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Posted · Slicing for Multiple Printers

Is there a way to slice a file for at least two different printers at once, but it makes two different files? I have an Anycubic Kobra Max and a Prusa MK3S+, and want to import a file and slice it for both at the same time.

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    Posted · Slicing for Multiple Printers

    If they are both running Marlin firmware and both use the same filament size then that would be good.  Other than that I think the two main differences would be in the build plate size and possibly the StartUp Gcode.

    Place the model in a position so it will fit the printer with the smaller build plate, slice it and save the gcode.  You can copy the gcode file all you want.

    If all the printers run the same flavor of firmware it will work.

    If all the printers use the same size filament it will work.  If there is a mix of 2.85 and 1.75 machines and they are running Marlin then you can print by switching the Gcode flavor in Cura to "Marlin (volumetric)" and add "M200 S1" as the last line in the StartUp gcode and "M200 S0" as the first line in the Ending Gcode.  That will turn on Volumetric in the printer after any purge cycle and then turn Volumetric off at the end of the print.

     

    When printing in "Volumetric" the diameter of the filament is known by the printer and the printer calculates how much filament to push according to the diameter.

     

    You can bring a calibration cube into Cura and scale it to 1mm tall in the Z and slice it as a test print for your machines.

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