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Posted · The First Line

Not sure if Cura software peeps read these posts but I'd like when I press Preview to see the "test" line that is printed (Ender3 and CR10).  Once in a while my  print walks over that line and things get fused.  I do not want to remove the line, I like it 🙂

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    Posted · The First Line

    It's in the "Start Gcode" so Cura can't really show it in preview because Cura doesn't develop it (and I wouldn't want Cura playing with my personal settings).

    After you save the file to Gcode you can open that Gcode file in Cura and it will show up.  If it is interfering with the print, you could then go into the Gcode file and comment out (;) the G1 lines in the startup section and get rid of it for just that print.

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    Posted · The First Line

    The position of the first lines changed during different versions of Cura... I like to maximize my buildvolume, so I moved these lines closer to the edge of the buildplate... sometimes I remove the line directly after it is printed 😉. Compare your Start G-code with the part of my G-code!


    G1 X5.1 Y20 Z0.28 F5000.0 ;Move to start position
    G1 X5.1 Y200.0 Z0.28 F1500.0 E15 ;Draw the first line
    G1 X5.4 Y200.0 Z0.28 F5000.0 ;Move to side a little
    G1 X5.4 Y20 Z0.28 F1500.0 E30 ;Draw the second line


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