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Posted · Loading Custom Material Profiles onto S3

I'm trying to make a custom material profile for BASF BOVH support material.


I duplicate the Generic PVA material profile in Cura, then edit the information to look like this:




Then I edit the print settings to look like this:




Note that I leave the material set as PVA, since otherwise Cura will complain that there are no matching profiles (for Draft, Normal, Fine, etc).


I also hit the Unlink button (not shown above) to unlink this from the Generic PVA profile.  This generates a new GUID for the material (and I've checked the material file to verify that a new GUID is present).



However, I cannot get this profile to Sync on my UltiMaker S3 printer.


Cloud Sync doesn't transfer it.


USB Sync shows the following message on the printer screen:


"No new material profiles found."


This is after going to Settings -> Maintenance -> Import Material Profiles on the printer.


I've tried two different version of Cura (4.13 and 5.2.2).  Same result.


I've tried a Factory Reset on the printer itself.


I've tried completely clearing my Cura settings and starting over in both 4.13 and 5.2.2


I'm also able to connect to the printer API (like this: ) and see the full list of materials as XML. And the new material isn't listed there.



HOWEVER:  I am able to sync Marketplace materials (like AquaSys 120) via Cloud and USB.  With USB Sync for a Marketplace material, it says "Found and installed 1 new material profile(s)."



The Custom material file is attached.

The material file itself is attached.


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    Posted · Loading Custom Material Profiles onto S3

    Also, in the ".umm" export archive saved to USB, I can verify that my custom ".fdm_material" file is present.  So it is getting exported.  But the printer is ignoring it when I try to import.


    However, in that similarly generate .umm file containing a marketplace material (AquaSys 120), the .fdm_material file is found and used by the printer.

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    Posted · Loading Custom Material Profiles onto S3

    In fact, I just heard from Infinite Material Solutions (the maker of AquaSys 120) that even THEY are having problems getting custom material profiles to sync on UltiMaker printers----and they're actively developing materials.

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