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Posted · Adding no print area to cura.

So i have an ultimaker 2 extend and when load up it displays "No print areas". Basically where the bed clips are.

I build a printer for a friend and he has bed clips also.

Is there a way i can add this in cura software so he doesnt end up printing on a clip but can print the full bed?

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    Posted (edited) · Adding no print area to cura.

    Yes, this is possible, but not without editing files by hand.

    Go to Help -> Show Configuration folder. Inside the "definition_changes" folder, there should be a .inst.cfg file for your custom printer. In that file, you would add something like:

    machine_disallowed_areas = [
         [[-115,  112.5], [ -82,  112.5], [ -84,  102.5], [-115,  102.5]],
         [[ 115,  112.5], [ 115,  102.5], [ 110,  102.5], [ 108,  112.5]],
         [[-115, -112.5], [-115, -104.5], [ -84, -104.5], [ -82, -112.5]],
         [[ 115, -112.5], [ 108, -112.5], [ 110, -104.5], [ 115, -104.5]]
    

    These are 4 sets of 4 [x,y] coordinates, each describing a disallowed area.

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    Posted · Adding no print area to cura.

    Sorry, I have amended the code above. The last ] should not be on a new line. Also make sure the first line does not have spaces in front of it; that's the forum "improving" my code.

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    Posted · Adding no print area to cura.

    Hello, does someone perhaps know if it is possible to add the z coordinate as well? The clips are not infinite high, and it would be nice if the printer can print above the clips.

    Another question, is it possible to see this area in Cura? Because now it is only possible to see if the block will fit in the box and if it is yellow or not (no feedback why it is not yellow, but this is because of the clips).

     

    Thanks in advance!

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    Posted · Adding no print area to cura.
    41 minutes ago, tim_t said:

    does someone perhaps know if it is possible to add the z coordinate as well?

     

    I know that it is not possible to include a z coordinate with the unprintable areas.

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    Posted · Adding no print area to cura.

    Okay too bad, than I guess there is also no option to view the disallowed areas in Cura?

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    Posted · Adding no print area to cura.

     You need to reload Cura when you made changes. The display of disallowed areas are updated then with the new positions.

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    Posted · Adding no print area to cura.

    Okay thanks both for responding

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