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Posted (edited) · Settings: Dual Extrusion (Sort of solved)

I just learned that Tinkercad does not export two parts as two seperate bodies. This is why Cura sees it is one part and not two.





I added a second extruder about two years ago and had the printing setup in Cura. But I used the second extruder more than a year ago, upgrader to newer versions and also installed a bigger hard drive.

Long story short, I don't have my Cura settings for dual extrusion printing. I googled to see if I can find some YT video but nothing that helps me from scratch.

I did install a custom printer and added a second extruder and managed to find my old G-code for this.

What I cannot seem to get right is the profile settings in Cura. I opened an old 2-part test print I still have but now cannot remember how to assign a specific part to a specific extruder and so on.


Can anyone here please point me to a video-tutorial explaining this?


Attached is a screenshot as designed with Tinkercad as well as a screenshot of the preview in Cura. I know this cannot be correct because I don't see the text in the block.




2-part preview#1.jpg

2-part preview#2.jpg

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    Posted · Settings: Dual Extrusion (Sort of solved)

    Hey @deonholt,


    You can export selected shapes from TinkerCad!

    You can also use a cutting mesh if you just want to color a part of the object. 
    You can read more about that here.

    I personally like this video explaining Cura for beginners.
    But I also have this .gif that shows how you can prepare a file for dual extrusion. 

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