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Posted · Printer name - prefix on G Code

Don't just drag the same file into the folder (you aren't trying to overwrite the existing file), give it a new name first, then drag it into the folder. If you overwrite the file nothing will happen unless you clear the printer from your machine instances folder in the roaming folder (access by clicking help>show configuration folder)

 

The prefix takes the first character from each word in "name", so changing from A8 to A6 wont make any difference to the name unless there is a space between the A and the 6.

 

BTW I am not a computer programmer and generally have no idea but I just mucked around with this until it worked. I found the default prefix pretty useless so I found this thread when I was searching how to change it.

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Posted · Printer name - prefix on G Code
6 hours ago, brenyw said:

Don't just drag the same file into the folder (you aren't trying to overwrite the existing file), give it a new name first, then drag it into the folder. If you overwrite the file nothing will happen unless you clear the printer from your machine instances folder in the roaming folder (access by clicking help>show configuration folder)

 

The prefix takes the first character from each word in "name", so changing from A8 to A6 wont make any difference to the name unless there is a space between the A and the 6.

 

BTW I am not a computer programmer and generally have no idea but I just mucked around with this until it worked. I found the default prefix pretty useless so I found this thread when I was searching how to change it.

Tried it this way first - nothing  changed - assumed that as it did not say to rename the  file before saving or drag n dropping it I was doing it wrong and thereafter did not  rename the file.

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Posted · Printer name - prefix on G Code
7 hours ago, brenyw said:

Don't just drag the same file into the folder (you aren't trying to overwrite the existing file), give it a new name first, then drag it into the folder. If you overwrite the file nothing will happen unless you clear the printer from your machine instances folder in the roaming folder (access by clicking help>show configuration folder)

 

The prefix takes the first character from each word in "name", so changing from A8 to A6 wont make any difference to the name unless there is a space between the A and the 6.

 

BTW I am not a computer programmer and generally have no idea but I just mucked around with this until it worked. I found the default prefix pretty useless so I found this thread when I was searching how to change it.

OK... I get to 4.2.1. definitions - copy Anet A6.def.json    using text editor change A6 to A8 and saved.  copied and pasted this file in definitions and  it sits under the Anet A6.   I close definitions and and  using the  desktop icon - open Cura 4.2.1.   - then  I get the pop up warning that the A8 files has issues!    I closed and reopened the Cura - the pop up did not show - but neither  did the A8 option!   Did a cold boot - re opened Cura 4.2.1 - pop up warning A8 etc.    Unless a mac user is following and can get this to  function - I am done.   Thanks for your patience.  

A8 CHANGED.png

BOTH FILES.png

A8 NOT ADDED.png

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