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nigel-johnson

Feature request - retraction overrides

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Hi there, personally I have never touched the retraction settings, I guess I could as I get some stringing and now some materials, for example bronzefill and bricklay are coming out that say don't use retraction for various reasons.

With the advent of the materials.txt file, can overrides be added to this so that for "bronzefill" for example I can switch retraction off, of for "xxx" I can change the parameters.

This seems like the best place for the overrides, since I can use the same gcode model and print it in different materials without having to fiddle on the printer or the settings in Cura.

While you're tinkering in the materials.txt file stuff, can you increase the 8 character name limit, to at least a screen width :)

Thanks.

 

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If you want, you can mess with all settings straight from Cura. You just have to set the "machine setting -> gcode flavor" to "reprap (Marlin/Sprinter)" and you will have access to all the retraction and temperature settings from there, overruling whatever you have set in the machine for that print.

 

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The best retraction settings to use seems to be mostly determined by material, so I agree that materials.txt would be a great place for them. Needing to set them in Cura means that I effectively have to keep separate notes about what settings work best with each material, and then remember to make those adjustments in Cura each time. Seems dumb when this could be entirely automated.

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