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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta

I understand keeping the tower the same height, but when it switches for the next color change on the 1st layer it never goes to the prime tower, it just switches and prints the mixed color in the model.

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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta
4 hours ago, Steverc1572 said:

it just switches and prints the mixed color in the model.

??????

 

you are only using one nozzle? How are you getting a 'mixed' colour on the model?

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta
28 minutes ago, kmanstudios said:

??????

 

you are only using one nozzle? How are you getting a 'mixed' colour on the model?

 Because it never purges the previous color it just retracts the previous color and runs in the 2nd color and starts printing instead of going to the priming tower, so you have the purge or contaminated color in the model. After that all other extruder swaps it does correctly.

Edited by Steverc1572

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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta

Not sure what machine you are using, but as far as I know, the priming tower is for dual nozzle prints. I could be wrong, but, it is my understanding.

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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta
14 hours ago, Steverc1572 said:

 Because it never purges the previous color it just retracts the previous color and runs in the 2nd color and starts printing instead of going to the priming tower, so you have the purge or contaminated color in the model. After that all other extruder swaps it does correctly.

Same here.

 

I have a Creality CR-X. Dual extrusion with one nozzle. Thought I'd give the beta a go as it came with a profile for my printer. Results so far:

  • It still gets the prime tower print order wrong. It'll print layer 1 with T0 then print layer 1 for the tower also with T0. However it should print layer 1 for the tower with T1. Instead it simply retracts T0, feeds in T1 and continues with layer 1 causing massive colour contamination.
  • On tool change it rapids to the tower position, pauses for 10 seconds, rapids back to the print, rapids back to the tower, prints two perimeters of the tower and then rapids back to the print. (I might be able to solve this by entering a minimum extrusion volume for the tower.)
  • If I check Z-Hop I get a 10 second pause at every z lift and at the beginning and end of every rapid move. I cannot find a way of disabling this pause.

Already the 4.1 beta looks more promising than 4.0 but until these issues are remedied its still not usable.

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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta

As you may know, we don't create or maintain the profiles for the 3rd party printers. People from the community does that. In this specific case, it seems that something can be wrong with the profiles of the Creality CR-X. If you create a ticket in our GitHub (https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues), it will make your case more visible and people from the community can help.

 

Other good idea is to share a project file (File->Save), so we can see if the problem is with this printer's definition or a problem in the core of Cura or CuraEngine.

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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta

4.0 and 4.1 both do not produce the checked off 'prime blob' for extruder 2 on the S5. Once checked, it will print the Extruder 1 blob, but not the Extruder 2 blob.

 

This has been checked on the latest firmware, so I am not sure what the disconnect is....Cuira or firmware.

 

And, while on the subject of prime blobs, Please, please, please make this consistent for all printers. In my instance, it is on by default for the UM3E and off for the S5.

 

Consistency would be nice.

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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta
6 hours ago, kmanstudios said:

4.0 and 4.1 both do not produce the checked off 'prime blob' for extruder 2 on the S5. Once checked, it will print the Extruder 1 blob, but not the Extruder 2 blob.

 

This has been checked on the latest firmware, so I am not sure what the disconnect is....Cuira or firmware.

 

And, while on the subject of prime blobs, Please, please, please make this consistent for all printers. In my instance, it is on by default for the UM3E and off for the S5.

 

Consistency would be nice.

Now that option is not even available for the CR-X. I had to install the S5 just to find it thinking it may have something to do with my problem. 

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta
On 5/20/2019 at 1:58 AM, DiegoPG said:

As you may know, we don't create or maintain the profiles for the 3rd party printers. People from the community does that. In this specific case, it seems that something can be wrong with the profiles of the Creality CR-X. If you create a ticket in our GitHub (https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues), it will make your case more visible and people from the community can help.

 

Other good idea is to share a project file (File->Save), so we can see if the problem is with this printer's definition or a problem in the core of Cura or CuraEngine.

 I have also tried to set up the CR-X as custom and still have the same problem so that eliminates the printer definition. Here is the file where the 1st color switch never goes to the prime tower to purge the previous color. But from then on they work correctly.

CCRX_Cura Test.3mf

Edited by Steverc1572
Add a project file with no purge to the prime tower on 1st color switch.

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker Cura 4.1 beta

After running the same file that I uploaded that doesn't work correctly I thought I would try it with the Ultimaker S5 and guess what it does the exact same thing (does not move to the prime tower and purge the old color on the first exchange, just changes color right in the middle of the print). Of course, since it has 2 different nozzles the contamination (or in the S5's case blob) isn't as noticeable but it's there. Just run the Cura simulation and you will see it never goes to the prime tower. Make sure you turn off brim or skirt. Cura 3.4.1 is the last version that does not have this behavior.

 

Edited by Steverc1572

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