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Posted (edited) · export profiles to csv

I just found the plugin of exporting profiles to CSV by @5axes. Great! It makes it possible to manage Cura profiles in Excel. Hope the team would make it official functionality. Thank you!

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    Posted · export profiles to csv

    Yes, I was thinking about exporting the files from my user fodler manually to Excel to get an overview of the mess I have greated.

    As many others I struggle with the philosophy on how Cura manages profiles and priorizes setting values.

    The files in my user folder are usually quite empty, althoug I have many settings visible and altered in the sidebar and also saved to a custom profile as well. No matter how I reset these values or what standard profile I select, the materal settings mostly will not be taken over when changing to a different material. This is even more a pitty, as there also is a new plug in to manage the visible settings in the material configuration, which really would help to quickly change a job e.g. from PLA to TPU without cross-checking every value with some paper notes.

    I was thinking of a spread sheet with different columns for default values, profile values and different material values, so it would become obvious at what level of the hierarchy a value could be found and taken over by Cura.

    the big question is, where to find all the files containing all the altered values and how to import everything back to Cura?!

     

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    Posted · export profiles to csv

    To see which values are "altered", up by the profile itself e.g. "normal .15", click on the star.  Or the drop down arrow next to the star and choose "manage profiles".  This gives you a box with at least 2 tabs (global settings, extruder 1).  Click on those tabs and look for values that are italic or where there is a value in the "current" column different from the value in the "profile" column.  If there is a value there and it is different from default, then this is one of the values you changed.

     

    You can load any old profile and then do the same thing - see the "altered" values.

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    Posted · export profiles to csv
    14 hours ago, Pizzastreichler said:

    Yes, I was thinking about exporting the files from my user fodler manually to Excel to get an overview of the mess I have greated.

    As many others I struggle with the philosophy on how Cura manages profiles and priorizes setting values.

    The files in my user folder are usually quite empty, althoug I have many settings visible and altered in the sidebar and also saved to a custom profile as well. No matter how I reset these values or what standard profile I select, the materal settings mostly will not be taken over when changing to a different material. This is even more a pitty, as there also is a new plug in to manage the visible settings in the material configuration, which really would help to quickly change a job e.g. from PLA to TPU without cross-checking every value with some paper notes.

    I was thinking of a spread sheet with different columns for default values, profile values and different material values, so it would become obvious at what level of the hierarchy a value could be found and taken over by Cura.

    the big question is, where to find all the files containing all the altered values and how to import everything back to Cura?!

     

     

    It looks like what the Plugin: Profile Analyzer does  ProfilAnalyser

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    Posted · export profiles to csv

    Thank you for the replys.

     

    In fact the CSV-Export/Import-Tool is quite ok to exchange the altered settings - I hope this is what I'm supposed to see in the exports, but the amount of information you get with the ProfileAnalyzer is hugh compared to that.

     

    I meanwhile managed to ...

    1.) chose the right visible settings I want to see in the sidebar

    2.) select the settings I want to see and being controled from the material settings menu (using the plugin from FieldofView), like temperatures, flow rate, initial print speeds and retractions values as a starting point for each new print

    3.) selecting a standard profile and modifying everything to my needs - except everything I want to have controlled by the material settings

    4.) saving/exporting the visibility settings, materials and custom quality profile for backup reasons.

     

    So far it seems to work and everything changes as I'd like to have it when switching the materials. All changes made to the profile in the sidebar are being done on the fly for each job and can be reset for the next one.

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