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Posted · Unable to add brim in Cura?

I am relatively new to 3DP but have had some success.  I've seen many of the self-help videos and read through the forums.   Recently I replaced a fan, and then started to encounter a problem with adhesion (yes, don't see the connection either).  Naturally I assumed it was the printer, so I spent hours re-leveling, looking at glue sticks, etc.  Then it dawned on me that perhaps it wasn't me or the printer, but the file I downloaded?  During the print it always seemed to fail right at a small circular unconnected high feature.   So I thought perhaps I could add a brim that might increase my odds of success.   However, I uploaded the file to Cura and now it states "Print setup disabled. G-code file can not be modified".   So what to do?

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    Posted · Unable to add brim in Cura?

    Cura takes 3d model files such as STL and outputs gcode.  You can't take gcode as an input.  Cura will take gcode as an input but only to DISPLAY it.  You need the original model.  Almoast always an STL file.

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    Posted · Unable to add brim in Cura?


    GREAT QUESTION.  Users can now do this!  Up until a month or so ago only moderators could to it.  It's two steps.  First just under the topic click the "+" to "add tag".  It's possibly you can only do that on your own topic (where you are first poster).  I don't know.  Click that and click "add tag" and choose SOLVED.  Sometimes it's not available - it's possible you have to also mark it as a question first - I don't know.  Or maybe parts of the forum don't allow marking it as solved.


    PART2 - while still in that dialog there is an option just below - a light blue button that says "item prefix".  Push that button and choose SOLVED again.  This adds the green tag to the topic which is visible much more easily on various screens on the forum.


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