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Posted · Ultimaker gcode format for 2d Pen Plotting

Hello UM_Community,

I am trying to experiment with my 3d printer to make 2d drawings by adding a pen to the print head.

I generated a simple Hello World Code from Inkscape with the J Tech Plugin used for Laser cutting, which is not able to be printed on my UM3. It says Print time 0:00 and doesn't start.

Probably there needs to be a definition in the beginning of the code defining certain values. I attached the Hello World File.

Does someone know how to edit the code and definition so that the printer is able to read the printjob?

 

Also, to give a bit more context to what the idea should be, I add this video:

 

Best regards!

Hello World.gcode

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    Posted · Ultimaker gcode format for 2d Pen Plotting

    Just take the comment section at the head of any UM3 print job and paste it at the top of your gcode file.

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    Posted · Ultimaker gcode format for 2d Pen Plotting

     

    It looks like all the gcodes in your file are supported - or enough that it should work.  Here you can find a list of UM3 supported gcodes:

     

     

     

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    Posted (edited) · Ultimaker gcode format for 2d Pen Plotting

    Thanks for your reply and your help! I figured it out.

    So it needed to be a Griffin gcode definition and previously I pasted Marlin standard definitions in it, I think thats why it was not working...

    Here is the Code for anyone trying it out

     

     

    Hello World 2.gcode

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    Posted · Ultimaker gcode format for 2d Pen Plotting

    Yes that's the thing as with UM 3 there came this new need for a Header and Footer being necessary in the gcode... Described in the Link above from gr5

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