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Activating Print Sequence in Cura

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I have small models that I would like to print sequentially. I have found examples using 'Print Sequence' in the Forums. However, I cannot activate the setting in Cura 2.3.1.

I have loaded 2 models on either side of the build plate and selected all models. I expect to see the Print Sequence option. It is checked under Preferences / Settings Visibility. My models are 8.2mm tall and 12.6mm in diameter, so I don't think they are too large.  I understand from previous posts that the 'Print Sequence' option may not appear if models that are too high, but don't find any specifics on how high is too high - I am guessing 50-60 mm to the lowest printhead rod for the first layer, so think I have plenty of room.

Printing a single model on my new Ultimaker3 works fine. Cura is running under Windows 10. I use a thumb drive to transfer files so am not connected to my printer. I am new to  3-D printing and to Cura.

I'd appreciate advice on how I can activate 'Print Sequence' in Cura or what to look for in my models that might be preventing activation.

Many Thanks

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Thank you tinkergnome for the welcome to the forum and for the redirect. It is exactly what I needed.

I searched the forums but did not find the posting you sent me too. It is good to know that I wasn't missing something obvious in the Cura profile settings. It is also good to know that my decision to go for an open source solution was the right one. I have only had my Ultimaker 3 for 72 hours, and am happy with what I am able to do. I expect I will be pushing the limits for small models so will likely be back for more advice and hopefully will have something to share as well.

Thanks again

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I am still looking for a solution to this problem for using a single extruder with the Ultimaker3. I have independently sliced 9 models, each in a different position in a 3x3 array spread across my printer bed in Cura. Now I would like to stitch the 9 gcode files together into one gocode file, where I know that the extruder head path avoids previous models. I plan to eliminate the duplicated setup code at the beginning of files 2-9 and at the end of files 1-8.

I can find the start of each object in the G-code :

;TYPE:SKIRT

as well as  the end (lines 1-12 below).  I think I should delete the lines before the  ;TYPE:SKIRT label and lines 2-12 below (and the rest of the ;SETTING lines that follow).

Am I deleting any relevant commands?  I know this is not elegant, but am just looking to get the job done.

Thaks for any suggestions!

 

1.   G1 X48.504 Y180.476 E47.60104

2.   M204 S5000   ;SET DEFAULT ACCELERATION

3.   M205 X30     ;MINIMUM TRAVEL SPEED

4.   G0 F15000 X48.5 Y180.62

5.   ;TIME_ELAPSED:881.021566

6.   G1 F1500 E41.10104

7.   M204 S3000   ;SET DEFAULT ACCELERATION

8.   M205 X20     ;MINIMUM TRAVEL SPEED

9.   M107         ;FAN OFF

10.   M104 S0      ;SET EXTRUDER TARGET TEMP (turn off?)

11.   M104 T1 S0   ;SET EXTRUDER TARGET TEMP (turn off?)

12.   ;End of Gcode

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