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  1. Hello guys, I am using Cura for about a year now, but I am new to this forum. So please forgive me if this is not the correct subsection or if it is out of line to ask for new features or if this has already been suggested. However, I had an idea how to reduce printing time for support and infill and I wanted to share it and maybe a developer likes it too and implements it in the future. My idea is to add an option which allows to skip n out of 100 layers for each line type. Then there should be a flow compensation to extrude proportionally more material so that the total amount of material remains the same. The skipped layers would then be distributed as evenly as possible. For example setting this option to 50 would mean that every second line would be skipped but each line printed would be extruded with 200% flow, cutting down the printing time for this line type by 50%. With 33 every third line would be skipped, the remaining lines would be printed with 166% flow while cutting print time by 33%. 66 would mean that only 1 out of 3 lines would be printed and so on. Currently it possible to set infill layer height and support infill layer height to deviating numbers from the general layer height so this basically does exactly that, but there is only the option for these two line types and you cant go for something like printing 2 out of 3 with this option since the values have to be multiples of the layer height. In my opinion this option, as it is, is good enough for support infill which only has to be stable while printting but it is insufficient for regular infill. In my opinion something like printing infill with 33 layers skipped per 100 layers, support wall lines with 50 layers skipped out of 100 and support infill with 66 layers skipped out of 100 sounds reasonable (with support interface still set to 0 skipped out of 100). This way the optical quality of support will worsen but it still, well, will support the print. And if I remember correctly there was a video from some youtuber checking the strength of printing depending on their layer height and he found that increaseing layer height is benefical to strength (up to a certain point), so skipping infill layers may do exactly that. I am keen to read your thoughts on this matter. So long, Roland
  2. Hi folks I've been printing now for approx 8years+ creating my own drawings in Sketchup and fusion 360, ive updated Cura over the years as and when needed, however i've encountered a problem. I have damaged 2 nozzle my recent software update to 4.2.1 has changed the travel position upon starting the print. On the earlier version of cura 15.04.3 the nozzle was raised slightly above the print bed (start point lower left corner) it then lowered and travelled diagonally to centre of bed starting the print process. The problem i have now is that the print head is virtually at print bed height then travels approx 50-60mm along x axis then travels straight up to centre, it comes into contact with my bulldog clip front left and scrapes the bed glass slightly as the glass is slightly smaller than print bed, however this is not the issue. Is there anyway i can modify the start up Gcode to have it perform like the earlier version mentioned, ie travelling diagonally from start after lowering as it travels. Sorry for sounding long winded, i prefer not to go back to earlier version. The machine i'm using is a Prusa i3, thanks in advance.
  3. Did anybody notice that Youmagine is completely covered in spam ?
  4. Being very new to this 3d printing , i decided that designing what i wanted was a bit of a hammering on my brain, so i decided to find a expert designer , who done a few designs for me. These looked brilliant when i looked at them in 3d viewer, then , i bought a printer, and got myself Cura , this is when i found out , not 1 of these designs have printed properly , missing parts , not printing the full item ect. I spoke to the guy and he told me to reduce and remesh them , well , thats beyond me , although i have learned a lot trying. So , if like myself , you are very new to this , dont do what i did and hire someone before going heavy into the designers work and reputation. In a nutshell , back to the drawing board for me....
  5. Is there a new and updated manual for Cura? I am looking more for details about the print settings. I have found information about the very basic settings, but nothing on the expert settings. I am most interested in trying the faster print settings and trying to retain as much print quality as I can.
  6. Hello, I'm kind of new to the world of 3D printing, I have recently installed the Ultimaker Cura software but I can't seem to launch it. Everytime I attempt to open the software, I get an atiadlxx.dll error. I've run Outbyte PC repair in attempt to fix this but that didn't work; I'm kinda lost right now, I would appreciate it if anyone could help me fix this issue!
  7. Hello, Is there an option or a parameter to reduce or limit the size of the cura.log file ? After a while the file become very bigger and I don't want to delete manually this file every time. Best regards,
  8. Good day, everyone. Trying to rename a material profile. I press F2 - there is no reaction. Only from the menu. The profile is called “PLA FDPlast C”, where “C” means “Correct”. In the menu, select "Rename", delete C ", press Enter. The system removes C, adding" # 2 ". Rename. Delete # 2. Appears # 3 Please note that other profiles with similar names are not listed.
