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Posted · Material Settings vs Profile Settings

I'm sure this has been asked before but I cant seem to find a straight answer. I'm new to printing and Cura so I figured I'd just ask the forum.


I'm using Cura 4.8 and I have made a custom profile for myself, as well as custom materials profiles (PLA and PETG). My issue is when I switch from one material to the other, the temp and retraction settings don't update in the profile. I found out that this is because the profile settings override the material settings if you change them. But is there any way to keep the settings in my profile I want modified, and then just have the temp and retraction settings switch between materials?


Thanks in advance for the help!

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    Posted · Material Settings vs Profile Settings

    Yes if your Profil contains these informations then it's overwrite the default value. In order to supress these informations from your saved profil reset (Using the arrow) the values before to save the profil.




    You can use the Profil Analyser  to realy analyse your settings and understand how data are managed by Cura.




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    Posted (edited) · Material Settings vs Profile Settings

    That did it! Thank you very much for the help! Can't believe I missed that little arrow -_-


    Edit: So now the temperatures will change accordingly but I cant change the retraction because the retraction setting doesn't have an arrow...


    Edit #2: Ok so I stumbled into this article: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues/4041 which solved my problem. I had to go into the configuration folder and delete the lines for retraction speed and distance to have them "unlock". Maybe they should just add an arrow to undo the setting instead.

    Edited by Snoman298
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