Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'REQUEST'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type

3D printing forums

  • General
    • Official news
    • Buying or selling your Ultimaker
    • Ultimaker.com feedback
  • Ultimaker products
    • Ultimaker 3D printers
    • Ultimaker Software
    • Materials
    • Modifications, third party add-ons & other hardware
  • 3D print Questions
    • Help, Tips & Tricks
    • 3D modeling software
  • Fields of Work
    • Architecture
    • Engineering
    • Manufacturing
    • Education
  • User Lounge
    • What have you made
    • Coffee corner
    • Events and meetings
  • Languages
    • Nederlands
    • Deutsch
    • Español
    • Français
    • Italiano
    • Japanese - 日本語
    • Other Languages
  • Clubs used for testing's Clubs explained

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start



About Me

Field of Work


3D printer

On The Web

Found 111 results

  1. Hi guys ! First, thanks for developping CURA. I've been using it for over a year now with my Anycubic i3 Mega, with great success. I'm currently designing a 3D printed RC airplane, and I have found that the Gyroid Infill gives promising results for creating strong yet lightweight wing sections. It could almost be used as is, but to make it perfect, and make us plane designer definitely quit time-consuming custom-drawn infill structure, we would need the following features : ability to set XY offset of the gyroid infill ability to rotate the gyroid infill in reference to the machine XY axis ability to scale the infill in the Z direction, as we need the stiffness most along the wingspan Could that be part of a future release ?
  2. Cura now allows for the layer height of the infill to be different to the wall layer height. This appears to work well. Would it be possible for there to be a Cura setting that allowed for the surface print line of the wall to be a different layer height compared with the rest of the wall? As an example the surface layer height could be 0.12 mm while the rest of the wall layer height and the infill layer height could be 0.24 mm. This would give the benefit of a better surface finish without significantly increasing print time.
  3. We really enjoy the mobile app notifications for started/completed/aborted print jobs in Cura. I recently noticed that there is even a notification for an improperly configured print job (wrong core/material). What we would REALLY like is a notification for a print job that has been paused for whatever reason - particularly jobs that have run out of material. This would be so helpful and it seems, to my naive mind, would be very simple to implement. Can this be done via 3rd party plugin now?
  4. Did anybody notice that Youmagine is completely covered in spam ?
  5. The problem occurs when I try to submit a file to Cura from within Fusion 360 I am using Mac OS Mojave version 10.14.6 Fusion 360 Version 2.0.6258 Cura Version 4.2.1 If Cura is already open, the file is transferred correctly but if it's closed, Cura opens and crashes and I get this message. If I choose a different application in the "3D print" pallet like for instance "Slic3er", I don't get that message and the app launches. So it seems to be specific to Cura in my case anyway. From what I could see in the few ours I spent trying to fix it, this looks like it's still an unresolved issue. If someone at Ultimaker want's to look at this bug, I will be happy to help in any way. I love Cura and I want to help if I can so that it's has bug free as possible. Thanks for your help. - Blaise
  6. Hi, I was wondering if there is a plugin or possible tweak for me to see only the changes between one profile and another. Currently I have a proliferation of settings and I tweak many options using the expert view. However - I prefer to set up some base configs that are common and then modify only a few settings for a different profile. Currently I have to go through the entire list so I was wondering if there is a way to set up a parent profile that has the whole set of settings and then children in which I see only those that I tweaked for that child profile (e.g. PLA Vendor 1 (parent), PLA Vendor 1 - coarse (child 1 - maybe I only tweaked layer height. So all other settings are masked when I view the child so I know the ones I tweaked), PLA Vendor 1 - coarse no support (child 2 layer height+unchecked Generate support), etc) Any pointers on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bimal
  7. Is it somehow possible to have a separate wall thickness for walls on the inside of my model? I am currently preparing to print a threaded piece with a fairly large diameter and hollowed out the middle of the piece to save material and printing time. However, as I have set a wall thickness of 3mm to make my threads more robust, Cura slices the walls around the hollow space also 3mm wide, which defeats the whole purpose of hollowing out that space in the first place... Any ideas or suggestions? Cheers, Oliver
  8. Hello everyone, I would like to share my idea of adding the option to reduce the max XY resolution of infill specifically. Since the resolution of infill is not that important and infill types like gyroid can be made up of many small arcs, reducing the resolution of infill specifically has the potential to increase print speeds via USB, especially on machines with a small buffer like my Anycubic i3 Mega. Thank you very much 🙂
  9. Hello everyone, it would be wonderful if "Infill Layer Thickness" could also round up to the next multiple of the layer thickness, the same way the "Support Z Distance" does. That way it wouldn't need to be changed with every print and one could set it once and never worry about it again. The same way that many people have set the "Support Z Distance" to a value like "0.165" to always have the Z distance be a multiple of the layer thickness until 0.17mm layer height, at which the "Support Z Distance" automatically starts being equal to the layer height. Currently, the "Infill Layer Thickness" is forbidden to be smaller than the Layer height and only rounds down. Thank you everyone for your consideration 🙂
