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Posted · Anycubic Mega S Machine settings for Cura

I just unboxed and assembled my new Anycubic Mega S 3D printer, and found Cura as the interface software. The first thing it asked me was to select a printer. However mine was not one of the choices. The following are the settings that I was able to glean from the manual... obviously incomplete. Can someone help me correctly complete this?

Machine settings:

    Printer Settings
    X (Width)    [210 mm]
    Y (Depth)    [210 mm]
    Z (Height)    [205 mm]

    Build plate shape    [Rectangular]
    [  ] Origin at center
    [x] Heated bed

    Gcode flavor    [Marlin]

    Printhead Settings
    X min    [20 mm]
    Y min    [10 mm]
    X max    [10 mm]
    Y max    [10 mm]

    Gantry height    [99999999999 mm]

    Number of Extruders    [1]


Start Gcode

G28 ;Home
G1 Z15.0 F6000 ;Move the platform down 15mm
;Prime the extruder
G92 E0
G1 F200 E3
G92 E0


End Gcode

M104 S0
M140 S0
;Retract the filament
G92 E1
G1 E-1 F300
G28 X0 Y0


Extruder 1
    Nozzle Settings
    Nozzle size            [0.4 mm]
    Compatible material diam...    [2.85 mm]    
    Nozzle offset X            [0 mm]
    Nozzle offset Y            [0 mm]


Extruder Start Gcode


Extruder End Gcode






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    Posted · Anycubic Mega S Machine settings for Cura

    These settings are used when you select "One at a Time".  They tell Cura how close together you can put parts on the build plate.  They describe the "gray" area around each model.  These dimensions are measured from the centerline of the nozzle.  When you look at your print head from the front you can see the edge of the fan shroud on the left.  That would be your "X min" and the X max would be the dimension from the nozzle to the edge of the fan shroud on the right.  The Y min is towards the front of the machine and the Y max is towards the back.  The gantry height is the dimension from the build surface to the bottom of the X beam that the print head travels on.  I have entered my Ender measurements here.  Notice that the X max and Y max are pretty large.  I have a 50mm blower for cooling and it's mounted on the right and curls around the back.

    Printhead Settings
        X min    [-26]
        Y min    [-32]
        X max    [32]
        Y max    [34]

        Gantry height    [25]


    Copy this to your start gcode.  It will print purge lines on the right side of the print area.  The heating commands will allow the bed and hot end to heat together.  A line that starts with a semi-colon is a comment and is ignored by the printer.  Words between curly brackets like {machine_depth} are keywords and Cura replaces them with the actual value when the gcode is created.


    ; AnyCubic Custom Start G-code

    M104 S{material_print_temperature_layer_0}

    M140 S{material_bed_temperature_layer_0}

    M109 S{material_print_temperature_layer_0}

    M190 S{material_bed_temperature_layer_0}

    G92 E0 ; Reset Extruder

    G28 ; Home all axes

    G1 Z2.0 F3000 ; Move Z Axis up little to prevent scratching of Heat Bed

    G1 X0.1 Y20 Z0.3 F5000.0 ; Move to start position

    G1 X0.1 Y200.0 Z0.3 F1500.0 E15 ; Draw the first line

    G1 X2.4 Y200.0 Z0.3 F5000.0 ; Move to side a little

    G1 X2.4 Y20 Z0.3 F1500.0 E30 ; Draw the second line

    G1 E28

    G92 E0 ; Reset Extruder

    G1 Z12.0 F3000 ; Move Z Axis up little to prevent scratching of Heat Bed

    G1 X5 Y20 Z12 F5000.0 ; Move over to prevent

    ;End of Start G-code



    And copy this and paste it into your end gcode.  After a print the head will lift and the table will come forward.



    ;Custom End G-Code

    G91 ;Relative positioning

    G1 E-2 F2700 ;Retract a bit

    G1 E-2 Z0.2 F2400 ;Retract and raise Z

    G1 X5 Y5 F3000 ;Wipe out

    G1 Z10 ;Raise Z more

    G90 ;Absolute positioning

    G1 X0 Y{machine_depth} ;Present print

    M106 S0 ;Turn-off fan

    M104 S0 ;Turn-off hotend

    M140 S0 ;Turn-off bed

    M220 S100 ;re-set feed rate

    M221 S100 ;re-set flow rate

    M84 X Y E ;Disable all steppers but Z

    ;All done


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    Posted (edited) · Anycubic Mega S Machine settings for Cura

    I have the ANYCUBIC MEGA S also, which I just purchased. I was struggling with the same issue, as the i3 and Zero are listed on the dropdown on Cura's installation menu, but not the "S." After doing a bunch of fiddling around and research, I learned that the "i3" option will work flawlessly. The settings for the i3 and S are identical. This may save some people a great deal of time and headache, knowing this.


    Also, know that there is a "Cura" file on the SD card that shipped with your MEGA S, that was supplied by ANYCUBIC. The manufacturer recommends Cura as a slicing software. Just another tip.

    Edited by mmusgrove
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