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Posted · Nothing in the Monitor tab

I am trying to configure my ender 3 with Cura. I am trying to follow some instructions and the first thing that I need to do is go in the monitor tab and use the send gcode function. WHen I open the monitor tab there is nothing in the window at all. Is that a add on or something?

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    Posted · Nothing in the Monitor tab

    Printing over USB has not gotten any serious attention from Ultimaker over the past 4 years. It is not something Ultimaker has any interest in, because none of their recent printers starting with the Ultimaker 3 have supported USB Printing. Even on the Ultimaker 2 it was not officially supported/meant to be used. So even if your Cura version is recent, the part that does printing over USB is basically 4 years old and unmaintained. If it works, that is great. If it doesn't, my best advice is not to use it.

     

    Export gcode and use SD card printing, use a different application for printing that gcode over USB (eg printrun), or use OctoPrint. OctoPrint can run on your PC, but you'll get the most out of it with a small board computer like the raspberry pi; if your computer restarts for updates or outright crashes, this would not affect your print. Disclaimer: I wrote the OctoPrint Connection plugin.

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