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Posted · General question about printer to cura

I cannot get Cura to recognize that I have a dual extrusion printer!

I have a Geeetech A30 and cannot seem to get cura to recognize extruder #2

Not sure what to do or where to go for help.

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    Posted · General question about printer to cura

    Cura doesn't recognise anything; you have to tell it things.

     

    Also realise that Ultimaker only makes the profiles for Ultimaker printers. All the other printer profiles for 3rd party printers are provided by third parties (sometimes 3d printer manufacturers, but commonly some community member).  Whoever wrote the definition of the Geeetech A30 for Cura defined it as having a maximum of 1 extruder.

     

    Modifying the definition is not entirely straightforward, so it is probably easiest to add a new printer to Cura and choosing the "Custom FFF Printer" option instead of Geeetech A30. Then you can choose the number of extruders (up to 8).

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    Posted · General question about printer to cura

    Thank you very much ahoeben as soon as it is done printing, I will give that a try.

    When i added this printer, it was listed, but must be listed with only one extruder.

    When adding it as FFF, is there anything else that i will need to know? (So I dont screw things up)

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