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I have a Qidi X-Pro and want to use Cura 4.4.1.

I have edited the json files and the printer appears in the list to add but i cannot get the network to connect.

Can anyone help?

 

I'm new to 3D printing and Cura.

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Posted · Qidi X-pro

There's a set of settings here on Reddit. I just put it into Cura but I haven't used it yet. You don't need to make a blank material because you can simply shut off an extruder with Cura 4.4.1

 

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Posted · Qidi X-pro

I have been using these settings the last few days and it has been working out. I'll upload pics when I have time

 

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Posted (edited) · Qidi X-pro

I have been using these settings as well for a day now.  Things are working well, but I've inherited the same issue that the Reddit user had where both nozzles heat up despite one extruder being disabled in cura.  it got me to thinking that the start/end gcode might need to be separated and placed into the extruder gcode sections (currently blank).  Does this make sense?

 

Using this as a Gcode guide:

https://github.com/ErikZalm/Marlin

 

I'm thinking of changing my printer start G-code to this (not yet moving extruder related commands to the extruder G-code):

Main change being that it waits for the bed to reach temp before heating the extruders.

 

G92 A0 B0

G28 X0 Y0

G0 X-1000 Y-1000 F1800

G28 Z0

G1 X0 Y0 Z50 F3600

G1 X0 Y0 F3600

M140 S{material_bed_temperature}

M190 S{material_bed_temperature}

M104 S{material_print_temperature, 0} T0

M104 S{material_print_temperature, 1} T1

M109 S{material_print_temperature, 0} T0

M109 S{material_print_temperature, 1} T1

G92 E0

G92 A0 B0

G0 X0 Y4 Z0.3 F3600

G1 X{machine_width} A18 F2400

G1 X{machine_width} Y5 F2400

G1 X35 B18 F2400

G92 A0 B0

G1 X35 F2400

 

Also, could someone explain why there are (what seems to be) redundant commands in the printer end G-code?  Why can't it be:

 

M107

M104 S0 T0

M104 S0 T1

M140 S0

G92 E0

G1 Z{machine_height} F900

G28 X0 Y0

M84

M82 ;absolute extrusion mode

 

If I moved extruder related G-code commands from the printer section to the extruder sections, how do I ensure that the printer waits until the bed is at temp before executing the extruder heat commands?

 

Edit:  Here are some more settings from the Simplify3D forum:

https://forum.simplify3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=8964

 

printer-window.png

Edited by sparkix
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I tried the hack the Reddit user did and made a custom filament with zero temperature to try and disable the extruder that isn't being used.  But that isn't working well because it still tries to prime both extruders but the feeder clicks when trying to extruder at room temp.  I need to find a better way to disable the unused extruder.

 

BTW, I verified that the nozzle offset is 34mm.

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I found the same issue when trying the custom filament. I just took out the filament from the unused side while printing. I can put it back in when I need it. Now the gear is just spinning in the air; no shredding filament

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50 minutes ago, anon175 said:

I found the same issue when trying the custom filament. I just took out the filament from the unused side while printing. I can put it back in when I need it. Now the gear is just spinning in the air; no shredding filament

 The only thing I don't like about this is that it is cooking the other extruder (even if empty).  It is also likely to cause heat distortion of the print because the second hot nozzle is so close.

 

I may make 2 printers configurations (one as a single extruder version and the other as a double extruder version).

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