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Posted · Extruder change at specific layer

Hi all,

we have Ultimaker S5, meaning dual extrusion printer. Is there a possibility in Cura to stop the print at specific layer, change the extruder and continue with the other nozzle?


What I found was how to pause the print/make changes within one extruder (Extensions > Post processing > Modify G-code). I just wasn't able to find if I can easily jump from one extruder to the other at spacifil layer number or I have to make more models and merge them.


Thank you for your advices!



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    Posted · Extruder change at specific layer
    21 minutes ago, zuzanah said:

    ...or I have to make more models and merge them.


    kind of...

    You can add a "Cutting mesh", move it to the desired height and simply choose a different extruder (instead of other settings).


    like described here:





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    Posted · Extruder change at specific layer

    Thanks, it works this way! I was just wondering if there some easy way to say "please print first three layers with extruder one and then the rest with extruder two". But this is also not that complicated.


    Thanks again.

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