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Posted (edited) · Pause Cura printing, insert nut in model, resume printing

This is part of the bundled Ultimaker plugin called 'Post Processing'.


Go to Extensions, Post Processing, Modify G-Code;




Then Add a script;




Scroll down and choose 'Pause at height'


(** See post below from GregValiant which explains that really you should use 'Pause at layer'... **)




Then change the height setting in the settings column (the defaults for everything else work for me);










Edited by adyj1
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Posted · Pause Cura printing, insert nut in model, resume printing

@RogueWave - Be advised that pausing "By Height" can be fooled by Z-hops in the file (the Z bounces up and down and the plug-in will react to the first instance of the Z height that it comes across).  It will also not work with Adaptive Layers (because the Z might be some oddball number).

Pause At Height works fine if set to "By Layer".


(NOTE:  Some late model Creality printers don't have "M0" enabled in their firmware and will blow through the pause command.  The fix is to add G4 S180 in the "gcode after pause" box to "dwell" the code execution for 3 minutes.  The downside to that is you have to be standing there when the dwell occurs since it is on a timer (S parameter is in seconds) rather than waiting for a button click).

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