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Posted · Pulse XE on Cura

I am trying to get my Pulse XE to work with Cura. It prints and communicates with Cura but the problem is it wants to print above the bed. When I go to the monitor and type the G-Code G1 Z0 it sends the nozzle tip to Z0 which is about 2.1mm above the print bed (this is normal because Z0 is the same in the Matterhackers slicer). I tried dowloading the Z-Offset plugin but it wont allow me to set the offset to the value of -2.1mm. I tried changing the Start G-code and everything works fine until the nozzle moves to the center to start printing and the nozzle moves back to 2.1mm above the bed. I tried sending the command M851 Z-2.1; M500, that didn't work so I tried putting it into the start G-code and that didn't work either. I sliced a file and looked at the G-code and after the start G-code it moves to Z0.3 on the G0 command. I decided to just move the model down -2.1mm below the print bed and sliced it, same Z movement on the first G0 command. I thought maybe if I added an auto bed leveling command it would save the probe offset but it wont even run a G28, and when I tried a G30 the probe didn't deploy and it just ran it down through the build plate. I'm at a loss as to how to fix this problem, I even tried to trick the slicer into thinking my Z build volume was bigger than it is (210mm is normal, i set it to 220mm) even that didn't work. If anyone knows how I can fix this z-offset problem please let me know. I want to use Cura so bad with this printer.

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    Posted (edited) · Pulse XE on Cura

    There is another thread HERE that has some information.  

    From the Matter Hacker site:

    "Currently, the Pulse is only supported with the use of our MatterControl software, since other slicers do not apply any leveling data to exported gcode. While it is possible to setup the Marlin UBL firmware leveling on this machine for use with alternate slicers, we do not have a guide for this process, nor is it officially supported. I hope this helps!"

     

    There is a How-To article HERE.  I have no idea if it is relevant or if it works.

     

    Edited by GregValiant
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