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I've looked everywhere, googled for days, and dug to the deepest pits ever since 2.0 came out, but I can't find a way to make Cura work on the QIDI Tech 1. When I try to make a custom printer, it always prints off the back right corner of the bed, even with the model in the front left corner. On top of that, it prints about 2 inches above the bed. Every post I come across says to use the flashforge creator pro printer, or one other one that I can't remember the name of, but neither of them exist in the printer list. Even copying the start end G code from the software that came with it does not work. I really love the software, but at this point I'm ready to give up. As a last ditch effort, does anyone know how to make this work?

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Is this printer have (0,0) near the center (this is common for delta printers) or is (0,0) in the corner?

This is configurable in cura in the machine settings.

The other thing is did you get the dimensions of the build plate right?

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Is this printer have (0,0) near the center (this is common for delta printers) or is (0,0) in the corner?

This is configurable in cura in the machine settings.

The other thing is did you get the dimensions of the build plate right?

 

I don't think it does. I tried selecting the "Origin at center" option, and it seemed to make it worse. I've been trying to work out the start Gcode to get the starting position correct, but I'm not understanding how the printer knows where to go. It actually homes in the rear right corner, but the software that comes with it moves it to the front left corner before it prints. I tried using the code I saw there, and it moved to the rear left corner. I have double checked the bed dimensions and they are correct. But now I'm having issues with the temps. It keeps resetting my nozzles to the bed temp after it heats up, but before it prints. So it will heat my nozzles up to 220, move to starting position, and then drop one back to 105. I'm going to post my start code. Maybe that will help you tell me what I broke. Lol

M136 (Enable Build Progress)

M73 P0

G162 X Y F2000 (home XY axes maximum)

G161 Z F9000 (home z axis minimum)

G92 X0 Y0 Z-5 A0 B0 (set Z to - 5)

G1 Z0.0 F900 (move Z to '0')

G161 Z F100(home z axis minimum)

M132 X Y Z A B (Recall stored home offsets for XYZAB axis)

;Start Position

G92 X152 Y75 Z0 A0 B0

G1 X-112 Y73 Z150 F3300.0

G130 X20 Y20 A20 B20 (Lower stepper Vrefs while heating)

M190 S{print_bed_temperature} T0

M134 T0

M104 S{print_temperature} T0

M104 S{print_temperature} T1

M133 T0

M133 T1

G130 X127 Y127 A127 B127 (Set Stepper motor Vref to defaults)

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Is this printer have (0,0) near the center (this is common for delta printers) or is (0,0) in the corner?

This is configurable in cura in the machine settings.

The other thing is did you get the dimensions of the build plate right?

 

......*Facepalm* So, last time I tried the "Origin at center* I had bad start code. I didn't think about it until after I had replied. I tried it with my current code and it started printing in the correct spot. Now all that remains is my odd temp changing issues.

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I think you can tell cura all temperatures (bed and nozzle) are 0C and it will not output any temperatures into the gcode. That way you can control the temp manually.

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I think you can tell cura all temperatures (bed and nozzle) are 0C and it will not output any temperatures into the gcode.  That way you can control the temp manually.

I don't know what happened, but it is no longer overwriting my temps at the beginning of my prints. I just wish they had kept the profiles of the old printers.

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Hi have you tried to set your temperature under Material?

 

Default Printing Temperature

Printing Temperature

Printing Temperature Initial Layer

Initial Printing Temperature

Build Plate Temperature

Build Plate Temperature Inital Layer

Standby Temperature

 

Some settings are not shown by default.

 

I have tried for hours today to get my QIDI TECH 1 working but now it works both Single and Dual Extrusion with Cura 3.1.0.

 

My Settings are:

 

Start Code:

M73 P0 ; Enable build progress
G162 X Y F3000 ; Home XY maximum
G161 Z F1200 ; Home Z minimum
G92 Z-5 ; Set Z to -5
G1 Z0 ; Move Z to 0
G161 Z F100 ; Home Z slowly
M132 X Y Z A B ; Recall home offsets
M135 T0 ; Load right extruder offsets
G1 X-110 Y-70 Z30 F9000 ; Move to wait position off table
G130 X20 Y20 Z20 A20 B20 ; Lower stepper Vrefs while heating
M126 S[fan_speed_pwm] ; Set fan speed
M140 S[bed0_temperature] T0 ; Heat buildplate
M134 T0 ; Stabilize bed temperature
M104 S[extruder0_temperature] T0 ; Heat right extruder
M104 S[extruder1_temperature] T1 ; Heat left extruder
M133 T0 ; Stabilize right extruder temperature
M133 T1 ; Stabilize left extruder temperature
G130 X127 Y127 Z40 A127 B127 ; Default stepper Vrefs
G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders
G1 X100 Y-70 F9000 ; Move to front right corner of bed
G1 Z0.3 F6000 ; Move down to purge
G1 X-90 Y-70 E24 F2000 ; Extrude a line of filament across the front edge of the bed
G1 X-100 Y-70 F180 ; Wait for ooze
G1 X-110 Y-70 F5000 ; Fast wipe
G1 Z0.5 F100 ; Lift
G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders
M135 T1 ; Load left extruder offsets
G1 X-100 Y-68 F9000 ; Move to front left corner of bed
G1 Z0.3 F6000 ; Move down to purge
G1 X90 Y-68 E24 F2000 ; Extrude a line of filament across the front edge of the bed
G1 X100 Y-68 F180 ; Wait for ooze
G1 X110 Y-68 F5000 ; Fast wipe
G1 Z1 F100 ; Lift
G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders
M73 P1 ; @body (notify GPX body has started)

