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So in Cura, it is possible to write a special Gcode for pre and post switch extruder but that is only for a tool change. Is there a way to do the same for a layer change as well?

I am currently writing the Gcode for a better swiping mechanism to fight ooze during dual extrusion however I'm running into problems if the object being printed is the same colour for quite a few layers because there is no tool change and my 'wall' won't be drawn as a result. It would be best if the wall could be drawn after every layer change.

Does anyone know any way to do this?

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Add the wipe and prime tower and you will get an extruder swap every layer, wether you want it or not...

 

I did just that and set the wipe&prime tower volume per layer to be 0.0001 in expert settings. That way it draws my custom wall every layer change and a negligible wipe&prime tower. Thanks for your input!

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