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Posted · Documentation of Material Configurations

Currently, the only printer capable of showing Material Configurations UI is the Ultimaker S5, having a documentation would allow developers, as me, to implement it for any other printer. Does anybody knows if there is a documentation of this?

 

What is the object returned when the S5 is added from the cloud enabling the material configurations?

E.j.:
{printer : {id, model}
materials : [{id}, {id}]}

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    Posted · Documentation of Material Configurations

    These configurations require the printer somehow communicating with Cura what material and nozzle size is currently configured on the printer. The Ultimaker 3, S5, S3 and 2+ Connect all communicate with Cura through a bespoke protocol, either via the Ultimaker Cloud or locally (AFAIK, the latter is not available with the 2+ Connect; that printer only supports the cloud connection). The Cura-part of that bespoke communication can be found here: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/tree/main/plugins/UM3NetworkPrinting

     

    You are going to have to write (or extend) a plugin that communicates with the printer. That plugin will have a subclass of the PrinterOutputDevice, and that subclass needs to implement a uniqueConfigurations property which returns a list of PrinterConfigurationModel instances.

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