I should clarify that I am creating my own profiles regardless, I am not using the standard Ultimaker Profiles. That said others in my organization are also using the profiles that I develop and as such it would be nice if the material selected in Cura could match the profile. For example, we print a lot with PTEG but the Generic PETG profile in Cura is disabled for the UM2+ so we pick CPE instead and use a custom profile named "PETG-0.4mm Nozzle-0.2mm Layers". It's less about using the specific material profiles and more about the user being able to pick the correct material in Cura for the custom profile I have created. Does that make sense?
All the materials "unlock" if I create a "Custom FFF printer" but then I loose the ability to pick nozzle size from a dropdown list.Edited by SBruinsEPTAM
I don't think it is that the profiles are blocked - I think they just don't exist. No one created the profiles. Each combination of nozzle, printer, filament is a different profile. There are hundreds of profiles for UM printers alone. No one created any for carbon fiber materials for UM2 as it's a lot of work to create, maintain, and test these everytime a new version of cura comes out. Immense. Amount. Of work.
Anyway I find that the basic set of profiles are typically better than the custom material ones anyway. So if you are printing say "XSTRAND GF30 PA-6" know that pa6 is just nylon (PA12 is also nylon but less common) and GF30 means 30% glass fibers. So just choose any Nylon profile. Change the line width to match your nozzle. And you are good to go. If it's a PETG with CF you can just choose a generic PETG profile (or even a CPE profile - these profiles have less customization than you would think).
Often you will get better results this way than trying to choose the "official" profile.
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