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Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

Thank you Tang for the awesome instructions!😁

 

👉in order to use Cura with the Flashforge Creator Pro 2👍

1: Select "Add a non-networked printer>Custom FFF Printer"

2: Enter x(width) 255.0mm, Y(Depth) 145.0mm, Z (Height) 150mm

3: Build plate shape: Rectangular

4: Checkbox: Origin at center, and heated bed

5: G-code Flavor: Griffin

6: Number of Extruders: 2

7: Start G-Code:

M118 X30.00 Y30.00 Z25.80 T0 T1

M140 S{material_bed_temperature_layer_0} ;start bed preheating

M104 T0 S{material_print_temperature_layer_0, 0}

M104 T1 S{material_print_temperature_layer_0, 1}

M107

G90

G28

M132 X Y Z A B

G1 Z50.000 F420

G161 X Y F3300

M7 T0

M6 T0

M6 T1

M651

8: End G-Code:

M104 S0 T0

M104 S0 T1

M140 S0 T0

G162 Z F1800

G28 X Y

M132 X Y A B

M652

G91

M18

9: Under Extruder 1:

Change Diameter to 1.75mm

10: Under Extruder 1:

Under Extruder Start G-Code:

M108 T0

11: Under Extruder 2:

Change Diameter to 1.75mm

12: Under Extruder 2:

Under Extruder Start G-Code:

M108 T1

🍻Happy Printing! 😄

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    I was able to fix the setup in Cura, but have another issue.

    My Flashforge Creator Por IDEX does not recognize the files converted to X3G files. They won't show?

    Any advice on this?

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    Thanks for this post. I was able to get Cura working for dual color printing and it is so much better than Flashprint. Does anyone know how to set it up for Duplicate or Mirror mode printing? Inspecting the start code from Flash print, it looks like M118 changes to add a D1, but I can't find much more info about it.  It would be nice to be able to print duplicate parts simultaneously.

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    Hello everybody! 

    I'm new in this forum and just start to print with my T-rex dual extruder from Bresser. This printer is the exact copy of creator pro. I try your settings in Cura. and add the gx plugin (t-rex only read .gx). File is well recognize by the printer but it tells me there is an error with the file without any explanation. Maybe there is something wrong with the settings?... see attached my printer settings in cura 5.2.1.

    Thanks for your help, very appreciate !

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    @Re-Brass

    I have the same Bresser T-Rex2, ie the Flashforge Creator Pro 2.
    But seems the firmware has been tweaked by Bresser as the Flashprint software will not connect via  the serial port.

    In the screenshot with your Start G-code you have:
    M132XYZAB

    which should be:
    M132 X Y Z A B

    At the End G-Code the
    G28 XY

    Should be:
    G28 X Y

    I would also go for the safer X (width) of 200mm

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2
    On 10/20/2022 at 5:00 PM, TSJ said:

    Thanks for this post. I was able to get Cura working for dual color printing and it is so much better than Flashprint. Does anyone know how to set it up for Duplicate or Mirror mode printing? Inspecting the start code from Flash print, it looks like M118 changes to add a D1, but I can't find much more info about it.  It would be nice to be able to print duplicate parts simultaneously.



    Can you share your details how to make the dual colour printing working?
    Are you using multiple printer profiles?

    I can print with either extruder, in single extruder mode, but when printing in dual colour the extruders try to "home" in the same corner and collide.

    How do you set it up such that the left extruder will "home"  in its left home position and the right extruder in the right home position?

     

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2
    7 hours ago, Bressy said:

    @Re-Brass

    I have the same Bresser T-Rex2, ie the Flashforge Creator Pro 2.
    But seems the firmware has been tweaked by Bresser as the Flashprint software will not connect via  the serial port.

    In the screenshot with your Start G-code you have:
    M132XYZAB

    which should be:
    M132 X Y Z A B

    At the End G-Code the
    G28 XY

    Should be:
    G28 X Y

    I would also go for the safer X (width) of 200mm

     

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    Many thanks Bressy!

    Did you set any nozzle offset for the extruder n°2? I have 0.0mm for now. And I don't know if my head printing parameters are correct...

    Thanks for your help, very appreciated!

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    Posted (edited) · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    @Re-Brass

    I have the same extruder settings as in your pictures, ie  offset X/Y = 0 for both extruders.

    We need to be careful that we are talking about the same machine
    I understand  the following:

     

    BRESSER T-REX WLAN = Flashforge Creator Pro
       Having a single head dual extruder and a Print Volume of 227*148*150mm

    BRESSER T-REX² = Flashforge Creator Pro 2
       Having 2 separate heads (IDEX), and a Print Volume of 200*148*150mm

    Mine is the
    BRESSER T-REX²






     

    Edited by Bressy
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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    I have a t-rex wlan dual but not idea. I tested a print with a -34mm offset for the 2nd extruder. It is working. But sometimes I get the same error (unable to print the content of the file) . When it's working, I see my print with its supports on the screen of the t-rex. When not working, I see the same print without supports. Is there a limitation regarding the settings I can put with Cura and the ones my printer is able to do?

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    I have a Flash Forge Creator Pro 2 (actually I have 4 of them).

    The settings at the top of this page cause the machine to properly home into the stops (back, right corner; bed max height). But then the print head travels x and y in the opposite direction until crashing. It's not making any Thanks.

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    I strongly suspect the problem is with the part "origin at center".  I don't think that should be checked.  Normally that is only checked for delta printers.  and the behavior matches.  Because cura will be sending out negative X and Y positions which would indeed make it crash in the front left corner.

     

    If that's not it then I would use flash forge slicer and look at the resulting gcode file and compare it to the start gcodes and look up each gcode that is different (I'd just look them all up).  You only have to look at the very beginning - the first 30 or so gcodes.

     

    I guess another question is "does it crash before or after this command":

    G1 Z50.000 F420

     

    The above moves the Z axis only and puts the Z position to 50 so the bed would be 50mm from the nozzle.  then the very next move should move all 3 axes at once to the front left bottom corner.

     

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    Hey.

     

    I've found tons of links about disabling the "power loss recovery" mode on marlin, but how'd I do it on griffin?

    M413 was the suggested gcode. 

    Thank you plenty

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    Posted · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    griffin is a version of Marlin and accepts almost all the same gcodes a few exceptions but "power loss recovery" sounds like a "new" feature (maybe 5 years ago?) in Marlin that I don't believe exists in any of the UM printers.

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    Posted (edited) · Tutorial on how to use Cura with FlashForge Creator Pro 2

    What file type does the creator pro 2 need? Do I check the box which says apply extruder offsets to G-code? And should it be origin at centre or not?

    Edited by jg17859
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