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[Feature Request] Set profile material parameters automatically


Alfsoft

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Posted (edited) · [Feature Request] Set profile material parameters automatically

Hello. I am switching from S3D to Cura. Using v3.6 right now and I cannot understand what's the point of separate materials dropdown? I made my own materials in materials section - PLA and ABS. I set different tool and table temps for them accordingly. But when I select these materials they don't change any temperature values in profile settings sidebar. Am I missing something or is that a normal Cura behaviour?

 

Wouldn't it be great if there was a new "Mat" ("Mx", "Mt", "Mtrl", you name it) icon next to the "Fx" icon for some of profile fields? So when this "Mat" icon is active/checked and the user is changing material from materials dropdown, these fields could also change their values automatically. Printing and build plate temperatures, Flow percentage, Retraction values. At least these parameters can be changed with material changing BUT ONLY IF "Mat" icon is active for these fields in profile.

 

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    Posted (edited) · [Feature Request] Set profile material parameters automatically

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I managed to solve my problem by exporting my profile, changing its extension to zip, extracting and editing its contents.

    If you are interested in what I've changed so I simply deleted all the values in [values] section with "temperature" and "fan" keywords in them:

    default_material_bed_temperature

    default_material_print_temperature

    material_final_print_temperature

    material_initial_print_temperature
    material_print_temperature

    cool_fan_speed
    cool_fan_speed_max

     

    and one retraction parameter:

    retraction_amount

     

    Then I saved my files, zipped them and changed archive extension back to curaprofile. After profile import my temperature and retraction values are following material values! ☺️

     

    But I still think this is some kind of a bug. Because I tried to set "0"s to temperature fields hoping that this could reset these fields' behaviour but that didn't work.

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