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Z offset different in 5.3? I can print the same model with an older version of Cura and it prints correctly but the newer version doesn't.


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Posted (edited) · Z offset different in 5.3? I can print the same model with an older version of Cura and it prints correctly but the newer version doesn't.

I noticed that my recent prints are having issues with the first layer.  The first layer doesn't go down far enough to adhere to the print bed.  I reprinted the same object with an older version of Cura (in this case Cura 4.3) and the print worked properly.   It acts as though the z offset in my firmware is being ignored and is printing the first layer too high.  Is there a setting which controls this?  I see an extruder prime z position (which is currently 0) should that match my firmware z offset amount?  I am printing with a Lulzbot Taz6.  I am using Cura 5.3 which has the issue.

 

Tested with both 5.2.1 and 5.3.0 with same test model (small cylinder) and both came out correctly.  I must have had an issue with the model itself of how I sliced it in Cura.  I would delete this post but I don't see an option for that.

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    Posted · Z offset different in 5.3? I can print the same model with an older version of Cura and it prints correctly but the newer version doesn't.

    I also am having issues with this. It seems everything I print on my S5 with the 5.3 release the Z-offset is too high and nothing is sticking. I had to roll back to using 5.2.1 to get things to stick. I don't quite understand how you fixed your problem. Was there a specific slicer setting that was causing it for you? 

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    Posted · Z offset different in 5.3? I can print the same model with an older version of Cura and it prints correctly but the newer version doesn't.

    I found that the Black PLA I was using was the issue in this case.  I tested with a different roll and different color and both printed correctly.  Not sure why that spool is causing issues but that was my resolution.

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