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Posted · Cura on Raise3D E2?

I just purchased a Raise3D E2 printer. I want to use Cura not IdeaMaker.  When will there be a profile for this printer added to Cura?  

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    Posted · Cura on Raise3D E2?

    The printer profiles are provided by the printer manufacturers and submitted to Ultimaker for inclusion in Cura.  The E2 is an IDEX printer and it's quite possible that you MUST use IdeaMaker.  Is there a Reddit group for your printer?  There or the Raise3D support forum might be better places to find out if Cura is an option.

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    Posted · Cura on Raise3D E2?

    I use IdeaMaker sometimes for my Ender 3 Pro.  I loaded a Raise3D E2 and did a couple slices just to see what differences there are.

    When using an E2 as a regular dual extruder machine Cura MIGHT work.  It may be worth setting up a Custom FFF printer in Cura and giving it an experimental try.

     

    There are a total of 3 modes available for your E2.  Along with the normal dual extruder mode there is also Duplicate and Mirror.  If you were to install the printer 3 times in Cura as something like "E2 Dual", "E2 Duplicate", and "E2 Mirror" you may be able to get by with different Start-Up Gcodes for each printer.

    The Start-Up Gcode for "E2 Dual" would be a normal start gcode.

    The Start-Up Gcode for "E2 Duplicate" would include an "M605 S1" line and then the normal start gcode and the Start-Up Gcode for the "E2 Mirror" printer would include an "M605 S2" line and then the normal start gcode.  It is those M605 lines that tell the printer whether to (S1)duplicate or (S2)mirror.  The Gcode moves are always the same and unlike some IDEX printers, there are no U and V axes to deal with.

     

    It's going to take some time and experimenting by you, but you might get Cura to work for your printer.  Raise3D seems to have separated the IDEX functions from the Gcode of a part.

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