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Posted · Any pause tips and tricks you can share?

I don't seem to be having very much luck with pausing. I've tried the plugin with various combinations of settings, plus also manually editing the Gcode (OK, based on what the plugin adds in - need to start somewhere!).

Whatever I try, there doesn't seem to be any plastic coming out after I resume. Even with a really healthy extrude amount of 128, the plastic gushes out, but when the head returns to the part, nothing then comes out for a few layers (small test cylinder).

Eventually it does start to extrude, but there's no continuous flow, almost like its under extruding.

Any and all help would be really appreciated.

Cheers,

Matt.

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    Posted · Any pause tips and tricks you can share?

    you could try to do this manually: before resuming the print, lift the white lever of the extruder and push the filament until it hits something. This will undo the retraction before the pause, it seams like the gcode doesn't compensate for this when resuming.

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    Posted · Any pause tips and tricks you can share?

    My tip is to NEVER pause regardless. That way you don't need to worry about it.

    Try older versions of cure maybe if you are desperate? But I would highly advise against any pausing mid print, purely from a quality point of view.

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    Posted · Any pause tips and tricks you can share?

    Haha that is very good advice - I am finding pausing quite challenging.

    What I did do is create a dummy structure some 150 mm away, just a thin-walled square profile, and then at the height I want to pause, add a one-layer-thick roof. This keeps the print head away from the real part, and gives me enough time to pop the metal parts in.

    Hope this helps somebody else. I'll do a separate post explaining it in more detail.

    Cheers,

    Matt.

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    Posted · Any pause tips and tricks you can share?

    you could try to do this manually: before resuming the print, lift the white lever of the extruder and push the filament until it hits something. This will undo the retraction before the pause, it seams like the gcode doesn't compensate for this when resuming.

     

    I'm so sorry I didn't see this reply! That is a really good idea, I haven't long upgraded to the UM2+ and I often forget about the magic white lever!

    Thank you very much, I shall give this a go.

    Cheers,

    Matt.

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