I’m having a couple problems with the “Manage Materials” section of Cura 2.6 (Windows).
The “Create” button does not work for me. Clicking “Create” has no visible action, no dialog is displayed, no new material is created in the listbox of materials. (There is a file created in %appdata% (“custom_material.xml.fdm_material”), and there is a message in the log: “WARNING - cura.Settings.ContainerManager._getMaterialContainerIdForActiveMachine : Unable to find a suitable container based on custom_material for the current machine .”
Selecting an existing material, clicking “Activate”, then clicking “Duplicate” successfully creates a new material. I can then edit or delete that custom material entry – UNTIL I close and reopen Cura. After closing/reopening, my custom material entry can no longer be changed (fields are all protected) or Removed (the “Remove” button is inactive), just as with the default materials. The only documentation I can find (Ultimaker) indicates I should be able to change/remove custom materials at any time.
Are these known issues? Or am I misunderstanding how “Manage Materials” works?
I know I can duplicate a “Profile” and have the ability to change any/all parameters. But I would like to create and manage custom materials as well. Is that possible?