Jump to content
smliw

CURA 3.2.1 and material settings

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) · CURA 3.2.1 and material settings

 

 

 

I just downloaded Cura 3.2.1 and want to use it with my UM2+olsson, I cannot change the material settings. The "Activate" icon is faded and cannot be checked. When using the  UM2+ as printersetting, the material can be changed, checked etcetera.

Anyone an idea?

Capture.JPG

Edited by smliw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · CURA 3.2.1 and material settings

I don't know the answer but I do know that the UM2 controls most (all?) of the material related settings on the printer itself.

 

For example the nozzle and bed temperatures, the retraction distance and speed, the fan speed modifier (it multiplies fan speeds in gcode by this modifier).  These are all set on the UM2 when you select a material on the UM2.

 

So that's probably why.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · CURA 3.2.1 and material settings

I also have an issue with that as there is no way to enter cost of filament, especially when you use different brands of filament which all costs differentiate.

Using the UM2+ profile shows difference with UM2 profile in time and meters of material while setting are exactly the same and do see quality differences when printing with both profiles and same setting on the same model.

 

Don't know where that is coming from.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · CURA 3.2.1 and material settings

If you want full control over materials on an UM2, including cost information, go to Machine Settings and switch the gcode flavor to Marlin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · CURA 3.2.1 and material settings

Switching to gcode changes lots of things.  It means you control the nozzle and bed temperature, retraction distance, filament diameter in Cura instead of on the printer.  The startup procedure (where and how it does the initial purge) will likely be a little different (but you can edit it now in cura where the "begin gcodes" are).  Just try it and see what you think.  The printer probably won't have quite as good an idea of how long your print will take.  In fact I don't think it will print any times - just % of layers complete (I forget exactly).

 

Also if you print ABS for example, on the printer if you set the fan speed to 50% then in ultigcode mode it takes the fan speed from cura and cuts it in half (50%).  But in normal gcode mode the ABS fan speed is ignored and Cura has to know to set the fan speed lower for ABS.  If you print PLA you can ignore this.

 

The idea is that in ultigcode mode you can slice once and then you can print in any material with any filament diameter and not have to reslice first because the printer is told what the material is and the diameter.  In practice it's silly because people dont' typically print the same part in 2 or more materials very often.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · CURA 3.2.1 and material settings

Thanks for explaining gr5, i'll give it a try and hope tinkergnome firmware will work with it just as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · CURA 3.2.1 and material settings

gr5 can you read my post? I'm not confideltly with gcode (eve if I know what they are). You seem an expert and we will have need help. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura 4.0 | Stable available!
      Ultimaker Cura 4.0 is mainly focused on the improved user interface and cloud integration.
      As always, we want to collect your user feedback for this release. If there are any improvements you can think of, feel free to mention it here and help us to shape the next release.
      • 20 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

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!