Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

Heat up the extruder w/o slicing

Recommended Posts

There really needs to be an easy way to heat up the extruder for maintenance. Waiting on a model to finish slicing right now so it will let me in to the manual control menu.

Also, the GUI editor on the forum is annoying. It negates my OS/browser spell check and other features.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Pronterface is free and works great. I love it. google it. It's a nice application.

However I believe there is a way to get to the print dialog without having a print loaded. I forget. I think maybe you right click on the "save" button maybe and there might be a choice there. I know there are more choices when you right click on some icons. Daid explained how to do it once but I never tried it and forgot (because I have an ulticontroller).

Also you can speed up slicing drastically by increasing your layer thickness if all you want is to get through that step. Try layer thickness of 1mm maybe? if it will let you.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I admit that I posted while I was frustrated and dealing with a jammed hot-end.

This seems like a simple dialog box that could be added to Cura. Yes, I know about pronterface, but keeping everything integrated seems much cleaner. Cura didn't used to have a print menu, but those features have been integrated, and for that I am very grateful. Daid has done awesome work.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!