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Disable temperature control at cura (2.6)

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Hello guy`s,

I want to use cura also on my old non UM printer.

At this printer i want to control the temperatures manual.

i disabled the "heated bed" to get rid of the control at the bed, but i haven`t found any similar option for the extruder to disable the control.

Also setting all (possible) settings to zero did not resolve my problem.

any idea how i can disable it ?

sincerly Chri

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Set the extruder temp to zero?

...later...

No, that would just set the temp to zero when the print starts.

Edit the gcode and remove the temp settings.

thats what i`m doing at the moment, i have to edit every gcode file, but it is annoying to do this every time

other slicers do have a the feature when setting the temperature to zero they interpret this as disable the temperatur control/command, thats why i tried it out.

You need to define your printer as using RepRap-type gcode, i.e. in the Printer Settings panel, select Gcode Flavor = Marlin/Sprinter or other non-Ultimaker type

That will expose extruder and bed temperature settings in Cura.

for sure i added my printer as "Custom FDM Printer" , and Marlin Gcode flavor, and the temperatur settings are all there, but i want to disable the control at cura at all not set it manually there.

Chri

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Two options:

The easiest way is to set the gcode flavor to "Ultimaker 2". This will remove all material settings from Cura for this printer, including the temperatures. Note that it will also set the extrusion to volumetric and disable start & end gcode, as it expects the printer firmware to handle start & end.

Only disabling temperature control is a bit trickier, because it cannot be done from the GUI. If you create your own printer definition, you can set the "machine_nozzle_temp_enabled" value to False by adding this in the "overrides" section:

       "machine_nozzle_temp_enabled": {
           "value": "False"
       },

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Thanks for your answer, but as you mentioned it already, extrusion would be volumetric what is not enabled on my printer, so i can`t use a UM2 profile for that.

i just installed Cura 2.6.1 but haven`t found where the printer definition is stored at all to search for that "overrides" part ?

is there also no option to export a custom printer profile ?

Chri

Two options:

The easiest way is to set the gcode flavor to "Ultimaker 2". This will remove all material settings from Cura for this printer, including the temperatures. Note that it will also set the extrusion to volumetric and disable start & end gcode, as it expects the printer firmware to handle start & end.

Only disabling temperature control is a bit trickier, because it cannot be done from the GUI. If you create your own printer definition, you can set the "machine_nozzle_temp_enabled" value to False by adding this in the "overrides" section:

       "machine_nozzle_temp_enabled": {
           "value": "False"
       },

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Hello,

i finally was able to create a own def.json for my printer.

i also was able to disable at least the M109 waiting for reaching the hotend temperature with :

 

"material_print_temp_wait": {

"default_value": false

},

But i still was not able to disable the M104 command, i added the following lines

 

"material_nozzle_temp_enabled": {

"value": false

},

also when using "default_value" instead of "value" the M104 command still will be written into the gcode file :(

Is there anything else that has to be changed to get rid of the M104 ?

Chri

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