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Posted · Cura not retaining custom start gcode in machine settings

Greetings,

 

Using Cura 4.3, I am pasting in some custom start gcode for my Ender 3 Pro machine settings. This is for the EZBoard and EZABL auto-bed leveler. The start code was provided by TH3D.

 

If I load a previously saved project the machine settings are lost including the custom start gcode.

 

I would have expected machine settings to be independent of projects. How can I make the custom start gcode persist so I don't lose it when loading a new project?

 

Thanks,

 

Greg.

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Posted · Cura not retaining custom start gcode in machine settings

A project file includes the machine settings and by default overwrites your settings when you open it (AFAIK).

It's the whole point of project files that they contain all settings - so you can share it with other users that don't have your printer profile (for example).

 

But there should be an option in the summary dialog to create a new printer profile instead (in the upper right corner). That would leave your existing printer profile alone.

 

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Posted · Cura not retaining custom start gcode in machine settings
2 hours ago, tinkergnome said:

A project file includes the machine settings and by default overwrites your settings when you open it (AFAIK).

It's the whole point of project files that they contain all settings - so you can share it with other users that don't have your printer profile (for example).

 

But there should be an option in the summary dialog to create a new printer profile instead (in the upper right corner). That would leave your existing printer profile alone.

 

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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, the options seem to be either to overwrite my current machine settings or else create new machine settings using the settings from the project. It looks like I'm going to have to paste my custom gcode into every old project I load. 

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Posted · Cura not retaining custom start gcode in machine settings

You could create a hybrid, by importing the one with the file, then taking what you want from yours and pasting it in, creating a 'printer' you like....

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Posted · Cura not retaining custom start gcode in machine settings
7 hours ago, AbeFM said:

You could create a hybrid, by importing the one with the file, then taking what you want from yours and pasting it in, creating a 'printer' you like....

 

Yeah I get that. The problem is I have several saved .3mf files that I had saved prior to getting the new board the EZABL bed leveler. If I load one of those old projects it will not have the custom gcode I need for the EZABL so I will need to paste it in. I was hoping there was a way I could just have it use the "defaults" for the active machine instead of overwriting the machine settings. 

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Posted · Cura not retaining custom start gcode in machine settings

It still seems like, if you created said printer (or just update your "normal" one), then select it from the list after loading.

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