This has been a mystery to me with Cura, Lulzbot Cura and Simplify 3D so I am fully willing to accept it’s my issue and not the issue with every brand of software I use.
I was posting a modified version of a Material Profile (I want to make sure I am using the correct terminology so it’s not more confusing) and I noticed that there isn’t a lot of data included in the profile; mostly 7 types of temperatures, a speed setting and a retraction setting. A few things I changed specifically for that filament are not included in that profile; initial layer temperature, initial fan speed, regular fan speed at layer, etc… Ok I say to myself, that’s a printer setting, not a material setting, remember that each time I print, BUT… When I change from one material to another, I see a whole host of settings change, including stuff I don’t want to have change like Flow %.
What is actually going on here? When is something a material setting versus a printer setting and how can I ensure I can print the same set up each time without writing down each parameter and rechecking each circular arrow in the Print Setup menus to make sure I do or don’t have to revert back to previous settings that I have no control over? Do I need to make a regular “Profile” for each material as well as a “Material profile”? Is there a guide somewhere that explains how they overlap? Any help is greatly appreciated.