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Hello all, I have a Fusion F400 3D printer and I've heard that I can add the printer to Cura. I was wondering if someone can guide me on how I can create a new profile for Cura for that particular 3D printer or if Ultimaker can create a profile for Fusion printers. The printer is discontinued in the Fusion management so I don't know what to do. 


Thank you!

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    Posted (edited) · 3D printer Not listed in Cura List

    A printer definition file has a list of settings to initialize Cura so when it's time to create a gcode file it will be suitable for your printer.  There is a manual HERE for your printer and although the instructions are for Simplify3D, the settings are mostly there.  Build plate size, the gcode flavor, and if you look through farther than I did you may find others.

    So I would install a "Non-Network" "Custom FFF" printer and then name it whatever you like.  After installing it go to Manage Printers and then Machine Settings and enter the numbers you find in that manual.

    What you may not find there is the StartUp and Ending gcodes.  Those are important as they set the printer up, heat the hot end, bed, auto-homes the printer, and so forth. The Ending Gcode shuts off the hot end, bed, and the heated build volume (it looks like you have one).

    If you can find a sample gcode file that was created specifically for your printer the StartUp and Ending Gcodes should be in it.  If you have an AutoBedLeveling system your startup gcode will be different that a printer that doesn't have an ABL.  Same for a heated build volume.


    The sample files for my Ender were actually created in S3D but it would have been close enough to figure things out (although the Ender series is covered by definitions that are included with Cura).

    Get started and if you run into a show stopper check back in here.


    Here is the Add Printer dialog box.  It is where you will start.


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