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Posted · Connect 2 + material change mid print

Hi all

 

just upgraded one of our ultimakers to a connect 2 +. 
Had quite a few teething issues with it since install 2 weeks ago but my latest issue is quite problematic. 

I’m unable to change material mid print as I was on my previous printer. 
I’ve contacted my reseller who has confirmed this is not an option on this model which seems a crazy decision. 

Some of my prints run over a couple of days and it’s difficult to judge how much material is left on the roll. 
not to mention the material wastage from discarding partial rolls. 
 

Anybody have an insight on whether this feature is likely to be added in a firmware update?

Failing that does anyone have a workaround?

 

thanks

 

James

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    Posted · Connect 2 + material change mid print

    Thanks IRobertI

     

    I think that will be my only option, only issue is I believe that the nozzle temperature begins to drop as soon as you pause the print. 
    Will have to be a pretty speedy change over!

     

    fingers crossed that this feature can be added via a firmware update in the future. 
    Seems crazy that this feature wasn’t dropped on this model. 

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    Posted (edited) · Connect 2 + material change mid print

    Hi all, 

     

    I am facing the same problem with my UM2+connect. I try to use Filamentchange plugin and Pauseatheight plugin, but it seams that the g-code M600 or M0 don't work. The printer ignores the code and continues till the end.
    Is there a way to custom these plugins so as they work on UM2+connect ? I need to print a piece with 2 colors.
    Regards 

    Edited by Cyril_C
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