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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.

Thank you for the information.

It doesnt seem to be working for me.

I save the file and when i reload cura it has removed my printer.

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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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