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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.6.2 add printer via .def.json files

Hi there,

as you all know: adding a Printer via json files is much more powerful than using the built in custom FFF function. In the last versions of Cura you simply put the Printer .def.json file in the resources/definitions Folder and the Extruder.def.json in the Extruder Folder. Then in showed up in curas "add non Network Printer"-List. But with the new update that list Looks different and new copied Printers won't Show up. In fact if you edit an existing Printer like the CR10Mini to CR100Mini, it won't Show up either. I have the suspicion that there somewhere there is a list of what will be displayed in the "add non Network Printer"-List. Could be cause of the order by manufacturer, but as i said it won't even accept a CR100Mini even if the rest is 100% the same.

If you have any ideas, please let me know :)

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    Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.6.2 add printer via .def.json files

    There is no such list in Cura, so there must be another reason why your definition is not showing up. Your cura.log may show the error. As a sidenote. a better place to put custom definitions is in the configuration folder (Help -> Show configuration folder -> definitions).

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    Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.6.2 add printer via .def.json files

    hmm. But for testing I just copied and renamed existing .def.jsons without changing anything. And those also didn't Show up. 

     

    anyways i tried your method with the help->definitions Folder. 

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    I found this Definition on the official cura site, so it shouldn't be corrupted. The other one is the CR10Mini that I gave another Name, also in the json itself.

    But again, after a Restart I searched through all the available non Network Printers and Nothing showed up.

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    Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.6.2 add printer via .def.json files

    Best way is to follow this guide:

    https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/wiki/Adding-new-machine-profiles-to-Cura

     

    Don't forget to restart Cura after every change and simply check the logs - everything else is pure speculation...: 🤷‍♂️

     

    6 hours ago, ahoeben said:

    Your cura.log may show the error.

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.6.2 add printer via .def.json files

    Just making a copy of an existing printer definition will not work without also making copies (and properly referencing) definitions for the extruders for that printer. The logs would probably show this.

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