CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

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TimM
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CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Post by TimM » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:16 pm

A couple years ago I printed successfully with eSun PETG on my TAZ 5. After a couple year of no 3D printing, I'm back at it. I installed CURA 3.2.27, but it has PETG 'Unsupported'. I've long forgotten my settings. Does anyone have en eSun PETG profile file that I could get? Thanks!

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Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Post by Brent.I » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:48 am

We have included PETG profiles in Cura 3.2.32 for the TAZ 5 single extruder. We have not thoroughly tested them, and can be found under the "experimental" classification. It should be a good starting point for you!

You can find 3.2.32 at lulzbot.com/cura

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Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Post by TimM » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:28 am

Okay, thanks for that.
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Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Post by TimM » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:40 am

I've been experimenting a lot with this eSun PETG, and I have a pretty good profile developed. But now that I have it, I can't figure out how to save it so I can get it back after printing with other things, like nGen (another of my favorites). I tried 'Save profile' which seemed to work, but I could not see a way to find my saved profile later. I tried 'Save project' but the profile specs are not restored when I restore the profile! I'm baffled. CURA 2.x had a very simple way to save and restore profiles as .ini files, but those no longer work. Surely there must be a way to save and restore my custom profiles, right? Thank you for any advice!

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Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Post by Brent.I » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:26 am

After making your edits to an existing profile, select "create profile from existing settings/overrides" in the profile drop down menu. This will then tie that profile to whatever material it was created from:
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Example Profile
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You can also export the modified profile from Settings > Profiles > Manage Profiles

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Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Post by TimM » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:19 pm

Okay, thank you again. It turns out that the problem was that I was still using the .27 version of CURA, which has profile issues. When I first tried to save my modified profile I did exactly as you suggested here: I created a new profile and gave it a meaningful name. It appeared to work, giving no error, but when I changed to an nGen filament and then came back to the unsupported PETG that I had modified, my named profile was gone without a trace. So this morning I installed the .32 version, and now the profile interface is completely changed, and it works as advertised! Thank you.

Tim

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Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Post by Brent.I » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:23 pm

Ahh, good catch on the .27! As we didn't have supported profiles for the TAZ 5 with PETG, you were attempting to update a profile that didn't exist and would explain why you could not find it later.

Glad to hear you are up and running!

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