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  1. I've been using Cura for a little while, I ran into an issue recently where the tool just stopped running. It would attempt to launch, show the splash image then an empty window that would just hang. Tried restarting, uninstalling, reinstalling, nothing worked. Luckily I found a way to fix it... I have a laptop dock with 2 attached monitors. The only different thing (to my knowledge) was I used one of the attached monitors for the first time and it kept trying to launch on that secondary screen. Which It was having trouble doing. I unlplugged the dock and used just with the screen on the laptop. And it opened up! I attached the log of a clean install of cura showing the symptom below if it helps resolve the bug permanently. Hope that helps someone who might've had the same issue I did. It might be display related, unplug all secondary monitors and see if that helps. Cheers. _run1_cura.log
  2. 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.
  3. Did anybody notice that Youmagine is completely covered in spam ?
  4. I would like a method to provide supports for tall thin objects, like long bolts, where a support structure could be provided along side the model. The supports should be customizable in size and with branches connecting, to the model, a defined intervals. This would look similar to a support tower used on rocket launch pad to support the rocket. Thank you
  5. hello, I noticed when I print a print with Z-axis offset a 2nd time the offset is incremented. I have to reset the printer for a 2nd print (or change the gcode manually before I put it on the printer). Then I had a look at the gcode. There was no G92 in the end. G92.2 would be the correct code to erase all offsets BUT it's not implemented in most firmwares* so it must be done with a line at the gcode file's end like this: G92 <real position> where <real position> is the last Z value used for a move + offset I'm using Cura 3.6 AppImage with the Z offset plugin. I know the G92 command and it's subcommands from CNC-milling where you usually set it by hand after measuring before you start the program. It's in general a good idea to use G92 (vs. slic3r, which changes all the Z values) because I can modify it quick on any computer near the printer with an editor and do not need to walk (30m through the rain) to go to the computer where cura runs (ssh -Y is not an option as cura requires OpenGL). * see https://reprap.org/wiki/G-code#G92.x:_Reset_Coordinate_System_Offsets_.28CNC_specific.29 :-) Das_Sams
  6. Hello, Well as i am sure everyone that has 3D printed knows that often 3d print jobs go wrong in the initial few layers and you have to restart them. So i would be nice if the printer was to keep the nozzle and bed temperatures after a print job was aborted. Or maybe better to have a Pre Heat function that can be used while setting up jobs. This would save much time and fiddling. Also i really like the simulation feature, couple of knobs to control simulation speed would be nice. Oh btw printing in 4 beta seem to be fine, re my previous post. . Many thanks imk
  7. Right now you can set a layer/height for this, but I would like to be able to set a time. Marlin will hault my printer with a thermal runaway error when the fans ramp up too quickly, because obviously the nozzle gets cooled as well. So having a fixed ramp up time option would make a lot of sense to me. Each print/settings change has different layer times and I have to decide everytime if setting it to layer n is slow enough. I'm not sure if gcode allows you to measure time, but it wouldn't have to be that accurate - repeatability is way more important. I just want to be able to find a value that will work reliably.
  8. Samrobmoe

    Idea for Rotate Setting

    Hi, I work at a University and use CURA myself at home. I have found that a lot of people seem to have a bit of difficulty with the rotate tool as it can sometimes be a bit of a pain rotating the object with the circular grab system, I'm not sure if anyone else finds this? I have also used Makerbot Desktop quite a lot and within that, there is an option to specify what angle and which plane you wish to rotate the object in within a text box and with the option to select 90 degree intervals. Is this something that could be integrated into CURA? Apologies if this is posted in the wrong place, I couldn't find an ideas thread.
  9. I am trying to write a plugin similar to the Dremel plugin in the Cura marketplace. I it want to install the printer definition, quality profiles, etc. via a plugin. Looking at the Dremel plugin, when downloaded it is stored in the cache as a .curapackage and then installed the next time Cura is run. What is the best way for me to get Cura to do a similar thing for my plugin? I have tried various ways of imitating the way Cura installs the Dremel plugin when downloaded to the marketplace but to no avail. Eventually I want to submit it to the marketplace but I want to test the installation to debug my code before I do. I'm sorry if this is an amateur question, I'm very new to writing plugins for Cura.
  10. Before printing I like to go into layer mode and check changes in important areas from one layer to the next. For example when supports meet overhangs. Doing this with the slider is a bit tedious, there can be hundreds of layers and you have to move the mouse pixel-perfect to change it by exactly one layer. Typing the number slows you down even more. So my request is to add +/- buttons to increment/decrement the current layer. Here is a quick mockup: Notice that they should be fixed so that you can leave the mouse pointer in place. You could also make it so that a right-click on plus decrements, even faster workflow. Also - I want to thank you for providing this amazing software for free.
  11. Rsteel517

