Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
starbuck

Cura profile switching and reports in the gcode

Recommended Posts

Hey guys. I'd like to request a few features/updates/tweaks to Ultimaker Cura.

In version 2.x, switching profiles, materials and print cores in Cura were a real pain because it was so slow (on my computer) and there were pop-up dialog boxes every time I changed one setting. I was hoping to see this remedied in 3.0.x, but it was not entirely fixed. As I operate 15 UM3s, I often switch extruder profiles from (E1-E2) PLA-PLA to PLA-PVA and other related settings. Now in 3.0.x, it is much faster than in 2.x, but still not perfect.

I'd like to see an easy way to switch configurations in Cura to match different configurations of printers. For example, maybe the material and print core set for each extruder is saved in a profile along with the other common settings (layer height, infill density, etc), so that when I need to switch from a PLA-PLA print to a PLA-PVA print, it's as simple as clicking the drop down menu and selecting a different profile.NYsKfYF.png

(I just named these different to prove a point, this is not a feature yet)

Also, I think this request is much more simple than the previous, I would love to see a simplified print summary in the saved gcode file similar to Simplify3D like this example. I realize that this information already exists in Cura's gcode header, but it's not as readable.

 

; Build Summary; Build time: 5 hours 15 minutes; Filament length: 52921.5 mm (52.92 m); Plastic volume: 121538.54 mm^3 (121.54 cc); Plastic weight: 151.92 g (0.33 lb); Material cost: 6.99

 

Thanks in advance, y'all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | People
      The goal of this contest is to design a set of people figurines that could be used in such a project to make an area, office or mall seem populated. 
      Think of different types of people in different environments, like walking people, people standing still, working people, and both men and women.
       
      • 31 replies
    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!