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Does the bed leveling process create a Z distance to the toolhead tip refrence point.

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If you move it too fan you might need to change the places of the limit switch or microswitch etc.. If you change it buy a little just go to the leveling process again!!

 

On the UMO, yes, possibly. But not on the UM2/UM2+. The position of the z-limit switch is and should remain fixed on those.

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Thanks for the replies. I forgot to mention the machine. It's the Ultimaker 2+ extended.

I added a dual extrusion kit and their firmware upgrade inverted feeder 1 stepper motor.

While waiting for their support team to respond I was hoping to reinstall the default firmware and be able to print with nozzle 1.  

So if the bed leveling process creates a reference point for plate to nozzle distance then the material thickness your leveling with such as paper(.004) or the ultimaker card(.006) will have an impact on the first layer. Is this correct?

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So if the bed leveling process creates a reference point for plate to nozzle distance then the material thickness your leveling with such as paper(.004) or the ultimaker card(.006) will have an impact on the first layer. Is this correct?

 

Correct.

@Kevparang, I'm not quite sure what you mean. The bed levelling procedure makes sure that the nozzle is at the correct distance from the glass, that's the whole purpose of it.

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