 

End Code:

M73 P100 ; end build progress
G1 Z150 F1000 ; send Z axis to bottom of machine
M140 S0 T0 ; cool down HBP
M104 S0 T0 ; cool down right extruder
M104 S0 T1 ; cool down left extruder
M127 ; stop blower fan
G162 X Y F3000 ; home XY maximum
M18 ; disable stepper
M72 P1 ; play Ta-Da song

 

I set Origin at center and Gcode flavor to RepRap in the Machine settings.

 

I had some trouble with blobs and clogged nozzels at tool change because Cura handles Dual Extrusion Extruder values combined but Makerbot Clones / Sailfish firmware printers need seperate Extruder values. So I tried to use the Relative Extrusion setting under Special Modes which looks like its only working when Gcode flavor is set to RepRap.

Then I have exported the .x3g file whit the x3g writer plugin and started printing successfully :)

 

I hope I can help you or others who have the same problem.

Sorry for my bad english I`m from Germany and that`s my first post.

 

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I know it's been a few months since this post, but I'm wondering if these settings are still working for you? I'm new to 3D printing (and this forum) and haven't had any luck getting Cura to work on my Qidi Tech I. I think I've set all of my settings to what they are supposed to be, but the printer still won't print. It grinds around a little and then stops before actually printing.

 

Can anybody here maybe help?

 

On 12/19/2017 at 1:02 AM, DerM4209 said:

 

My Settings are:

 

Start Code:


M73 P0 ; Enable build progress
G162 X Y F3000 ; Home XY maximum
G161 Z F1200 ; Home Z minimum
G92 Z-5 ; Set Z to -5
G1 Z0 ; Move Z to 0
G161 Z F100 ; Home Z slowly
M132 X Y Z A B ; Recall home offsets
M135 T0 ; Load right extruder offsets
G1 X-110 Y-70 Z30 F9000 ; Move to wait position off table
G130 X20 Y20 Z20 A20 B20 ; Lower stepper Vrefs while heating
M126 S[fan_speed_pwm] ; Set fan speed
M140 S[bed0_temperature] T0 ; Heat buildplate
M134 T0 ; Stabilize bed temperature
M104 S[extruder0_temperature] T0 ; Heat right extruder
M104 S[extruder1_temperature] T1 ; Heat left extruder
M133 T0 ; Stabilize right extruder temperature
M133 T1 ; Stabilize left extruder temperature
G130 X127 Y127 Z40 A127 B127 ; Default stepper Vrefs
G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders
G1 X100 Y-70 F9000 ; Move to front right corner of bed
G1 Z0.3 F6000 ; Move down to purge
G1 X-90 Y-70 E24 F2000 ; Extrude a line of filament across the front edge of the bed
G1 X-100 Y-70 F180 ; Wait for ooze
G1 X-110 Y-70 F5000 ; Fast wipe
G1 Z0.5 F100 ; Lift
G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders
M135 T1 ; Load left extruder offsets
G1 X-100 Y-68 F9000 ; Move to front left corner of bed
G1 Z0.3 F6000 ; Move down to purge
G1 X90 Y-68 E24 F2000 ; Extrude a line of filament across the front edge of the bed
G1 X100 Y-68 F180 ; Wait for ooze
G1 X110 Y-68 F5000 ; Fast wipe
G1 Z1 F100 ; Lift
G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders
M73 P1 ; @body (notify GPX body has started)

 

End Code:


M73 P100 ; end build progress
G1 Z150 F1000 ; send Z axis to bottom of machine
M140 S0 T0 ; cool down HBP
M104 S0 T0 ; cool down right extruder
M104 S0 T1 ; cool down left extruder
M127 ; stop blower fan
G162 X Y F3000 ; home XY maximum
M18 ; disable stepper
M72 P1 ; play Ta-Da song

 

 

 

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