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Posted · cura 4.0 help

First, im a brand new user here and for some reason, the product category for software is greyed out so i had to choose 3d printer for the category


Ok, here is my question. I am using cura 4.0 and i have set up my printer, made my first part, and all went well. I have now started to mess with the print settings such as temp, speeds, and other basic settings.


I save the file as a gcode file. I transfer to SD card, i print it and during the print, i forget how long it will take to print and i want to look at some of the other settings so i can write them down. I open the gcode file in cura4.0 and it loads the 3d image, but says i cant view the settings i had for it. How does one view the original print settings and see how long it will take to print?



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    Posted · cura 4.0 help

    under file there is a save button it will save the project as .3mf file

     You can open this project again in cura to print later or review settings.


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    Posted · cura 4.0 help

    You can also get lots of information from the gcode file itself.


    The estimated print time is stored in comments at the top.  In fact you can get the estimated print time for each layer by reading the comments at the start of each layer.


    Also at the end of the file you can see "all" the settings.  Basically it tells you which profile you chose and which overrides were chosen.


    But preferably, do a "file" "save..." from the menus and save it as a 3mf file as well.  That way you can load the 3mf file at any time and it will load: printer type, all the parts, part orientations and scaling, all settings.  It's wonderful.  I don't save profiles.  I just save 3mf files as it works so well for me.

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    Posted · cura 4.0 help

    can you save the 3mf file to a card and have it print from sd card? i have the tevo tornado. or better yet, send it via usb cable?


    thanks. Ill look at the gcode, whats the best app to do that with?

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    Posted · cura 4.0 help

    Sorry I don't know if that is possible I print over the network so I always open the 3fm files in cura.

    Usually I use them if I think we need to print the project more often.

    but you can give it a try

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