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by radensb
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Major Flaw in Cura 3.6 with Support Blocker?
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Major Flaw in Cura 3.6 with Support Blocker?

Why does adding support blocker change my model scale!?
Before Support Blocker:
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After adding Support Blocker:
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Depending on where the Blocker geometry is or how it is scaled, it can change the X, Y, Z dimensions by several mm!!!
by radensb
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura 3.6 very slow
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Cura 3.6 very slow

Are you running anti virus software? Try disabling it and relaunch Cura. I read that Cura calls another program to deal with setting changes under the hood, and it could trigger the antivirus to take action which hangs up the thread for a bit.
by radensb
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M106 GCODE with Fan Index
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: M106 GCODE with Fan Index

I'm presuming that your printer is a TAZ, with the two extruder fans on each side and the hot-end cooling fan on the front of the print head, right? Sorry, I should have been more clear. Yes, I have the Dual V3 on my TAZ 6. The cooling fan on the front is hard-wired to the +5v line, and cannot be s...
by radensb
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M106 GCODE with Fan Index
Replies: 3
Views: 170

M106 GCODE with Fan Index

I wanted to write some custom gcode that controlled the individual extruder fans independently. I cant seem to get this to work. Each fan seems to be wired to its own fan control on the mainboard and the Marlin page shows how to control individual fans with the M106 command: http://marlinfw.org/docs...
by radensb
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura 3.6.3 "Z-Hop" on Nozzle Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Cura 3.6.3 "Z-Hop" on Nozzle Switch

I found the option. Its called "Z Hop After Extruder Switch", but it is only visible if "Z Hop When Retracted" is enabled. Z Hop After Extruder Switch was enabled, but should have been defeated due to Z Hop When Retracted was disabled. This behavior seems odd. I was able to get it to operate the way...
by radensb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura 3.6.3 "Z-Hop" on Nozzle Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Cura 3.6.3 "Z-Hop" on Nozzle Switch

I am not sure if the term "Z-Hop" is appropriate here, but I noticed in Cura 3.6.3 that whenever I switch nozzles, the tool head raises up 1mm, then lowers down to the proper layer height once the nozzle is ready. Cura 3.2.27 did not behave this way and I cannot find a setting that controls this. Th...
by radensb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura 3.6.3 Extruder GCODE not Working Anymore? [SOLVED-ish]
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Cura 3.6.3 Extruder GCODE not Working Anymore?

Further testing shows that single line change definitions work, but when the definition is expanded to multi-line it fails. I have tried uninstalling, removing all the cache and installing fresh. No change. What happened here!? ** UPDATE ** I believe I have found a work around. On a whim, I download...
by radensb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura 3.6.3 Extruder GCODE not Working Anymore? [SOLVED-ish]
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Cura 3.6.3 Extruder GCODE not Working Anymore? [SOLVED-ish]

I use some custom Gcode commands when switching extruders. It worked just fine on 3.2.27 but I was getting all kinds of strange behavior with 3.6.3. Basically, the commands would not be there, but special control characters would be in inserted, or part of the command would be there when special cha...
by radensb
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Dual Extrusion - Clean Prints - No Ooze
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Dual Extrusion - Clean Prints - No Ooze

Update: I just completed a 13 hr print with the above settings. I did not use a prime tower and let the Extruder End Gcode keep the head parked over the print while blasting the fans the the appropriate temperature. My print came out nearly flawless. There was no oozing at all, even after the 4 init...
by radensb
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Dual Extrusion - Clean Prints - No Ooze
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Dual Extrusion - Clean Prints - No Ooze

I appreciate the feedback. I have been playing with temps and retractions to eliminate the need for a prime tower. I use much more expensive 3D printers at work (Stratasys uPrint SE) and they have a prime bucket and wire brush (with rubber wiper) station that the head parks at while switching hot en...