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Posted · Processes in CURA

It would be nice if we could have Processes like in Simply3D where I could divide up a model between certain layers. To better change settings. I want to add extra cooling for my top layers but there is no really easy way to perform this task. Other than to just Ramp up the Fan speed. But I want to have the fan speed set to 10% and then for the top layers set the fan speed to something like 50%. But just for the top layers. Also it would be nice to do things like slow down the print speed at X layer height, etc. Maybe I can add a Marlin Gcode line to do this in the mean time. But not the best option.

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    Posted · Processes in CURA

    The Search and Replace post processor (Extensions / Post Processing / Modify Gcode then "Add a Script") has some good options that can help.  It accepts multi-line replacements so you can do something like this:

    Search = ;LAYER:200\n

    Replace = ;LAYER:200\nM106 S127\n

    Use regular expressions = Checked

    (The "backslash+n" is a newline character and they are required as shown.)


    You could lower the fan speed (if needed) by adding another Search and Replace.

    Search = ;LAYER:204\n

    Replace = ;LAYER:204\nM106 S26\n

    Use regular expressions = Checked

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