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Posted · Printer setup sharing

I want to share my 3rd party printer settings with a colleague.

I need to be able to investigate problems they are having which may be due to their printer settings.
I feel I should be able to export and import printer settings to be able to do this.

Please can you tell me how to do it?!
While I don't have much experience with this I genuinely have explored the software and the forum for clues to no avail!

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    Posted (edited) · Printer setup sharing

    There are a couple of ways to do it.  If you go to Manage Profiles you can Export a settings profile.  Your friend can then import the profile.  Sometimes there are incompatibilities (ex. nozzle size needs to be the same on both printers) between your printer and their printer but you should be able to overcome that.

    You can create a Project File in Cura ("File | Save Project") and your friend can open the project.  There will be options regarding the printer, the setting profile, and the material.  Your entire setup will be contained in the project file including your printer, StartUp and Ending Gcodes, the material, and the printer settings.  If he doesn't want to overwrite his own StartUp Gcode then he can select the "Create New" option for the printer and afterwards delete the printer instance that gets created.

    Edited by GregValiant
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