We upgraded our Taz 4 to a Taz 5 and installed an Aerostruder v1 tool head for 1.75mm filament.
Unfortunately, setting up the printer and specifying that this particular tool head uses 1.75mm filament causes Cura LE 3.2.32 to hide all materials.
Trying to create a new filament profile crashes Cura completely.
I’ve tried importing some profiles from https://github.com/Ultimaker/fdm_materials/ and Cura says they import successfully but they’re still not showing up because something specific about the machine profile names for whatever Cura LE is looking for don’t exist in the github profiles.
I changed my printer settings to 2.85mm filament, went into the filament manager and was able to export the Verbatim PLA profile, then, in a text editor, changed the filament diameter in the file to 1.75mm and THAT imported just fine and shows up when I changed my printer profile back to 1.75mm filament.
But what a freakin’ hassle to have to do that…
Where are we supposed to get Lulzbot-perfect .fdm_material files for 1.75mm filament?
I was able to run a ‘sed’ command on my own Macbook to get filament profiles to show up working by replacing all instances of “2.85” with “1.75”… but there’s no way we can scale this for our students trying to slice models to print on our printer, so we need something WAY more user-friendly than opening a terminal and modifying files like this.