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Hi all,

In my last job I got them to buy an Ultimaker, which I was allowed to keep when I was made redundant....

I'm now working for a new company but they have a Makerbot plus the software that goes with it. my question is can I use all the settings in cura to control the makerbot such as advanced, expert and the skirt feature or will that be left out when it writes the makerbot G code?

Regards

Mark

 

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AS far as I know, the g-code generated isn't specific to the operation such as "skirt". It's all instructions to squirt hot plastic out of the nozzle. So if it printed on a UM it should print on a MakerBot.

The one difference might be retraction. In some gcode generation mods, cura will emit a different code for retraction and then the printer's firmware determines how far and fast to retract.

 

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Depending on which makerbot, they all talk a different dialect compared to all other printers.

Some effort has been made for Gen4 machines (Replicator 2 and 2X). But no idea how well it works, or what is needed for it to work. But there are some Makerbot specific targeting in Cura. However, you might need some tricks and hacks to get it to actually work.

Gen5 uses a different dialect all over again. And while someone has been doing some reverse-engineering work, there is zero support for the Gen5 Makerbot machines in Cura.

 

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Thank you.

It's an X18, the tall one, they bought it before I started otherwise they would have an Ultimaker instead!

I think I'll do a trial to see what happens..

Mark

 

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The Z18 is a 5th gen machine, and thus won't work with Cura.

 

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