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Posted · Swap Filament Between Jobs in Print Queue?

Question in title. Is it possible to switch the filament between different jobs in the print queue on my S3? I want to change the color in Extruder 1 before starting the next print. During the "removal" phase after a job is done the ability to change filaments is greyed out, and if I check "print bed cleared" then it will automatically start the next print. 

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Posted · Swap Filament Between Jobs in Print Queue?

Only way I know of is by using Ultimaker filament and selecting different colors for different jobs in Cura. However there's most likely some override I'm not aware of.

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Posted · Swap Filament Between Jobs in Print Queue?
3 hours ago, MagicalBeard said:

if I check "print bed cleared" then it will automatically start the next print. 

 

The only way that i know is to set the printer status to "not available" on the Ultimaker Connect page (web browser). There's a 'Manage printer' link on the 'Monitor' stage in Cura. It can't be done from the printers menu.

While the printer is "not available" you can do any necessary maintenance tasks, material changes and such things.

Set it back to "available" and it will continue to process the printing queue.

 

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Posted · Swap Filament Between Jobs in Print Queue?

If you're only changing color and keep the same material type the easiest is to just open the feeder, pull out the material, push in the new color, close the feeder, and done... push material all the way to the end, and then retract (just pull back) a few mm. 

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Posted · Swap Filament Between Jobs in Print Queue?

It helps to add the few extra lines of skirt to avoid the 'old' color in the new print

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