    New Printer Profile help

    I just got a MatterHackers Pulse 3d printer and need help setting up a Cura profile for it. Does anyone have a baseline profile I could use? If this isnt the right place for this, just let me know. I like Cura's interface and support settings a little better then i do MatterControl's.
  12. I have been using the old 15.04.6 version of Cura for a long time. I have been advised to upgrade to the beta to check out the new features and so far am impressed with the 4.0.0 beta. However, I like my bed and extruder to heat up at the same time and these added lines of G-Code prevent that when I slice. M140 S{print_bed_temperature} M105 M190 S{print_bed_temperature} M104 S{print_temperature} M105 M109 S{print_temperature} M82 ;absolute extrusion mode Where do these lines get added, because I used to be able to heat both at the same time with 15.04.6 with the following code. M107; FANS OFF M140 S{print_bed_temperature} M104 S{print_temperature} G91; RELATIVE POSITIONING G28; HOME ALL AXIS M84; KILL MOTORS M109 S{print_temperature} G90; ABOSOLUTE POSITIONING G1 X5 Y5 F10000; MOVE CLOSE TO HOME G28; HOME ALL AXIS G29; PROBE BED M190 S{print_bed_temperature} G1 Z100; RAISE Z-AXIS TO 100MM G1 X0 F1000; MOVE SLOW TO HOME G92 E0; ZERO EXTRUDER G1 E10; PRIME NOZZLE M25; WAIT FOR USER G92 E0; ZERO EXTRUDER G1 F{travel_speed}; START M140 S60 G92 E0 I don't want to have to remove the lines everytime I slice a print, can these lines be edited or taken out of start G-Code somewhere?
  13. Wanbli61

    Details Printout

    Is there a way or has there been requests to be able to print out a models slicer details? In regards to the estimated time, amount of filament, separate procedures time percentages, profile settings and estimated costs etc...
  14. Per layer fan control is driving me nuts. I am using the latest Cura release, 3.6.0, and there is no simple way to turn the fan on and off on a layer by layer basis, at least none that I can find. This is very simple in Simplify 3D and I must be missing something in Cura to have not found it. For an example, I print almost exclusively in PETG, a pretty stringy filament. It 'normally' prints best for me with no fan at all. However, in places in any model that needs bridging, it needs the fan on 100% for those few bridging layers to firm them up quickly, then I want to turn the fan off again until the nest bridging layers are reached. I guess I am looking for a way to say "turn the fan on at layer 32 and off at layer 40 then turn it back on at layer 80 and off at layer 90", etc. Is there an easy way to do this? Tom
  15. So, I've upgraded from 3.4 to 3.6. And now parts don't print worth a hoot. I've attached a file that previously printed just fine - the old gcode still prints fine, but I needed to make a slight modification to the model for the final piece. If I slice with CURA 3.6, it just does retched things - hair everywhere, it looks like it's getting lost in the X (or Y?) axis, big blobs of schmutz - no fine details. Pretty sure I have the settings set pretty close to what I had before (except maybe for retraction prime distance - it doesn't really let me tweak that acceptably). Thing is, if I slice the model in Simplify3D, it works pretty good. I've attached a couple of STLs and gcode (from both S3D and C3.6) that I'm currently working with, and seem to be affected by this issue. Some help/insights would be appreciated. In the meantime, I may switch back to 3.4 or 5 to get things sorted out. Not sure. S3D_SlottedStem.gcode UM2_SlottedStem.gcode Base.STL SlottedStem.STL
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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:)
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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?
  25. 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

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