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Preheat PLA 1 preheats nozzle and bed

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Since I installed the heated bed kit on my Ultimaker original and updated the firmware (with Cura 14.09), I have two menu entries for preheating PLA: Preheat PLA 1 and Preheat PLA bed.

When I choose Preheat PLA 1, I expected that only the nozzle is heated, but it heats the bed too. Is that normal? Seems to be a bug for me, otherwise it makes no sense to have two menu entries.

 

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This behaviour is indeed intended. Usually the bed needs more time to heat up than the nozzle. So the bed can be selected alone, e.g. if you use a filament which should not stay too long heated up (e.g. Woodfill or Lay-Wood). Don't forget, it's a preheat option and not a maintenance option for the hotend.

 

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