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I use Cura for my UM 2 and 3 and recently purchased a Sovol SV04 for large format dual extruder printing.  There is a Cura configured for this machine but is Cura 3.1.  I have copied the machine definition and extruder files to Cura but they are not recognized by Cura.  They work in Cura 4.4.  I notice that the file directory has different paths for resources in 5.1  How do I handle that?

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    @eyeballs The files still go into the "definitions" and "extruders" folders.  Those folders are now down a level from where they were.  On my Windows computer the folders are:

    C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.1\share\cura\resources\definitions

    C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.1\share\cura\resources\extruders

     

    @Baman Cura does not directly support IDEX printers.  I was playing with a Raise3D IDEX printer and found that there were Gcode commands that tell the printer what mode to print in.  If there is a setting on the Sovol printer itself that would tell it what mode to print in then there shouldn't be a problem.

     

    For Raise3D the command is M605.  So a user would install 3 instances of the printer in Cura and name them something like "Xxxxx Normal", "Xxxxx Duplicate", "Xxxxx Mirror".)

    The StartUp Gcode of the Normal Raise3D printer would be just normal startup.  The StartUp Gcode of the "Duplicate" printer would contain M605 S1.  The StartUp Gcode of the "Mirror" printer would contain M605 S2.

    There may be something similar that can be done with the Sovol.

     

    You would select the printer per the mode you want.  You would need to pay close attention to the model placement on the Cura build plate since Cura will not check it for you.  If the model was in the middle and you asked for "Duplicate" or "Mirror" it would cause problems once the gcode got to the printer because the two heads would be fighting over the same point in space.

     

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