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Posted · can cura iron at different layers

Hi

 

Is there a way to have cura gcode ironing at different layer heights..

I want it to iron  layer height 15 and 35..

Right now i change color at layer 16 and 36 so i want 15 a35 ironed..

thank you..

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Posted · can cura iron at different layers

As far as I know, Cura cannot do that.

You can only modify the generated gcode manually.

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Posted (edited) · can cura iron at different layers

Thank you were do i find the generated gcode i dont see it in the printers/machine settings..

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Posted · can cura iron at different layers

No, I meant you slice your file, save the gcode to your disk and then you can modify it with an editor.

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Posted · can cura iron at different layers

When you save your sliced file (click on the save button), you can choose the directory where you want to save it,

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Posted · can cura iron at different layers

@tom356 - right now I don't think there is a way to do this so you could slice the part twice and save it in two files - one with every layer "ironed" and one with none of the layers "ironed".  Then you could cut and paste the ironed layers of layer 15 and layer 35.

 

You probably should also insert a G92 EXXX where XXXX is the position that the extruder was at on the most recent move on the previous layer.  You should do this each time you switch from the ironed gcode to the non ironed gcode in either direction.  So you would have to add 4 G92 commands.

 

If you don't do this you will get some under or over extrusion at the layer changes.  I'm not sure how much.  It could be a huge amount.

 

It sounds kind of complicated but you would learn a lot about gcode and how that works and if this project is for printing MANY parts you would save a lot of time.  If this project is for printing only one part then maybe you should just iron the whole thing.

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