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[3.3.1] Change Material from PLA to unknown

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Posted (edited) · [3.3.1] Change Material from PLA to unknown

This is a very old "bug". If I print from a USB stick, there is no complaints, but if I print over the network it always asks me to change to material "unknown" that doesn't exists on Ultimaker 3.

I'm running an old batch of PLA from my previous printer so obviosly it has no RFID tag.

 

As I understand, the new generation (Ultimaker 3) don't use the built in material profiles anymore. The settings for extrud temperature and heat bed temperature are sent with the model. Therefore it isn't nessecary to "change" material on the printer at all.

 

Now I always have to open the print job and press "Override configuration and start print" for every single print I do over the network.

I'm I doing something wrong, or is this intentionally just to anoy everone that doesn't use original Ultimaker Filament? ?

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Posted · [3.3.1] Change Material from PLA to unknown

Think of a scenario where you have a bunch of printers in a farm, loaded with multiple material types. Setting the material on the printer will make sure Cura Connect  knows which machine can be used for which job. So it's actually not to anoy users of non-ultimaker material, but to make sure you can also use non ultimaker material in a print farm.

 

I always get annoyed when I get the warning if a different color of PLA is loaded. I think the best way around the issue is some improvements in the Cura Connect GUI so the override is easier and more intuitive.

 

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Posted · [3.3.1] Change Material from PLA to unknown

I agree, there shouldbe an option to turn off this check in Cura. Or at least pupup a dialog with a warning (right after ju press print) with a Cancel/Ok button. Now we have to click on the printjob, expand the mesasge and press overide... and then confirm again...

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