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How to Tell cura to pause a print after X amount of Grams used?

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Im wanting to tell Cura to pause my print after about half the amount of grams are used Or half the print

( not including the The rafts and so on ) so I can swap the material out.

Im attempting to print a Violin out of coffee PLA XD and realize I wont have enough for the neck.

So I was looking to stop the print and perhaps make half the neck another color .

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You can do this in Cura. Switch to expert settings (Menu -> Expert -> Switch to full settings). Then at the top, click on the Plugins tab. There you can select Pause at Height and click on the arrow down button underneath the plugin list. The plugin is then added and you can tell it a what height (or layer number) to pause. You can get the layer number when you slice the model and then switch the view mode (button at the top right) and select Layers.

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You can do this in Cura. Switch to expert settings (Menu -> Expert -> Switch to full settings). Then at the top, click on the Plugins tab. There you can select Pause at Height and click on the arrow down button underneath the plugin list. The plugin is then added and you can tell it a what height (or layer number) to pause. You can get the layer number when you slice the model and then switch the view mode (button at the top right) and select Layers.

 

Awesome! Thanks!

When I do this, will the ultimaker know to go through the normal change material settings?

What if it jams or something, would i be able to reset to that last pause at layer?

Or maybe pause Twice and have the next color in the center!

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Not sure, I haven't used this feature.

But you can queue as many instances of the plugin as you like so you can make the printer stop at different heights/layers. I _think_ I saw an option to change the filament while the printer is paused (would make sense). Or if you have Robert's feeder, you can open it and change the filament yourself. The nozzle remains hot all the time (so careful and don't pause for too long).

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Not sure, I haven't used this feature.

But you can queue as many instances of the plugin as you like so you can make the printer stop at different heights/layers. I _think_ I saw an option to change the filament while the printer is paused (would make sense). Or if you have Robert's feeder, you can open it and change the filament yourself. The nozzle remains hot all the time (so careful and don't pause for too long).

 

I will give it a look!

Sadly the amount said needed wasnt the same as what it actually needed. So I ran out and had to pause it manually and swap it out for another color. Time for a violin with a white butt! XD

Still looking to see how the neck looks with that feature! I just wish the Ultimaker actually kept up with the layers on the menu.

OR better yet had a feature to pause and then Save the G-code as a new file from the given paused point. And allow it to open in cura to use

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