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[3.6.0] Anycubic i3 mega doesnt shows material selection tab

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Hi, I have just installed cura 3.6.0 and selected my printer  Anycubic i3 mega.

The problem is that no Material tab appears under the printer name so  If you want to set the material proper temperatures you have to go by settings , profile , manage profile , material.


The Menu tab MATERIAL should appear under the printer name above print setup in the right part of the screen just as in any other printer (for example the 4max as i show in the right pic).

Can anyone help me how to mend this ? 

Thank you .

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Interesting, so it should and does have that feature, just for some reason it's not functional for making G code files for the i3 Mega (newb who just got an Anycubic i3 Mega Ultra base yesterday and have been trying to get Cura to work nicely right from the get go).  But for me, going by settings -> profile -> manage profile -> material doesn't work, it sticks to using what ever Cura is defaulting to for this printer.  I can also hit the custom tab, and even make changes to temperatures there and it still produces G code that does not pay attention to user set temperature settings (haven't played around with other settings - yet).  The only solution I have at the moment is to use notepad and manually edit the resulting G code file to fix bed/extruder temperatures (M104/M109, M140/M190).

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Well, here's my quick and dirty solution: I added a printer - the Prusa i3 Mk2 - and renamed it to Anycubic i3 Mega Ultrabase.  I then manually copied all the parameters in the Machine Settings from the Anycubic i3 Mega over to the new Anycubic i3 Mega Ultrabase printer.  It now defaults to a print speed of 60mms (instead of the 50mms it was using), but side from that I don't see any drawbacks so far.  But given my newb status, your mileage might vary (I only own 1 printer and only had it for 34 hours and counting).  But Cura now allows me to select the filament type and allows me to adjust temperatures manually via the custom tab.  So I guess that's one quick and dirty solution, but I'm not 100% sure if that's the best solution - so you could try that at your own risk.

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Hi !

The user "SHUMS" from GitHub solved this issue for me i am gonna paste his solution:

It seems that Cura 3.6 supplied with wrong printer settings.
For WIN it can be overridden C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 3.6\resources\definitions\anycubic_i3_mega.def.json
(need administrator rights).

Change setting "has_materials" from false to true


I used word pad to edit the file and now it shows the materials tab .



Hope it helps you all .


Edited by dmolpas
typo errata
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In Mac, go to YourMac>YourHardDrive>Applications>Ultimaker Cura.app <right click - show package contents>

Under Contents>Resources>resources>definitions>anycubic_i3_mega.def.json edit with a non-destructive editor like sublime.app (not text edit).

On 11/25/2018 at 10:26 PM, dmolpas said:

Change setting "has_materials" from false to true


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