  9. I have to admit that I'm not a Cura user, but use CEL Robox Automaker, which uses Cura as slicer, so the following is a request without knowledge whether such a feature might already exist in Cura. The common method to avoid Elephant feet in 3d prints is – other than tweaking the (first layer) settings for bed temperature, nozzle height and material flow – to model a chamfer at the bottom with e.g. 0.5 mm height at a 45° angle. The problem with this chamfer is that you sometimes forget to add it before exporting the model as STL depending on the geometry and modeler, it might be problematic to add extrusion profiles can no longer be scaled in length (Z direction), as as chamfer does asymmetrically scale with it I read that Cura does have a setting for initial layer horizontal expansion, but an Elephant foot typically stretches way beyond the first layer, depending on the layer height and number of objects placed on the build plate it easily affect 10 or 15 layers (according to my experience the warping of the bottom layers gets stronger as more objects are placed on the bed, thus as longer it takes to complete the base layers, which happens at increased bed temperature for better adhesion). My suggestion/request would be to have an Elephoot compensation option right in Cura, with a height and degree setting, so the slicer adds e.g. a 0.5 mm/45° chamfer at the bottom on the fly (without altering the STL file on the disk).
  10. Why does my ender3 z-axis after doing the bed leveling in simplify3d have to be lowered -0.23 mm in (global g-code offsets) section to be able to lay filament for print project?
  11. Hello, I have an Ultimaker s5 and I intend to modify the g-code in real time(while it is printing).I firstly want to know if it is possible at all.I'm aware that it is not possible with Cura. If this is possible, can anyone suggest any other way to do that? Thanks in advance!
  12. I'm adding a feature to my plugin (HRNautilus in the Marketplace) that largely mimics Cura's WelcomePagesModel. The user installs the plugin and on initial reboot of Cura it pops a flow of windows that makes setting up Cura for the Nautilus easier. I have adapted the WelcomePagesModel to successfully guide the user through the flow and it works great on the Windows machine I've been testing with. For some reason on my Macbook, the window disappears after anywhere from 1-10 seconds. Does anyone have an idea what might be causing this timeout? I've looked into the Log and there are no statements timed up with the disappearing of the window. I also added a button to manually start the welcome flow and the same issue occurs, though the window stays visible for slightly longer before vanishing. Source code for the plugin with all of the welcome flow can be found here. The welcome flow is run by HydraWelcome.py (in /files) and all the qml is in /files/qml/welcome. If anyone wants to test this, I'm happy to send or post a .curapackage for easy install.
  13. Hi! First, I'd like to say that I like Cura so far. It's good software, with a ton of options, and the interface is intuitive. However, there are a few bugs that I'd like to point out. 1. It fills empty spaces in my models. I have tried a few different ones, and spaces that have exterior walls forming holes get filled completely. I tried opening the same models in Splic3r, and it was not an issue. See screenshots for reference. 2. The layers preview only replays the last layer or two, there's not way to make it go all the way to the start. 3. Also, I noticed the interface is quite a bit slower since 4.4.0 came out. It's not a bug, but... I don't know if it was really that necessary. I have an i7-7700k with 32GB of ram, and I can imagine it would be very slow for people with slightly older hardware. Again, saying that to help improve the software, not to nag, and I am thankful for the work that is being put in it.
  14. I just upgraded from 3.x to 4.3 and was sad to see that the GUI got worse in my opinion. I really appreciate Cura, and it's growth as an increasingly useful tool over time, so I am wondering if there are upsides I'm missing when I look at the 4.3 user interface. I am glad I did not uninstall the 3.x version I was using, but it's a shame to give up other improvements to have a user interface that is less awkward to use. I really don't understand the extreme desire in any production product to prioritize form over function, but especially in the maker world. Can someone (anyone) explain the value of wasting space, with an uneasy contrasting purple bar no less, across the whole the top of the screen to accomplish what was done with a convenient drop down before? Or why the slice button can get lost behind a floating sidebar? Or, and probably most annoying, the settings font shrunk despite being able to fewer settings on the screen at any one time. It feels as though the user interface is shifting from a tool to a soft play toy, which is fine if efficiency and usability remains, but the changes feel awkward and not conducive to smooth work flow or user comfort. Thanks for any insight. Thanks!