  10. Does anyone have problems with the prime tower falling for tall prints like in the following Joel Telling (3D Printing Nerd) vid? Like in the vid, the Cura team has improved the prime tower default settings as it will now do a brim if the print is using one. However, I've still had problems with the tower falling. With a brim, the tower usually cracks off at the 2nd layer. I've tried increasing the size of the tower and am now printing 40mm towers, and I've increased the number of tower walls (by increasing Prime Tower Minimum Volume) to 4 (2 for nozzle 1 and 2 for nozzle 2), and it still falls (see attached photo of a print where I tried to salvage it by gluing the tower back onto the print bed -- the tower had cracked off after only having printed about 2 inches!). I could keep making the tower thicker, but it would be great to have a really thick wall at the bottom and have it gradually thin out towards the top. Or some other idea that would stop this problem. Thoughts?
  11. Earlier, I began printing in PETG, and my first prints got successively better, till little parts of the prints I made were clear enough for me to hold against a screen and see the details through it! but no more. I was printing little 1cm cubes, and I began noticing that the issue lies in extrusion...lines? Essentially, little bubbles between the extrusion lines were left behind, even after dialing in my settings to the best of my ability. I believe ironing may be the solution here, but therein lies the issue. Cura only supports ironing on exposed upper surfaces. I believe it should be an option, and not hard to add a little check box to "iron everything". it should come with a warning that it will slow down prints immensely, but after spending 3 hours on a 1cm cube in an attempt to get it a little clearer, I think the feature can stand on its own. I'm not sure it will make things clerar, but I'd say there's a decent chance, and some extra heating on the top of every layer may actually help strengthen prints by removing fracture points and ensuring better layer adhesion, in any case. another option would be the ability to list which layers should be ironed and a checkbox for whether to include the entire layer or just exposed faces. I know a few people that wanted to iron only a couple layers.
  12. Hello. Is there a "den" self-build extruder? There should be parts to print out, a list of needed parts (from the online hardware store, Amazon, Ebay ...), and a good tutorial. I saw a "LYMAN FILAMENT EXTRUDER" somewhere. Or. Not. Because the link led to a scientific page. And what I find on Thingiverse, I do not know what is currently the best device?
  13. I loaded 5 different STL files, arranged them on the plate and printed them. Now I don't remember the file name of each model on the plate, and they look about the same with minor differences. When selecting a model, there is no information beside location and scale. Since there is an option to reload all models, all the file names must still be in there somewhere. It would be very helpfull if at least the filename was shown on the selected model or a "name" layer could be shown, displaying the filename on each model.
  14. 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.
  15. I was thinking of if it would be possible to add more top/bottom layer patterns. It could be interesting to give a nice pattern on objects that the main face it's the bottom layer because the shiny/smooth result of the glass bed touching face. Something like this:
  16. Hi, I have always found the Tweak at Z plugin very useful, but I have always been wondering why there has newer been a option to change layer height in the plugin. Can anyone tell me if there is a technical reason why this has not been implemented? Now that the adaptive layers function in Cura is working fine, I would guess that it is possible to implement a manual function for changing layer height at a given Z-height. I do not believe I am the first person to find this useful, so I wonder if there is technical challenges stopping the implementation of this function? Best regards Robert
  17. Hi, is there any way to selectively increase the flow rate just for infill? I know you can change line widths for different features (infill, top/bottom, etc.), which is great, but with larger line widths for infill (and even with moderate print velocities and reduced print accelerations for infill) I'm a bit of infill underextrusion. (Print temperatures are more than sufficient) For that matter, being able to selectively increase the temperature for infill lines would be cool. I suppose this could be done with dual extruders (use a larger nozzle, extra flow multiplier, and higher temperature just for infill)...
  18. I often use ironing option to smooth PLA prints. Ironing using concentric pattern is never a good choice as it always either leaves a little elevated spot in the center or irons suboptimally. It's expected, maybe some fine tuning would help, but thresholds of values are too small to having it repeatable. This isn't an issue though. I would prefer a zig-zag pattern instead. However this pattern has an issue this post addresses. If applied on round or rectangular surface it works almost well. However if the surface is more complex some parts of it aren't covered with the pattern. It's a matter of an algorithm, more specifically probably a choice not to return to already ironed areas. But it nullifies the purpose of ironing. There would be several ways to mitigate this issue. Add an option to fill all space with zig-zags regardless of potential seams that can occur, or include another pattern that could fill irregular spaces with minimum number of returns (some space filling approach, maze like, Peano curve or Hilbert's maybe).
