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TweakAtZ 4.0.2 Behavior issue

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Hi guys,

Im having some behavior issues with cura's tweak at Z 4.0.2.

When i tweak at a certain layer height, it works fine but when it comes to the printing speed for the rest of the print, it just goes back to the initial printing speed... It's quite weird as the tweaked temperature remains the same but the speed won't follow for the rest of the print.

I've tried 3 different tests but i can't find what the issue is. Do you guys have any suggestions ?

I'm also using the "print one at a time" settings

There are 3 pictures of the 3 different tests i've tried.

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Thank you, David

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Goodday to you,

Last days I am working out the TweakatZ feature and it does not work the way I expect it should. Also it has been difficult for me what exactly is the reason. I simplified my tests with a testfile. Tweaking in printingspeed with "Tweak value and keep it for the rest" does the job, but only for one layer and next layer it comes back to the former speed at 100%. I found out that the code of doing this is in this Gcode file "G1 F900" (slower speed) or "G1 F1800" (full speed), I changed some more layers with this codes and it printed more layers at this slower speed. I wonder what is wrong. I used the version of Cura 15.02.1 (with TweakatZ version 4.0.1), 15.04.4 and 15.04.5 with TweakatZ version 4.0.2

I copied and pasted a part of the code hereunder;

or the full file of this test at

here

;LAYER:10

G0 X102.100 Y102.100 Z2.300

;TYPE:WALL-INNER

G1 F1800 X120.900 Y102.100 E156.25600

G1 X120.900 Y120.900 E157.76000

G1 X102.100 Y120.900 E159.26400

G1 X102.100 Y102.100 E160.76800

G0 F9000 X101.700 Y101.700

;TYPE:WALL-OUTER

G1 F1800 X121.300 Y101.700 E162.33600

G1 X121.300 Y121.300 E163.90400

G1 X101.700 Y121.300 E165.47200

G1 X101.700 Y101.700 E167.04000

G0 F9000 X102.700 Y102.700

;LAYER:11

G0 X102.100 Y102.100 Z2.500

;TYPE:WALL-INNER

G1 F1800 X120.900 Y102.100 E168.54400

G1 X120.900 Y120.900 E170.04800

G1 X102.100 Y120.900 E171.55200

G1 X102.100 Y102.100 E173.05600

G0 F9000 X101.700 Y101.700

;TYPE:WALL-OUTER

G1 F1800 X121.300 Y101.700 E174.62400

G1 X121.300 Y121.300 E176.19200

G1 X101.700 Y121.300 E177.76000

G1 X101.700 Y101.700 E179.32800

G0 F9000 X102.700 Y102.700

;LAYER:12

G0 X102.100 Y102.100 Z2.700

;TweakAtZ V4.0.2: executed at Layer 12

M117 Printing... tw@L 12

;TYPE:WALL-INNER

G1 F900 X120.900 Y102.100 E180.83200

G1 X120.900 Y120.900 E182.33600

G1 X102.100 Y120.900 E183.84000

G1 X102.100 Y102.100 E185.34400

G0 F9000 X101.700 Y101.700

G0 F9000 X101.700 Y101.700

;TYPE:WALL-OUTER

G1 F900 X121.300 Y101.700 E186.91200

G1 X121.300 Y121.300 E188.48000

G1 X101.700 Y121.300 E190.04800

G1 X101.700 Y101.700 E191.61600

G0 F9000 X102.700 Y102.700

G0 F9000 X102.700 Y102.700

;LAYER:13

G0 X102.100 Y102.100 Z2.900

G0 X102.100 Y102.100 Z2.900

;TYPE:WALL-INNER

G1 F1800 X120.900 Y102.100 E193.12000

G1 X120.900 Y120.900 E194.62400

G1 X102.100 Y120.900 E196.12800

G1 X102.100 Y102.100 E197.63200

G0 F9000 X101.700 Y101.700

;TYPE:WALL-OUTER

G1 F1800 X121.300 Y101.700 E199.20000

G1 X121.300 Y121.300 E200.76800

G1 X101.700 Y121.300 E202.33600

G1 X101.700 Y101.700 E203.90400

G0 F9000 X102.700 Y102.700

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Can somebody help me out what could be the issue?

Kind greetings :)

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Good day to you,

As far as I have the same problem as Dav, (printing speed going back to the original speed) I copied the link from Dim3nsioneer (that is a TweakAtZ_4.0.4.py file) in the opened plugin location on my computer. I had to change the extension by renaming the file to TweakAtZ.py.

Thank you for that.

Now it worked and my print is keeping the printspeed.

First part solved. I wonder if I can find more information how TweakatZ works;

"No. of layers used for change", does not do anything special. I would expect something like a lineary scale of change, that would be wonderful. Can anybody help me with Tweak at Z?

On the wiki ultimaker site, I could not find information to gain better understanding.

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Thank you Dim3nsioneer for your help,

Would it be possible to find added information about the Gcodes somewhere, so I can see in the Gcode file where what command does what? Should I also have a comment on my printerscreen when a command is in action? Should I be able to see a lineary change in the Gcode and in which commands should that be? I am learning every day :)

Thanks,

Minke

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