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Posted · printer not connected to computer or external printer

hello, could you tell me if it is possible to create a print file for a PLA printer which is not connected to the working computer; File that could be stored on a USB drive or memory card? thank you in advance for your suggestions Cordially

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    Posted · printer not connected to computer or external printer

    There must be some way for the printer to receive the gcode file.  What printer is it?  I have both an SD slot and a USB port on my Ender 3 Pro.  I use the SD card for printing.

    There is a system involving additional hardware called Octoprint on a Raspberry PI board.  Ultimakers I believe are networked.  So it likely depends on the hardware available to you.  A physical connection (like a USB cable) is not often required.

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