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Posted · Cura 4.2.1 + Ender 3

I just installed Cura 4.2.1 (I was using 4.1.0) and the layer height settings has changed for my Ender 3.


Before, I use to have 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.3  as layer heights available.

Now I have something like 0.12, 0.16, 0.2, 0.28.

I don't know if it is ok but I feel that it is not a good thing.


Is it is it ok? I was not able to print something good with this Cura 4.2.1 yet. Using the 4.1 again and it works just fine.

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    Posted · Cura 4.2.1 + Ender 3

    It shows a hint that other profiles are not activated and while I was able to clone profiles in the settings menu that you access through the "manage materials" option. I was not able to change any values within those changed profiles other than the names of the profile so I am not sure if I am doing this right or if it was meant this way at all. Any help with reactivating the 0.4 layer hight profile is greatly appreciated.

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    Posted · Cura 4.2.1 + Ender 3

    those layer heights are intentional.  the ender 3 prints best with layer heights in multiples of 0.04(since that's the minimum layer change of the ender 3).  CHEP goes over why in this video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIkT8asT90A


    As far as activating profiles, as best I can tell older profiles that don't use the "creawesome mod" that was absorbed into 4.2.1 will not work.  You'll have to make new profiles.


    Instead of updating, I just installed 4.2.1 separately, so I can still open 3.6.0, 4.0, or 4.2.1 and use those older versions and profiles as I update and customize 4.2.1 to my liking.

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    Posted · Cura 4.2.1 + Ender 3



    thanks for taking the time to answer! What you say sounds most logical and I went ahead and got 4.1 back so I could go on printing the way I am used to. I am not against having the new layer hights thing is just that the highest layer hight that was offered to me was .32 and that is almost 25% slower than the 0.4 that I used to use. 


    If anyone could show me how to make a new profile that allows for 0.4 it would be highly appreciated. I often do mockup prints with 10% infill and 0.4 layer hight to see how things will look before I go for the good quality so this layer hight is really important to me.

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