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Posted · Hotend Stuck in Front Left Corner

Everytime I go to print the hotend/printhead starts directly over the front clip that holds the glass plate down. Is there a setting that I can adjust to start the print in another spot? Everytime i make changes on Cura like disable the heated bed and starting at 0,0, does nothing when I go to print. Even when i set up the machine to level the bed for the first time, the hotend would run into the clips on the buildplate.

Ultimaker 2

Cura is setup properly

Ulitcode Yes

SD card only

Any suggestions?

 

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    Posted · Hotend Stuck in Front Left Corner

    I don't understand what you mean by 'disable the heated bed'. If Cura is set up for UM2, you can't disable, or set the temp, of the heated bed in the slicer settings - that's done via the printer controller.I s the problem that you are trying to print via USB,and it's failing? USB printing isn't supported (yet) for the UM2.

    If you want to do it, you'll need (at the very least) to change gcode type in Cura Machine Settings to RepRap; because when you set the type to Ultigcode, then it is assumed that the preamble gcode is supplied by the printer, not explicitly in the gcode file. And the UM2 only supplies that start up code when printing from SD card.

     

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    Posted · Hotend Stuck in Front Left Corner

    The option to use the heated bed is in the form of a check box under <machine settings>, which I thought would carry from the SD card to the printer once changed. This is not the case and now I know to change the temp at the controller on the actual printer.

    I never said I was using USB to print......ONLY SD card

    I did figure out the issue with the printer starting at the front left corner of the buildplate. This was caused from an inaccurate slice in Cura.

    In any case, thanks for the replies.

     

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