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Problems with RetractWhileCombing plug-in

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I've been having problems with prints showing errant lines on them. Other members mentioned it was an issue with combing.

I have Cura 15.04.03 and before trying the plug-in, thought I would give the Advanced/Expert settings option to turn Combing OFF a try.

Here's a test part with the default settings (Combing on ALL)

You can see the un-desired lines show up on an otherwise good print.

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With Combing OFF, we see some underextrusion

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So it looked to me like I should try the Plug-In (RetractWhileCombing)

I closed Cura, copied the file to the proper sub-folder and launched Cura again.

Under the Plugins, I selected RetractWhileCombing and hit the down arrow to enable it.

I got some pop up activity showing it was working, then it sat at this screen for a very long time.

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Should this eventually complete? When will it change to show the print time?

Do I need to change any of the settings listed?

Thanks!

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That part of the plugin-Cura interface is a bit glitchy. Maybe you can move the object slightly to provoke a re-slice?

You should also specify the proper start and end height or layer. If you insert layer numbers, please keep in mind that they start with layer 0 in the gcode (which the plugin refers to). Alternatively you can also select the 'first and last layer only' option.

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@Dim3nsioneer I just started using the plugin myself. Regarding the layers count, do you mean that for a model with 55 layers, I should input 52 as starting layer no. and 54 as ending layer no. if I want the plugin on the last 3 layers? Also, could I use the plugin twice in the same model, and have the same settings for layers 0-2 as well? Thanks.

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@Dim3nsioneer I just started using the plugin myself. Regarding the layers count, do you mean that for a model with 55 layers, I should input 52 as starting layer no. and 54 as ending layer no. if I want the plugin on the last 3 layers? Also, could I use the plugin twice in the same model, and have the same settings for layers 0-2 as well? Thanks.

 

That's how it is intended. Please let me know if it does not this for you.

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