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Posted · Flow per material type?

So i finally got around to calibrating my extruder after primarily getting to know it (only have it 4 months now). using a flowrate of 100% my CR-10 max was pushing out line widths of 0.52-0.55 with a nozzle diameter of 0.4. After doing flow tests on mutiple pla filaments i have i found out a flow of 85-86% results in walls of 0.4 (to max 0.42). Now i tried to set flowrate per material but that doesn't seem possible initially. Figured i'd go look for a plugin. Found "material settings" and while that DOES let you configure it in material profiles. It's not used in cura itself.

 

The plugin specifically states

 

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This plugin does not change the fact that a setting value specified in the "sidebar" settings, or in a quality profile, always overrides the value set for a material

 

What's the point then of the plugin if the value set per material isn't respected in cura for slicing?

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    Posted (edited) · Flow per material type?

    hmm, didn't get a notification email. Odd. Anyway, mine is a cr-10 max so only 1 extruder (no MMU upgrades)

     

    If it is being respected, then why does the sidebar flow still sais 100%, unless i manually change it to 85? Or am i misinterpreting. Which one is correct?

    • i specify a flow of 85 in material settings, leave cura at 100 (default) => should result in 85% flow (desired)
    • i specify a flow of 85 in material settings, leave cura at 100 (default) => results in 100% flow
    • i specify a flow of 85 in material settings, leave cura at 100 (default) EXCEP¨T i change "initial layer flow to 105%" for example => results in a 105% flow for layer 1 (or the number of "slow" layers?), after that changes to the flow in material settings (in this case 85%)
    • does changing quality profile override user material flow?
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    Posted · Flow per material type?

    i did but you didn't answer the other points. If i specify 85% flow in material profile, and the quality profile i initially created (i have custom ones based on the defaults) states 100%. Which one is going to be used. The 85% one or the 100% that's "default" for that quality profile.

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    Posted · Flow per material type?
    On 4/16/2021 at 5:19 PM, Ch3vr0n said:

    i did but you didn't answer the other points. If i specify 85% flow in material profile, and the quality profile i initially created (i have custom ones based on the defaults) states 100%. Which one is going to be used. The 85% one or the 100% that's "default" for that quality profile.

    If a quality profile defines a setting it will always override the material.

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