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Posted · Recommended Print Setup

Hi,

 

I have an Ultimaker 2+ Extended and I'm wondering why there are only some layer heights availible under  recommended stettings for different nozzels, where as choosing an Ultimaker Original+ there are a number of settings to choose from. Is there a way to unlock the greyed out layer heights using the Ultimaker 2+? I like selecting the nozzel in the dropdown menu where as I have to change this in the machine settings using the Original+. And most recommended speeds and other settings differ. I'm using Cura 3.6.

 

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    Posted · Recommended Print Setup

    Thanks Smithy, I'm still very new to this. But yes, I saw that it can be set. I was assuming that for a layer height there are "recommended" values for the other settings, eg. speeds, as well.

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    Posted · Recommended Print Setup

    Yes there are other settings as well, which are optimized for different profiles. So the default profiles in Cura have different settings, based on the layer height. 

     

    I would suggest, that you stay at the beginning with the default profiles and only tune other settings like speed, wall count and so on to get a better feeling for it. Using not recommended layer heights will work, but you need much more understanding what you have to tune to get good results (like, temperature, flow, speed)

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    Posted · Recommended Print Setup

    I mainly intend to use the printer for mechanical designs. I chose a 0.6mm and 0.8mm nozzel because they print faster and the mechanical properties of the print are higher. With only one profile (fine) it takes ages for the parts to finish. Which brings me back to my actual question, why is there only 1 profile for the Ultmaker 2+ (fine) and 6 for the Original+ (extra fine, fine, normal, draft, coarse and extra Course). I really don't want to get a feeling… I would like to design and print.

     

    So is the best bet to just use the Ultimaker Original+ in my settings and go with those profiles? Even though the common profil (fine) differs? 

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    Posted · Recommended Print Setup

    You should have more than one profile, if not then there is something wrong. 

    Do you have more profiles if you choose the 0.4 nozzle? 

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    Posted (edited) · Recommended Print Setup

    Pictures are worth a thousand words….

     

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    Edited by JLH
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    Posted · Recommended Print Setup

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    Posted · Recommended Print Setup

    I've reinstalled many times. I also have the same menus on a different computer. I did however startout with 3.4... Maybe it's hidden somewhere since?

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    Posted · Recommended Print Setup

    Ok I see, I also tried to add a UM2+ to my Cura and I have the same behavior. It is strange because with my UM2Go I can choose from several profiles, but the UM2 has no dropdown to select the nozzle.

     

    I am out of ideas, but I am sure there is a way. Here are a lot of users with a UM2+ so, let's wait if some else jumps in with a hint.

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    Posted (edited) · Recommended Print Setup

    Thanks Smithy, I’ll try the 2go... if that works I’ll use it instead.

     

    2go has fewer profiles, slower speeds and can’t select nozzle from menu...

    Guess I’ll have to wait.

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