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Posted · Cura materials and print settings management

Hi,

Im trying to sort of clean my Cura. Add materials, set settings and save them. But it's a total mess - saveing material doesn't save settings for print speeds, jerk and acceleration. Saving print settings saves them but also saves layer height, and other stuff that I don't want to change evey time I change material. It's confusing.

Does anyone know if there is something going to change in this subject?

It would be great if we could save setting in one place like this way: material -> formfutura -> PLA Black -> Layer Height 0,1mm. This way everything would be saved under one file and only thing to do would be to select which material's print bed settings to select when doing two materials printing.

Cheers!

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    Posted · Cura materials and print settings management

    Only a few settings are material "only" (Bed temperature, standy temp, etc). The rest of them depend on both the material and the quality that you are trying to print at.

    This means that we can't change this.

    As for layer height, this can never be set in a material, as all extruders must have the same layer height.

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    Posted · Cura materials and print settings management

    I'm finding this confusing too. I'm using UM2+ and Cura 2.6.1. I'm printing with Taulman Nylon Bridge.

    Previously everything was working fine - I created a new material profile in the material.txt file and imported it to my machine.

    Now, on my SD card and my machine and in my Cura profile I have the temperature set to 247 but whenever I print the temp is 245 and I have to tune it. I don't understand what information sits on the machine and what is now controlled by Cura.

    Thanks for help,

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    Posted · Cura materials and print settings management

    Pro-tip: switch your gcode flavor to "Reprap (Marlin/Sprinter)", and you will have full control over all material-specific settings from inside Cura, without the materials.txt split.

    Ultigcode was a nice idea that eventually did not work out very well.

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    Posted · Cura materials and print settings management

    Only a few settings are material "only" (Bed temperature, standy temp, etc). The rest of them depend on both the material and the quality that you are trying to print at.

    This means that we can't change this.

    As for layer height, this can never be set in a material, as all extruders must have the same layer height.

    Yes, they have, but they may need smaller or bigger outer wall diameter, they may need different speeds which are related to material type. When selecting Normal Quality and my ABS material i get only temps right. Nothing else. So the problem is, that when You use UM materials, its all well, but when material needs some finetuning with speeds, nozzle settings, cooling settings, wall line counts and so on it simply doesnt work. A little '+' button in material options menu would work, letting You add setting You want to material.

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