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Posted · Cura question?

Daid, I've been using your Cura with the Marlin Build firmware now for quite some time. It is doing beautifully. I've printed out more than 30 modular pieces now and they were all right on..! so knowing the printer is doing good I thought I'd try your firmware that comes with Cura to even more improve the build. I've tried to load it now several times but keep hitting a snag. When I get to the "Make sure the head is in the center of the machine and the bed is lower etc....." the Dos Window shows 'connect x, y z' about 5 times a second and rolls up the machine faster than I can read it....so I'm stuck there and finally cancel out of it...Any ideas why that happens?? :roll: below is a pic of just one of the many modular construction Im doing...everything fits perfect..!! really enjoying this.... :D thanks for any inforamtion

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    Posted · Cura question?

    Well, the machine test, and any other tests which want to connect to the machine after that, try to use auto detection of the serial port. However, the Beta4 can bug up if you have sertain types of other devices or bluetooth devices connected to your computer. (new version will be smarter in this aspect)

    Try setting the proper serial port in the preferences (this removes the auto detect)

    Also, the error in the console window would be of interest to me, you can "pause" the window by pressing [ctrl]+[c] while the console window has focus.

    Print looks awesome btw =)

    Oh, and the firmware that comes with Cura is just Marlin RC1. I don't think it will improve much over your current Marlin version, unless you use the old marlin from RepG.

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    Posted · Cura question?
    Well, the machine test, and any other tests which want to connect to the machine after that, try to use auto detection of the serial port. However, the Beta4 can bug up if you have sertain types of other devices or bluetooth devices connected to your computer. (new version will be smarter in this aspect).

    Nothing else connected to the computer.... ;)

     

    Try setting the proper serial port in the preferences (this removes the auto detect)

    Also, the error in the console window would be of interest to me, you can "pause" the window by pressing [ctrl]+[c] while the console window has focus..

    I did set the COM & Baud in the Preferences....here's where I get a little lost... :? the 'console window' your talking about is the Wizard or the Dos window?? The Wizard shows no errors at all...it's the DOS window that goes crazy..if you'd like to see that your gonna have to tell me how to capture it....

     

    Print looks awesome btw =).
    Thanks much..!! comming from a Pro I appreciate that... :O

     

    Oh, and the firmware that comes with Cura is just Marlin RC1. I don't think it will improve much over your current Marlin version, unless you use the old marlin from RepG.

    If that's the case Im gonna leave it like it is then...it's printing too good to mess with..... :D thanks again.....

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    Posted · Cura question?

    Hihi, I'm no "pro". I had never seen a 3D printer 6 months ago.

    The "dos window" is what I call the console window ;-) you can capture the text by pressing the right mouse button on the title bar, select "mark" then select the whole window, press the right mouse button on it, and select "copy".

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    Hihi, I'm no "pro". I had never seen a 3D printer 6 months ago.

    wow excellent...! :O

    Well I give up...Im not up on this software thing so going too leave it like it is.......got past the xyz check but now it won't read the temp sensor.....skiped the load firmware keeping the Marlin Build and still won't read the temp....load it up in Printrun and the temp is fine, monitors fine, everything working...so gonna quit while iam ahead.... :lol: thanks for trying to help..!

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