce inconsistent results. An option to manually define the sequence in which models are printed could solve this issue. In my experience, even on seemingly simple arrays of duplicated objects, Cura often prints objects in an order that increases the number of unnecessary moves. I've included 2 screenshots of an array of parts where I have overlaid the order in which the parts are printed (actual print order vs. desired). Beginning in the bottom left corner User Specified Z Seam Alignment where X=0 and Y=0), the actual print order skips a model altogether and then backtracks to complete it which does not seem to be the most efficient path. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but I can't figure out why Cura has decided that this is the preferred sequence for this particular array. It would be preferable if the order in which objects are printed is displayed and editable to prevent this from happening. This could also come in handy for those wanting to print a "priming" object. I've seen several inquiries on various message boards where folks have requested the ability to print a skirt for priming and a brim for build plate adhesion. When printing with a brim only, sometimes extruded filament has cooled slightly when it first comes out of the nozzle and does not promptly adhere to the build plate. When it eventually sticks, the cooled string of filament may have been dragged across the bottom surface area where the object will be printed. This can result in issues with first layer quality. To circumvent this and minimize the need to babysit the first layer, I've attempted to print a "priming object" first. However, since print order of different objects cannot be manually defined, it's luck of the draw as to whether or not the "priming object" actually prints first. Option 2: Uniform Tool-path Cloning When a model is duplicated multiple times models are often sliced in a way such that the path of the extruder is not identical for each duplicated part. This results in inconsistency in surface finish between models. Manual adjustment of Z-seam alignment settings can be used to influence the starting position of the extruder for each model in the array but does not guarantee identical tool-path travel for each layer. An option to clone the tool-path relative to the model would provide greatly enhanced surface finish consistency between duplicate models. Currently, in order to ensure that 10 objects are virtually identical, the same object must be printed in 10 separate jobs which requires start-up and cool-down time for each job as well as time for part removal. Even if the additional tool path travel adds 5-7 minutes per print job for an array of 10 parts, it would save time in not having to run the start-up and cool-down sequence for 10 different parts. The integrated cost savings over time of reducing start-up, cool-down, and part removal labor could be significant. Most importantly, tool path cloning ensures identical surface finish and structural strength between parts without having to run multiple print jobs. This is particularly valuable to small businesses who may not have the luxury of running multiple machines. Option 3: Per Model Settings – Build Plate Adhesion An option to manually select build plate adhesion on a per model basis would be beneficial in printing multiples of different models in a single print job where each model may require unique brim or raft settings would be beneficial in improving efficiency. I welcome any suggestion which might help to achieve the desired result with Cura's existing features.
  18. Hello all! I work as volunteer at CoderDojo in the Netherlands, Alphen aan den Rijn and we teach kids to program. I recently started teaching kids how to 3D Model, and they REALLY liked it! As most of you might know, 3D Modeling is fun, but it isn't as educational as printing the object in real life and learning from it's flaws. Since CoderDojo is a non-profit organisation, we don't get money from the CoderDojo Foundation but have to get it ourself. That's why I made a GoFundMe page to get money for a nice 3D Printer. I very much hope posting it here would get some attentions so we can teach kids the fundamentals of 3D Printing. If you want to donate, you can do that here: https://www.gofundme.com/teaching-children-3d-print Your money could really help kids to get an understanding of how these technologies work! Thanks in advance, The CoderDojo Alphen aan den Rijn team!
  19. Today I tried to add a new material in Cura (via Preferences, Configure Cura, Materials). I duplicated the Generic CPE and then started to change some settings: Display Name: PETG Brand: BrandXYZ Material Type: PETG (doesn't exist in Cura) and then, as soon as I leave the last field field, the material has gone, without any warning or message. Another material (ABS) is then selected. At first I didn't notice that this happened so I entered several other values, but I was altering the wrong material! Unfortunately there is no Cancel-button on this form so I wasn't really happy. So please UM/Cura-team, - add a Cancel-button to this form - support unknown materials OR give a clear warning before throwing away my entered data OR make the Material Type-box a selection box. Thanks!
  20. rickmjohnston

    Cura s/w...Wishlist item!!!

    Wish Cura would import models in a saved project file in the same X/Y/Z locations. Just like it does when you open the file as a project. If you just click import models they are scattered randomly on the build plate again and one must adjust their locations all over again. Rick...
  21. I was wondering if there is a way to insert custom GCode for each different filament in cura? It doesn't appear that there is an option to do it in default cura, but are there any plugins that can do it? The reason is I would like to use linear advance, but different types of filament (PLA, PETG, Flexible) require different values for linear advance.
  22. Hello, I just realized something, which illustrates a bit the difference of thinking between software engineers and coders and everyday folks: for the latter, 0 is a valid value, like 1 or 2 or pi or whatever, for the formers, 0 is usually used as an absence of value, meaning that if you input 0 in a field, then it tells the program to not execute whatever instruction is linked to that field, and move to the next instruction. I was trying to help @4instudent with his Breakaway gap problem and realized that, when you input 0 in the 'Support Roof Line Distance' field, CURA interprets that as 'No support roof line needed' and creates a massive gap between the support and the bottom of the overhang because it doesn't create any support roof despite the option being checked, while what we wanted by inputting that value was 'No distance between the roof of the support and the bottom of the overhang, stick them together', the goal being to have the smoothest surface finish possible. I haven't checked all parameters, but I'm sure there are many other examples of the 0 being understood as a 'null' answer instead of a 0 distance. Which is very confusing to the layman who has no knowledge of coding, and very frustrating even if you know the source of the problem because you have to fumble around with small values like 0.01 and hope it doesn't lead to CURA being confused because your printing profile is at 0.2 or something. Could that be changed so that all the fields where the user can input a number, especially on 'distance' stuff, the 0 is read as '0 distance' instead of 'no value'? And, perhaps, put something else to mean 'no value', like leaving the field blank or using a sign like / or something? Thanks
  23. joshuaSmith2021

    Estimated Time Algorithm

    I have noticed that print times are often way off of actual print times. I use ~v3.0.0 with a Printrbot Simple Pro w/heated bed, if it matters. Almost all of my prints take about 30-40% longer than the estimated print time. I understand that estimating the print time is difficult because of lots of factors involved in printing. What is the algorithm that calculates this print time?
  24. I wish the mouse view controls worked like FreeCAD. The right click for rotation is very awkward to use. In FreeCAD the view controls are: SHIFT + Mouse Move (no button click) to pan view ALT + Mouse Move (no button click) to rotate view It seems very intuitive to just hold either the CTRL or ALT key and move the mouse to pan and rotate the camera view. On Windows 10 without a mouse, Shift+Click pans and Right+Click rotates. The CTRL+Click does nothing. A weird mix of mouse and touchpad control.
  25. It would be nice if it were possible to disable temperature control for the nozzle, similar to how it is with the bed. I'm using OctoPrint, and I preheat the nozzle - and sometimes I like to try different temperatures without having to re-slice the model, or send custom g-code in-between. I seem to remember that it was possible in previous versions (i.e. old Cura), and there was a discusson on GitHub about it, where it was said that there is a setting somewhere for that - I didn't find it, though, so maybe it's in the underlying json files? In any case, I think it would be useful if the temperature setting for the nozzle worked the same way as for the bed.

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