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Posted · Cura Support for Creality CR200B

I use both Ultimaker and Creality printers at my workplace, and have an Ender V2 for home use but I recently bought a CR200B for home use as well. Will a future update of Cura include this printer? It has a 200x200x200 build volume. Is there a way for me to make a custom printer within Cura to accommodate for this in the meantime?

 

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Frank

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    Posted · Cura Support for Creality CR200B
    5 hours ago, FRabe said:

    Will a future update of Cura include this printer?

    Only if someone submits a profile for it. Ultimaker does not create third party printer profiles, but will accept "pull requests" from community members or printer manufacturers who have written a working printer profile for their printer(s).

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    Posted · Cura Support for Creality CR200B
    5 hours ago, FRabe said:

    Is there a way for me to make a custom printer within Cura to accommodate for this in the meantime?

    You could use the "Custom FFF Printer" option.

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    Posted · Cura Support for Creality CR200B

    As AHoeben says you can add a Custom FFF printer.  An option would be to add a different Creality printer and change the build size in the Machine Settings.

    Creality printers use their own firmware that is a version of Marlin.  Most other settings (accel, jerk, max feedrates, etc) are common throughout their line of printers.  If the 200B has auto bed leveling it would need to be accounted for in the StartUp G-Code.

    If you were to add an Ender 3 and rename it, and then change the build size to 200x200x200 you should have a workable starting place.  You can always add a Custom FFF as an option.

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    Posted · Cura Support for Creality CR200B
    1 hour ago, GregValiant said:

    add an Ender 3 and rename it, and then change the build size to 200x200x200

    Doesn't the Ender 3 have "unprintable areas" to compensate for the bed clips? The unprintable areas don't scale when you edit the buildplate dimensions, so they would end up somewhere in the "middle" of the buildplate if you increase the buildvolume. From my memory, it would be better to use the Ender 3 Pro instead, because it does not have the same unprintable areas.

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    Posted · Cura Support for Creality CR200B
    3 hours ago, GregValiant said:

    If you were to add an Ender 3 and rename it, and then change the build size to 200x200x200 you should have a workable starting place.

    This is what I ended up going with after a bit more searching

     

    1 hour ago, ahoeben said:

    Doesn't the Ender 3 have "unprintable areas" to compensate for the bed clips?

    Yes, but the CR200B has some overlap and I don't mind losing 10mm per side for the time being.

     

    I believe that the Ender3 renamed and new dimensions seems to be the route most people go. Seems like a fine trade off for the time being.

     

    Thanks to all that responded. I wonder if anyone is working on the CR200B profile somewhere. Might be a project for myself.

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    Posted · Cura Support for Creality CR200B

    I forgot about the clip area for the glass.  The Ender 3 Pro is the same definition but does not have the clip area.  Come to think of it...I don't think it matters since the clip area is hard coded into the definition and those areas are outside your 200 x 200 build plate.

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