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It is not possible to rename an UM network enabled printer via Cura, don't ask why, I don't know.

 

2 options to do that:

1) rerun the wifi setup on your printer, there you can set a new name for the printer which is then also shown in Cura

2) Use the API of the printer, there is a rename function. A little bit more complex, but works fine. 

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Yes could be, but then together with firmware/Cura Connect. I read something that the upcoming firmware release for the UM3 should fix a renaming issue, maybe this solves the problem.

 

Regarding API, its a little bit complicated but you have to follow these steps:

  1. Open http://192.168.0.55/docs/api/ (enter your IP here)
  2. Read the info about the authentication and how to do that. Basically you do the post request and then you have to confirm this on your printer (display message)
  3. Save your authentication id and key part somewhere to copy/paste it later
  4. Go to System - PUT /system/name and enter your printer name here enclosed in " " then you get a popup where you have to enter the id and key for autentication.
  5. Done, printer renamed
  6. Delete the printer from Cura and add it again and you will have the new name there

Sounds complicated, but it isn't....

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There is a much easier way for the S5. Go to Cura Connect and select your printer (not the queue). There you find three dots on top right which opens a menu. That menu includes an option to rename the printer.

UM3 users have to be a bit patient; this should also come to your printer as the S5 firmware is now ported step by step to the UM3 (note it will show there only the UM3 features and not the S5 features).

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On 11/2/2018 at 9:25 PM, Smithy said:

Yes could be, but then together with firmware/Cura Connect. I read something that the upcoming firmware release for the UM3 should fix a renaming issue, maybe this solves the problem.

 

Regarding API, its a little bit complicated but you have to follow these steps:

  1. Open http://192.168.0.55/docs/api/ (enter your IP here)
  2. Read the info about the authentication and how to do that. Basically you do the post request and then you have to confirm this on your printer (display message)
  3. Save your authentication id and key part somewhere to copy/paste it later
  4. Go to System - PUT /system/name and enter your printer name here enclosed in " " then you get a popup where you have to enter the id and key for autentication.
  5. Done, printer renamed
  6. Delete the printer from Cura and add it again and you will have the new name there

Sounds complicated, but it isn't....

 

Thanks a lot for your "manual".
It´s was a succes :o))

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