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Posted · Aligned retractionpoints in Cura

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if there is anyone who figured out how to position the rectractionpoints in Cura or with an other program like Slic3r or KISSlicer.

I know that you can selected 'aligned' in the settings of Slic3r but even when I change the start/end code to an ulimaker g-code, my UM2's don't respond as they should. A posibility to position the retractionpoints in one vertical line would really help me out!

Many thanks,



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    Posted · Aligned retractionpoints in Cura

    The "shell move" points where it moves to the outer shell and then back in for each "island" on a layer can be made invisible if you print real slow like 20mm/sec and keep your non-extruding moves fast - like 200mm/sec.

    If you don't have patience for a beautiful print, there's no way right now to keep them in one spot but earlier versions of Cura I believe keep them all in the back left area and you can rotate your part so that area is on an unimportant section of your part.

    Starting cura 13.05 has the new slicer (much faster). The moving "retraction points" is quite recent. Try version 13.12 it's well after the UM2 came out so it will have ultigcode but I think it's older than the "moving retraction points". All of these versions work quite well and bugs tend to be pretty minor - I mean tens of thousands of beautiful, successful prints were made with all of these "old" versions (but don't update your firmware!):




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    Posted · Aligned retractionpoints in Cura

    Thanks for your reply,

    Unfortunatly in this case I need to print as fast as possible.

    Your tip about the older Cura's may really come in use. I'll download these versions and try them out.

    I'll come back on this.


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