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Posted (edited) · Using 15.04.3 version of cura- how do i start a print?

I've assembled the printer ( my printer is a DIY ultimaker), and i want to make sure the printer is wired correctly by moving the printer head to the left slightly. How do I open the printer console? I know i'm probably supposed to just click "print", but when I do that, the File menu where the option to Print is located just closes and doesn't open the console.

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    Posted · Using 15.04.3 version of cura- how do i start a print?

    Get pronterface/printrun and install it. Connect your computer to the printer through USB. This software allows you to be very careful - for example you can move X axis by 1mm and makes sure nothing bad happens without having to home it. You can then move it 10mm and see if steps/mm is correct and also edit these settings and save them from pronterface. You can also test your limit switches and then test homeing procedure. All one axis at a time. Then test temperature and heater.

    I forget where you get it as I am travelling this week but if you google pronterface and gr5 at site:ultimaker.com you should be able to find it.

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