  19. I've found that using adaptable layers, faster infill and supports, thicker infill layers ect it can quickly get impossible to find a temperature that works well for everything since the rate it's being asked to extrude plastic can vary so wildly. Hot enough for the fast thick infill means strings and blobs on the surface. Cool enough for the fine surface means jams and under extrusion on the infill. I've set up auto temp so it can go up and down but it can only adjust so fast. So I was wondering if there is a way to smooth out the flow so the nozzle has a chance to heat/cool. Essentially when suddenly asked to deliver a lot more plastic it could slow the print right down so the actual volume of plastic remains similar. Then slowly speed up as the temperature rises. And before it has to deliver less it could slow back down as the nozzle cools in preparation. Does this exist already? Or if not could it work? (I couldn't find it from Googling but that could just be not knowing what to call it)
  20. 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.
  21. I am a cast glass artist and I have purchased a photograph with a standard license, which allows me to create a work of art with it and sell it. This photograph will be used to create a 3D model, a relief sculpture in wax, which will be re-formed into a boat shape, then cast in glass. The lithophane process in thingaverse provided just what I need to print the relief sculpture in wax. But I do not have the CC license thingaverse wants in order to publish and get to my .stl file so I can use it. So I have three questions, 1. Is there any way I can get to that.stl file in thingaverse without publishing? 2. Is there any other way to do the same thing? 2. Since the photo will change so much from its current form, do I even need to worry? Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
  22. Hi. I was wondering if there was a setting in cura for support layer height, and if there isn't if it could be implemented in the next update. Thanks!
  23. Hi Is there a way to tell Cura to put Tree Support in one place only and not on the whole of the model?
  24. Hello, I've been educating myself in Ultimaker Cura 3.6 by writing my own Plugin. At this point I've no problems and everything is working fine. I now decided to convert one file of my Plugin from .py to .pyd with Cython. Now Ultimaker does not even load this Plugin anymore, saying: 2019-04-05 14:46:01,337 - ERROR - [MainThread] UM.Logger.logException [88]: from . import J_Do_It_2 2019-04-05 14:46:01,337 - ERROR - [MainThread] UM.Logger.logException [88]: ImportError: cannot import name 'J_Do_It_2' Does Ultimaker Cura not support Plugins with precompiled/converted .pyd files? The main file MPFWriter.py import tempfile import os import io from typing import cast from . import J_Do_It_2 from UM.Application import Application from UM.Logger import Logger from UM.Mesh.MeshWriter import MeshWriter #The writer we need to implement. from UM.MimeTypeDatabase import MimeTypeDatabase, MimeType from UM.PluginRegistry import PluginRegistry #To get the g-code writer. class MPFWriter(MeshWriter): version = 3 def __init__(self): super().__init__() def write(self, stream, nodes, mode = MeshWriter.OutputMode.TextMode): #Store the g-code from the scene. temp_gcode = tempfile.NamedTemporaryFile("w", delete=False) name = temp_gcode.name gcode_writer = cast(MeshWriter, PluginRegistry.getInstance().getPluginObject("GCodeWriter")) success = gcode_writer.write(temp_gcode, None) #converter = J_Do_It.DoIt() if not success: #Writing the g-code failed. self.setInformation(gcode_writer.getInformation()) return False path = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)) try: head = io.open((str(path) +"/HeadAndEnd/head.txt"), "r", encoding='utf8') end = io.open((str(path) + "/HeadAndEnd/end.txt"), "r", encoding='utf8') except EnvironmentError as e: if head: Logger.log("e", "Cannot open or find HeadFile") elif end: Logger.log("e", "Cannot open or find EndFile") else: Logger.log("Something went wrong") return False try: J_Do_It_2.DoIt.openFile(name, stream.name, head, end) except EnvironmentError as e: if temp_gcode: Logger.log("e", "Cannot create temp-File {pathTempFile}".format(temp_gcode=temp_gcode)) return False temp_gcode.close() os.remove(temp_gcode.name) return True The calculator file J_Do_It_2.pyd (before it is converted into pyd and shortened): import io class DoIt(): #Vars @classmethod def openFile(self, pathSource, pathTarget, head, end): #do something @classmethod def readLine(self, line): #do something @classmethod def replaceVars(self, elements): #do something @classmethod def calculate(self, value, containsXYZ): #do something
  25. Application Version Cura 4.0 - Windows 10 Principal Problem When using different fillings for several models using the "Per Model Settings" tool, sometimes it does not place the filling inside the piece. For example, in the following image you can see how the configuration is to have 80% fill, 60% fill and 10% fill. In the first case I don't place any filling, in the next case, but not in the 10%. In this other example, make changes not so abrupt and reaching 40% I found this error again. This does not happen if I put this percentage without using "Per Model Settings", besides that I do the same in version 3.6 and I do not find this error. I don't know if with other "Per Model Settings" options have the same problem, but I would recommend reviewing them. Greetings and I look forward to version 4.1. CCR10S_S-Plugs.3mf
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!