  15. Hello together, some time ago I started 3D-printing RC-airplanes using Cura to generate the required G-codes. The way I go is that I just build the required volume models with a CAD programm and then print them with the "Cubic Infill" and one outer perimeter to get light but strong parts. To vary the strength within a part I use overlapping volumes and assign different infill values to them. (First the overlapping volumes, then the Infill without the outer perimeter) The "Cubic Infill" works quite well as an internal structure for wings and such, at least if the parts are positioned exactly in a 15° orientation on the bed, but, it could be even better. While the diagonal "cross pattern" provides a lot of strength and bonds really well to the outer surface, the "horizontal beams" dont add much strength but still add weight. A wing specific Infill profile, just containing this "cross pattern" and the ability to turn it as you need would be really great. (I am not sure if the turning is already implemented, I could not figure out how to do it) Designing the internal structure of an 3D-printable plane is usually a very long and labour intensive process, to be able to use a generic infill saves a lot of time! The next issue I encountered is the direction in wich the outer layer is printed. When the hinges to the flaps are designed as elasticflaps (basicly as a compliant mechanism) it is very important that they get printed the same way on the left and the right wing. Because the sides are mirror images of each other they would need to be printed going clockwise on the one, and counterclockwise on the other part - sadly they dont, and there is no such option. The only workaround I could find was to basically print the right wing two times, but with a reversed stepper motor during the second print. This does kind of a "hardware mirroring" effect, but it is quite inconvenient. In the left of the picture you can see the hinges - The anticlockwise printing direction is fine for the lower one, but the upper one would need to be printed clockwise. If there was an option to change the direction - that would be super cool! At last, it would be super cool if it was possible to drag the "Object List" around. When setting different infills for the various volumes it is kind of annoying to have the "Object List" overlaying the "Mesh Type" dialog. It would be a lot easier if I could just drag the "Object List" al little bit to the side... But please dont get me wrong - Cura is a superb slicer as it is, the things mentioned above would just make it a tiny bit more perfect... 😉 And to end this post just some more pictures of what I am doing... A video of the plane flying in 30km/h of wind: https://youtu.be/fBAJXu0zWDc
  16. Sorry If this request is redundancy. I But I think this is such an easy fix for Cura. I have dual head printer. Mo notice is that when switching print head. The nozzle lifted up and wait for the other nozzle to head up. Now that make the nozzle to leak out on to the print. I suggest: 1./ Move the nozzle to the prime tower first the do the switching there 2./ Move to some empty area. It also good Idea to allow user enter the coordinate of the switching nozzle position For now I have to edit the Gcode ( more than a million lines) manually. This is cost me a lot of time and a boring thing to do Thanks Tphan
  17. 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.
  18. Was running Cura 3.6. Downloaded the Cura 4.3 update. During the install of 4.3 an option to uninstall the old 3.6 version popped up. I chose yes, but was given the "unable to uninstall Cura 3.6. Would you like to install 4.3 anyway?" I chose Yes Cura 4.3 installation completes. I am prompted to "Launch Now" at the end of the installation. I choose "Yes" and I am faced with this error message: I run as Admin (even though I am an admin) and the same message. I have engineers needing to run this program on a company computer. I figure I will just run the old 3.6 version.: I choose Ultimaker Cura 3.6.0 (has been running perfectly since March until now) I now cannot open the OLD version and get the same error: I have been searching through forums for 2+ hours and have tried everything. The compatibility mode solution, the uninstaller does not work from either program file or the control panel, I have check the Security Tab under properties and I have full control. Please help!!
  19. I have noticed a continuing problem with Cura with regards to third party dual extruder printers. I f you use your printer without enabling the prime tower or ooze shield everything works fine, i.e. no crashes. If you enable the prime tower or ooze shield, and don't look at the prime tower location, it could be defaulted off the print bed. This results in a crash. Cura does not earn you that the tower is out of bounds and slices the print without warnings. This happens with either the prime tower or ooze shield enabled. If you expose the prime tower location it is red, signifying and error, but only if it's visible. Cura should warn users and prevent slicing if the print head goes to the beyond the safe travel area as setup in the machine settings. This way user's know there is a problem and what is the cause. Thank you Bernie
  20. it seem that cura slicing when you slice and send to octopi to print works good if you run windows program .if you run raspberry pi3 + it well not run on pi seem that there could be a cloud setup to work with pi or have a better memerry for pi or even a program to run on pi as a pc
  21. 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 ?
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
  24. 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
  25. 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
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