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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

Hi,

anybody knows how to define which STL, of the 2 you need to merge in cura, goes to ext 1 or ext 2? somebody found a setting? or the first stl you load goes to ext1?

regards Kees

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

The STL you select becomes extruder 1. The file you right-click becomes extruder 2. (The red part will be extruder 2)

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

On a similar topic is there a way of choosing which head is used when printing a single material print? It seems to always use head one?

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

would be handy to have an option to choose indeed, I've got mine working now.

while adjusting and setting up for the first time, it would be nice to be able to run and test your new hotend.

before trying to run them both.

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

Yeah, but also for printing in a different color without swapping the fillament. I really would like to be able to choose between which extruder to use. Also, the preheat option in the ulticontroller is great, but always preheats both heads. Would be nice to select which head to preheat.

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

The STL you select becomes extruder 1. The file you right-click becomes extruder 2. (The red part will be extruder 2)

 

For one reason or the other, the cura selection procedure does not work with me, (or on my computers).

when i left click a part, the merge option is gone from the right click menu.

The only option for now is to see wahat cura wants, and then swap my filament and TweakAtZ settings :shock:.

When I try to load multiple parts (as project planner) in 13.06. I can not select any of the parts aswell.?

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

Which OS and version of Cura? I had a report like that for 13.06.3 on Mac

 

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Which OS and version of Cura? I had a report like that for 13.06.3 on Mac

 

tried with a win7 64bit system, and a vista system, tried it on both computers with a 13.06.4 and 13.07-support test2.

But made no difference, to be sure I was clicking in the right places , looked up the cura manual but that's not available (yet) on the site.

(nice to have the retractions options back :cool: in 13.07, cures the blobs on infill in thin wals, thanks..)

If you can tell wich files, logs or info might help, i can try to mail them.

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

I'll most likely need to create a test version for that. I'll whip one up tomorrow.

(Developer background info, to actually do the "clicking on objects" I draw the 3D model twice, once as you see it on screen, and once "off screen" with each object in a different color. When you click on the screen I read the pixel color of the invisible screen and from that I can see which object you clicked on. Works great, but I guess there is something slightly messing with your "off screen" colors for selecting)

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

I'll most likely need to create a test version for that. I'll whip one up tomorrow.

(Developer background info, to actually do the "clicking on objects" I draw the 3D model twice, once as you see it on screen, and once "off screen" with each object in a different color. When you click on the screen I read the pixel color of the invisible screen and from that I can see which object you clicked on. Works great, but I guess there is something slightly messing with your "off screen" colors for selecting)

 

reading "drawing the object twice" made me wonder, can this question have something to do with it as well?

Don't want to put you on the wrong leg :cool:

Drawing something on screen might be different from what's in the actual g-code?

Might look messy on screen, But perhaps it works well in the printer?

http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/2993-tweak-atz-plugin-cura-dual-extrusion-shifts/

 

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Posted · Choice between ext1 ext2

Morning Daid,

"Reading the pixel colours" made me wonder after a night of sleep.

I was running my screen on 16bits (trying to save memory), But switching to 32 bits solved the selecting problem!!

Now I can move the parts around as long and much as I want, choose the extruders the way you explained above.

But the layershift problem using TweakAtZ2 still occurs.

Made some srceenprints to show.

startext1NoPluginstartext1layerstartext1startext2layerstartext2l .

 

Would be nice if you could look in to that (if you have the time).

For speed and a clean print, it would help a lot if you can automate the temps and speeds printing dual.

But for now I can do it manually.

 

Regards Kees

 

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