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Posted (edited) · Which Printer Settings to Copy Over to JSON File?

Hello all I'm new to 3d printing. I've seen that you can add a printer to Cura v 15.06 by adding a JSON file and I found the preset for my MakerFarm i3v at Github. MakerFarm provided settings for my printer/hot end combination to use with Sli3er. They seem to work good but I've been having issues with Sli3er so I'm trying Cura. My question is can I insert all of the settings from the Sli3er file into the JSON file?

Given there are many settings I'd like to have them preset instead of manually entering them every print. Below is code from the two files. First are the settings MakerFarm provided for Sli3er then the Prusa i3 presets in the JSON file are after that.

MakerFarm provided settings for Sli3er:


# generated by Slic3r 0.9.9 on Wed Jun 10 15:51:01 2015avoid_crossing_perimeters = 1bed_size = 200,200bed_temperature = 70bottom_solid_layers = 3bridge_acceleration = 0bridge_fan_speed = 100bridge_flow_ratio = 1bridge_speed = 150brim_width = 0complete_objects = 0cooling = 1default_acceleration = 0disable_fan_first_layers = 0duplicate = 1duplicate_distance = 6duplicate_grid = 1,1end_gcode = M104 S0 ; turn off temperature\nG28 X0  ; home X axis\nG28 Y0  ; home Y axis\nM84     ; disable motors\nM190 S0 ; wait for bed temperature to be reachedexternal_perimeter_speed = 70%external_perimeters_first = 0extra_perimeters = 1extruder_clearance_height = 20extruder_clearance_radius = 20extruder_offset = 0x0extrusion_axis = Eextrusion_multiplier = 1extrusion_width = 0fan_always_on = 1fan_below_layer_time = 60filament_diameter = 3fill_angle = 45fill_density = 0.2fill_pattern = honeycombfirst_layer_bed_temperature = 70first_layer_extrusion_width = 200%first_layer_height = 0.35first_layer_speed = 30%first_layer_temperature = 225g0 = 0gap_fill_speed = 50gcode_arcs = 0gcode_comments = 0gcode_flavor = reprapinfill_acceleration = 0infill_every_layers = 1infill_extruder = 1infill_extrusion_width = 0infill_first = 0infill_only_where_needed = 0infill_speed = 100layer_gcode = layer_height = 0.2max_fan_speed = 100min_fan_speed = 35min_print_speed = 10min_skirt_length = 0notes = nozzle_diameter = 0.4only_retract_when_crossing_perimeters = 1output_filename_format = [input_filename_base]magI38-40.gcodeperimeter_acceleration = 0perimeter_extruder = 1perimeter_extrusion_width = 0perimeter_speed = 75perimeters = 3post_process = print_center = 95,95raft_layers = 0randomize_start = 1resolution = 0retract_before_travel = 2retract_layer_change = 1retract_length = 1retract_length_toolchange = 10retract_lift = 0retract_restart_extra = 0retract_restart_extra_toolchange = 0retract_speed = 30rotate = 0scale = 1skirt_distance = 6skirt_height = 1skirts = 1slowdown_below_layer_time = 30small_perimeter_speed = 50solid_fill_pattern = rectilinearsolid_infill_below_area = 70solid_infill_every_layers = 0solid_infill_extrusion_width = 0solid_infill_speed = 100start_gcode = ; 8" i3 & i3v 3mm PLA for .40mm e3d 6-5-15\nG1 Z5 F50 ; lift nozzle\nG28 ; home all axessupport_material = 0support_material_angle = 0support_material_enforce_layers = 0support_material_extruder = 1support_material_extrusion_width = 0support_material_interface_layers = 0support_material_interface_spacing = 0support_material_pattern = rectilinearsupport_material_spacing = 2.5support_material_speed = 50support_material_threshold = 0temperature = 225threads = 2toolchange_gcode = top_infill_extrusion_width = 0top_solid_infill_speed = 100top_solid_layers = 3travel_speed = 100use_relative_e_distances = 0vibration_limit = 0z_offset = 0


Prusa i3 preset settings JSON file:


{   "id": "prusa_i3",   "version": 1,    "name": "Prusa i3",   "manufacturer": "Prusa",   "author": "other",   "icon": "icon_ultimaker2.png",   "platform": "prusai3_platform.stl",   "inherits": "fdmprinter.json",   "machine_settings": {       "machine_width": { "default": 200 },       "machine_height": { "default": 200 },       "machine_depth": { "default": 200 },       "machine_center_is_zero": { "default": false },       "machine_nozzle_size": { "default": 0.4 },       "machine_head_shape_min_x": { "default": 75 },       "machine_head_shape_min_y": { "default": 18 },       "machine_head_shape_max_x": { "default": 18 },       "machine_head_shape_max_y": { "default": 35 },       "machine_nozzle_gantry_distance": { "default": 55 },       "machine_nozzle_offset_x_1": { "default": 0.0 },       "machine_nozzle_offset_y_1": { "default": 0.0 },       "machine_gcode_flavor": { "default": "RepRap (Marlin/Sprinter)" },       "machine_start_gcode": {           "default": "G21 ;metric values\nG90 ;absolute positioning\nM82 ;set extruder to absolute mode\nM107 ;start with the fan off\nG28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops\nG28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops\nG1 Z15.0 F9000 ;move the platform down 15mm\nG92 E0 ;zero the extruded length\nG1 F200 E3 ;extrude 3mm of feed stock\nG92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again\nG1 F9000\n;Put printing message on LCD screen\nM117 Printing..."       },       "machine_end_gcode": {           "default": "M104 S0 ;extruder heater off\nM140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)\nG91 ;relative positioning\nG1 E-1 F300  ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure\nG1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F9000 ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more\nG28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way\nM84 ;steppers off\nG90 ;absolute positioning"       }   },   "categories": {       "material": {           "settings": {               "material_bed_temperature": {                   "visible": true               }           }       }   }}


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    Posted · Which Printer Settings to Copy Over to JSON File?

    There is no way to automatically convert the slic3r settings to Cura. Most of them will not have an exact match or are splitted / merged into other values. I assume that we even use some different units at certain places aswell.

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