Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

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Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by kingjamie » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:15 pm

Greetings I decided to dive into the alpha of Cura 2. I'm using a mac and just installed/launched Cura2 and it's saying that the printer is not connected. Looked over all the settings and don't see any red herrings so wondering if any other mac users have run into this same issue.

Edit: Changed the port printer is connected to and the printer tab now shows a green check and states that printer is connected via USB however when I hit print via usb it states that the printer is busy or not connected.

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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by Brent.I » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:19 am

This is one of our Alpha builds, and still has some functionality missing. You can follow along with our Cura 2 development here: https://code.alephobjects.com/project/profile/10/

The specific issue you reference is currently being worked on here: https://code.alephobjects.com/T594

You can check out most recent builds here: http://devel.lulzbot.com/software/Cura2/

For now, you can save the gcode file and then load it into the previous LulzBot Cura edition or preferred host to print with the new slicing engine.

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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by kingjamie » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:30 pm

Just wanted to give some feedback. I used the new Cura to slice a model using PetG profile and it turned out really nice. Quality was on par (or better) than my own S3D profile. No stringing and not surface artifacts. Great work!

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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by jebba » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:40 pm

We should have some newer 2.4 builds real-soon-now. USB printing is still broken, but it is coming soon.

http://devel.lulzbot.com/software/Cura2/

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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by ttabbal » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:27 pm

jebba wrote:We should have some newer 2.4 builds real-soon-now. USB printing is still broken, but it is coming soon.

http://devel.lulzbot.com/software/Cura2/

No love for Linux? sniff...

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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by Orias » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:35 pm

Don't fret! If anyone will have a *nix build, it's us.

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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by John Mc » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:51 pm

Does Cura 2.x lose the ability to tweak z-offset (without resorting to entering g-codes)? I can't find it anywhere.

Normally, I do set this by entering G-codes to modify what is stored in the Mini, but the ability to adjust in Cura was handy when dialing things in, or if I needed a quick minor tweak while trying out a new filament.

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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by Brent.I » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:11 am

John Mc wrote:Does Cura 2.x lose the ability to tweak z-offset (without resorting to entering g-codes)? I can't find it anywhere.
You can find this under Extensions > Post Processing > Modify Gcode

As a note, this is tagged as experimental. We have not had a chance to test it thoroughly, so if you see any issues with it please let us know!

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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by Brent.I » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:17 am

My apologies, I read tweak at Z :oops:

The Z offset was held in the Machine Settings section of the previous Cura, and it does not appear to be there.

At the moment, a custom M851 Z(offset) inserted in your start gcode should get you up and running. (That is if you do not want to update the firmware)
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Re: Cura2-2.2.1-master (mac)

Post by John Mc » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:59 am

It was very handy to have the setting in Cura when troubleshooting print adhesion. I did not have to remember any g-codes, just enter the adjustment in the machine settings. It was also nice because I could show the teacher and/or a couple of trusted kids in the class where I volunteer where the adjustment was without having to get them up to speed on g-codes and modifying start codes (something I have been hesitant to address with a bunch of 5th & 6th graders). They could make the adjustment, then leave it alone until I was around to enter the codes to update the firmware.

I had not heard of M65, and it's not listed on my go-to website for looking up g-codes. Can you point me to a description of the syntax and how it works? Does it work the same way that the machine settings z offset did? i.e. it's an adjustment to, rather than a replacement for, the z offset stored in firmware.

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