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Posted · Print core mismatch warning

When I'm loading material in my S5 the screen will show a little warning icon next to materials that I shouldn't load with the current print core.  That's great, but it only works if the printer actually has a profile for the material you're loading.


I've got some glow in the dark PLA which works great with "generic PLA" settings, but the maker (MatterHackers) says it's abrasive and I should only use it with a CC print core. The problem is it's easy to forget when switching materials to switch the print core too.


What I want to do is create a profile for this material that'll warn me if I try to load it with the wrong print core installed, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do it. 


Any suggestions?

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Posted · Print core mismatch warning

I figured out how to do this.


  1. In Cura, create the entry for your new material. (I just cloned generic PLA and changed the name, brand, color, etc)
  2. Export the new material
  3. Open the exported material in a text editor
  4. Find the <machine> sections and then find the block for your machine.
  5. Inside  each <machine> section there are are <hotend> subsections.
    1. Each of these will have a line like "<setting key="hardware compatible">yes</setting>"
    2. For each hot end set the value to "yes" or "no" depending on if that type of print core is compatible with this material and save the file.
  6. In Cura, REMOVE the material you created.
  7. Now IMPORT the material from the modified file.
  8. Sync materials to your printer as normal.

Now, if you select your new material on the touch screen but don't have a compatible print core loaded the screen will warn you.

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