Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Nicolinux

Question about filament loading in Cura 14.07

Recommended Posts

Posted · Question about filament loading in Cura 14.07

Hi,

I didn't try the new firmware (my UM2 is going to be replaced very soon and I need to prepare it for shippment).

I've read in the "what's new" popup in Cura 14.07 about the "just load filament" option. What does it do?

And btw. how does one access the what's new window in Cura?

thx.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Question about filament loading in Cura 14.07

I haven't tried it yet, but it appears that it allows you to insert material, without having to pretend to eject filament that isn't loaded, first.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Question about filament loading in Cura 14.07

What a good idea. Of course, with Robert's feeder, you don't really need it, since you can disengage the clamp.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Question about filament loading in Cura 14.07

What happens, is that people that move their printers a lot, they use the change-material to remove the material. But then half-way shut off the machine, so they can transport the machine without a roll attached. However, they have to go trough the whole procedure again to load the material again. So I made a quick option which skips the first half of the change material.

(Also added an option to reduce the motor current in the motion settings. Not really useful for daily use, but could be useful if you replace the extruder stepper motor with something else)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Question about filament loading in Cura 14.07

But then half-way shut off the machine...

 

So we also need a "just remove filament" option? :p

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Question about filament loading in Cura 14.07

So we also need a "just remove filament" option? :p

 

You have, if you turn the machine off before inserting new material ;-)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • January 22nd  | Ultimaker webinar 'Learn how to choose the right composite material'
      We’ll teach you how to choose the right composite material for your application in our new 40-minute webinar. You will learn how to: 
       
      • Make the perfect choice between glass and carbon fiber 
      • Identify more high-value applications that would benefit from composites 
      • 3D print advanced materials with the right settings 
      • Select the best materials for 3D printing end-use parts 
      • Use dual extrusion to take composite 3D printing to the next level 
      • 0 replies
    • Does your company use Ultimaker? Know one that does? Let us know!
      If your company uses Ultimaker in any capacity, we'd love to hear about it! If the story is there, and you're up for it, maybe we can work together to create a story that will be featured on the site. Here are examples of..
      • 18 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!