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Ultimaker's true maximum building volume


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Posted · Ultimaker's true maximum building volume

The advertised volume is 210x210x205mm. However each of these dimensions is wider than the blue bounding box shown in Cura (13.03). On the other hand if one uses the "to max" button in Cura one gets 178,2x178,2mm which is notably smaller than that same blue bounding box. Only the height of 200mm is a match.

Perhaps if one moved the head using the Ulticontroller one would get yet another set of values.

In any case, I need a part as big as the UM can print, how big is that in reality (with default hardware) ?

 

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    Posted · Ultimaker's true maximum building volume

    Cura accounts for the skirt/brim or raft. Disabling those gives more build volume. Cura also defaults to a slightly smaller print area of 205x205x200mm, to account for possible difference in builds where endstops have slightly moved.

    You can change the preferences to 210x210mm and disable the skirt in the expert settings (skirt lines to 0) this gives more print area.

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker's true maximum building volume

    I need a part as big as the UM can print, h

     

    Every machine is different so you'll have to home, then us pronterface or cura to move the head to position x=205 and then move 1mm at a time until it triggers the limit switch. You can go to the value *before* it hit the limit switch. Repeat this test for Y and Z axis.

    If you hit the limit switch during printing it will mess up your print. If you try to go over the limit switch by .1mm you probably won't notice anything, but a whole mm over will mess up your print.

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker's true maximum building volume

    You can change the preferences to 210x210mm and disable the skirt in the expert settings (skirt lines to 0) this gives more print area.

     

    I see "Skirt, Line count" but not where to change the bounding box.

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker's true maximum building volume

    File menu -> Preferences. Maximum width/depth/height.

     

    Oh ok, I thought everything was in the tabs or expert window. The values are 205x205x200mm which are the same as what I get with Ulticontroller, so I'll use that.

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker's true maximum building volume

    I have a Ultimaker 3 and a model built to 200mm Height. Does not fit. What to do in the latest version of Cura to get the printer to handle this size? File>Prefences is not there anymore. Expert level skirt disabling not working. 

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    Posted · Ultimaker's true maximum building volume

    disable z hop for both extruders

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