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Creatbot F160 Printer - Can I use in Cura - false advertising?


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Posted · Creatbot F160 Printer - Can I use in Cura - false advertising?

Hi guys,

 

I just purchased a Creatbot F160 Peek edition.

 

It clearly states under "software bundle": that its compatible with software such as Cura.

https://www.creatbot.com/en/creatbot-f160.html

 

Yet when I install Cura, its not listed as a brand of printer.. am I missing something?

 

Do I have to make a custom profile to make it work? If so....I think thats a bit misleading. 

 

The Creatbot slicer software is hopeless! and missing alot of of basic options (yes I am on advanced mode). Cant even remove individual supports or choose infill patterns etc.

 

Please help! I paid good money for an upgrade and at this stage its a downgrade!

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    Posted · Creatbot F160 Printer - Can I use in Cura - false advertising?

    You can create a printer in Cura by using the generic FFF printer definition (under non-networked printers / Custom) and going into the Machine Settings and changing things like:  The name, the build plate size, the Firmware Flavor, StartUp Gcode, Filament diameter, etc.

    One issue that I recall has come up is the Maximum Temperature.  It is defined as 365° in the fdmprinter.def.json file and imposes that limit on the temperature setting in Cura.  You could alter that file or create a definition file of your own that overrides the Maximum setting to match your printers Max Temperature.

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    Posted · Creatbot F160 Printer - Can I use in Cura - false advertising?
    4 hours ago, rodney007 said:

    I think thats a bit misleading. 

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    I paid good money for an upgrade and at this stage its a downgrade!

     

    Can I ask you why you're coming here to complain? You did not pay Ultimaker for your upgrade, did you? Do you feel that Ultimaker misled you?

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    Posted · Creatbot F160 Printer - Can I use in Cura - false advertising?
    13 hours ago, ahoeben said:

     

    Can I ask you why you're coming here to complain? You did not pay Ultimaker for your upgrade, did you? Do you feel that Ultimaker misled you?

    No, my issue is with Creatbot not Ultimaker... 

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    Posted · Creatbot F160 Printer - Can I use in Cura - false advertising?
    16 hours ago, GregValiant said:

    You can create a printer in Cura by using the generic FFF printer definition (under non-networked printers / Custom) and going into the Machine Settings and changing things like:  The name, the build plate size, the Firmware Flavor, StartUp Gcode, Filament diameter, etc.

    One issue that I recall has come up is the Maximum Temperature.  It is defined as 365° in the fdmprinter.def.json file and imposes that limit on the temperature setting in Cura.  You could alter that file or create a definition file of your own that overrides the Maximum setting to match your printers Max Temperature.

    Thanks, however why do you think they have not already got one made ? 

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    Posted · Creatbot F160 Printer - Can I use in Cura - false advertising?

    The individual printer manufacturers write (or pay someone to write) the printer definition files.  They are submitted to Ultimaker for inclusion in Cura.

    Ultimaker is gracious enough to include other manufacturers definitions with Cura but can hardly be expected to buy other printers for development work.

    "Open Source" does not equate to "Non-profit" so (as an outsider here) I think you need to ask Creatbot how they define "Compatible with" which appears in their ad regarding your printer.

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    Posted · Creatbot F160 Printer - Can I use in Cura - false advertising?

    Has anybody made a profile for the Creatbot F160 ?!

     

    Looking to use the printer with Cura as well, and unfortunately not a lot of info out there.  

     

    Thanks!

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