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Posted (edited) · Saving Project Problems

I'm working on refinement of settings for printing a R.C. Glider Model. Using Cura V. 3.6. When I save slice as a .mf file for future use and to have a file that saves settings and possibly want to adjust those settings the saved file contains only the STL information and not the settings that I had made for that file.


I watched a video where the presenter said the reason why is from clicking the save to file button in the lower right side of the screen and what is the correct thing to do is file save from the computers task bar and choose curaproject.mf file save. Thing is that at least my software doesn't offer that type of file save. There doesn't seem to be any consistent way or standard that this Cura seems to operate by. Sometimes there are options for file save type (never with a project.mf format though) and sometimes no choice for any of the other types of file save options. I have had clicking on the file save button in the bottom right screen corner save slicer settings sometimes and other times they're not saved.


I don't know if this has to do with a bug that came with installation of the add on Linear Advance. But it kinda seems like it. I have in the past had add ons cause problems with the software causing it to crash. I experimented with Linear Advance and while I would like to have those settings as an option my initial testing found they're usefulness unnecessary for my printer or model. I found extra prime amount worked as well or better.  


Should I uninstall my Cura and install fresh without any add ons or what? 

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Posted · Saving Project Problems

Hey @displaynamenotallowed,


In my experience are project files (.3mf) enough to do iterations. 
To save a project file go to File -> Save project. 

You save all these definitions


Cura 3.6 is quite a while ago, Nov 16, 2018

Maybe back than it was still called .3mf.curaproject. 
We had to remove the double extension since not all OSses accepted the doubleness . 

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    Posted (edited) · Saving Project Problems

    Yeah it seems like there's something else going on though. At times settings have been saved/will import with the file and other times not. I have seen various save types offered before but then other times I wasn't seeing any way to choose. It seems like my software installation is corrupted/buggy in some way that is causing intermittent saving issues. I'm going to uninstall and reinstall with no add ons and see what happens.

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