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Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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Cura slicer, enforce Z move before layer change

I am slicing with Cura and Slic3r and one important thing that I recently took my attention is that cura positions head in start point of the new layer and then lifts the nozzle. That caused my few ...
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Why is the bottom of my part not smooth

I printed Planetary Gears and the top looks great but the bottom doesn't I am printing on a TronXY X3 (Prusa i3 metal frame clone) using eSun PLA+ and sliced using Cura 2.4. I print on glass and do ...
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My Anet A8's filament isn't extruding properly

So after a lot of work I finally got my Anet A8 printing but then disaster struck. It has stopped working again but with a new problem. The first few strokes of printing are fine but then it goes ...
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Flashforge Dreamer not able to read Cura created G-code file

I'm using a second hand Flashforge Dreamer with ABS filament and Cura as slicer. The Flashforge Dreamer cannot read the printing (G-code) file Cura creates, I think due to not knowing what the ...
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Cura: set z-offset

I'm having a Prusa i3 derivative printer with a capacitive sensor for the z-axis. It switches a tiny bit before the nozzle hits the print bed and hence needs a z-offset to be configured. In Slic3r I ...
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Centering model with CuraEngine when creating g-code?

How can I center a model at the middle of the printing area of the printer when creating a g-code with CuraEngine. Are there any parameters I can add to ...
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Anet A8 Calibrated but print sizes are wrong

Anet A8 printer, Github Marlin, Repetier Host, Cura slicer Just setting up printer and printed 20mm calibration cube from Thingiverse. X,Y,Z & E not too far off but not quite right (centre hole ...
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Problems with support interface since cura 3.1

Since i updated Cura from 2.7. to 3.1. I have a really hard time at configuration and especially removing the support interfaces. The update automatically uses the settings from the old version, but ...
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Nozzle moves very slowly from home to start position

I´m currently working on a custom delta printer running Marlin 1.0.2 firmware. To control it I´m using the Repetier Host software with the onboard Cura software to slice my objects. The printing works ...
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Cura 3 speed selection

I printed thingiverse minion Dave and after 2 failed attempts (1st tore of from bed, 2nd had jitter at about 50%) I slowed the print speed down. The final result was amazing. However the reported ...
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Z axis stopped part way through print

I got an Anet A8 for Christmas. I am trying to print a calibration tower and the z axis stops lifting at approximately 100mm. I checked that the gantry is able to travel along the full length of the ...
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SerialException: 'WriteFile failed ([Error 22]...' Printrbot Simple Metal using Cura 15.04.6

Disclaimer: I have read about this elsewhere but haven't found a solution. Printer: Printrbot Simple Metal with heated bed Slicer: Cura 15.04.6 (also tried Cura 3.1) Printing software: Whatever ...
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Empty space in model is getting filled

I drew a fairly simple model in Google SketchUp. I exported it as an STL. I imported it into Cura and exported as gcode. Then I printed the model. All of the bottom layers of the model cover the ...
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Where is the "slice" button in Cura?

I'm relatively new to Cura, having just installed it a few weeks ago. I have 3.0.3 and I'm running on Windows 7 64 bit. I noticed the auto slicing setting while poking around the settings. Auto ...
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Cura going to 204C instead of 200C

So I started using Cura a few weeks ago, and when I print it goes to 204 Celsius instead of 200. It doesn't really affect my print quality but I just want to know if there's a fix for it. My printer ...
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My print did not turn out as I expected. Where can I start troubleshooting?

I am trying to modify this thing. It's prints OK, but there are some design choices I don't like, so, since the previous makers uploaded their source files, I tried my hand at Sketchup. My latest ...
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Do I need to manually enter in gcode to turn off the bed and nozzle?

I got into 3D printing back when it was very much an art and not user friendly, and I have not been keeping up with it very much. My Slic3r profile required me to manually put in the GCODE to turn ...
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Layer height issues creating partial top layer

Cura is slicing my object (a gear with text) with a partial top layer, and I believe it has to do with layer height and rounding issues. I have been able to solve this at specific heights 10-14mm ...
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Why Cura flattens first layer of round objects?

When i am creating g file with Cura, it always flattens the first layer of round edges touching the plate. Is problem Cura or is there any setting that i can solve this? Thanks, Veysel :)
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Prusa i3 - First layer does not stick and looks jagged

My first layer is suddenly not sticking for every new print I'm trying. When it lays down the first layer it has this weird jaggedness to it, doesn't firmly stick to the plate, and gets dragged by the ...
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Adding support when generating g-code from Cura Engine (command line)?

Is it possible to use Cura Engine (the command line tool) to generate a gcode with support? Here is what I do now: ...
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How do I upgrade (copy settings) from Cura 2.5 to Cura 2.6?

On my Mac I've got two versions of Cura installed, in /Applications/Cura250 and /Applications/Cura262. How can I copy my ...
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Monoprice Select IIIP Plus - Best speed settings and speeding up prints

How do I speed up prints for the Monoprice Select IIIP Plus printer? The manual shows [Cura] examples of: Print speed: 50mm/s Travel Speed: 80mm/s Bottom Layer Speed: 20mm/s Infill Speed: 50mm/s ...
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Show generated support structures in Cura

In Cura, when you enable "Print support structure", is there a way to see what it will look like?
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How do I modify Cura's code generation?

Cura is generating temperature commands in the wrong order. I need to swap lines 6 and 7 below so that both the printhead and bed can begin to heat at the same time. Is this code generation ...
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First layer eventually sticks to the hotend and tears

I am at my wits end with this problem. I start a print and the skirt goes down fine, then the outline of the parts go down fine (usually) and then when it goes to fill in the first layer, it will ...
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Print not coming out good

I just designed a robot in blender, and whenever I print it, it goes horribly wrong. The first print was laying down, I had supports on, Then it started to print the arm, starting with the bottom of a ...
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Unable to export all objects to a STL in AutoCAD

I made a pressing stamp in AutoCAD 2013 for stamping letters, but I'm having difficulties to save the file. I can save it anyhow in any format, but when it comes to .STL, some parts just doesn't show. ...
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Regarding the E-step in Cura

I'm using a Delta Wasp 2040 printer equipped with a clay extruder. I'm using Marlin firmware. I'm trying to print food (vegetable creams) not PLA filament, but my question is about the setting of ...
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Cura grey large grey area, almost nothing fits…

I can't seem to understand the margins that Cura uses or how to fix them for my machine. Look at this: I can't seem to tweak the stuff under machine settings to anything that does this better: Maybe ...
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Slic3r settings for flat slopes on top

I am having trouble printing a hollow object using Slic3r. On flat slopes on top, there are gaps that I cannot get fixed. The perimeters of successive layers just don't cover each other. Cura however ...
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How to build CuraEngine?

I've been trying to build CuraEngine on Ubuntu following the Github instructions. The problem is that it lists some requirements: Clone the CuraEngine repository; Install Protobuf (see below); ...
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How to build Cura on Windows?

I am interested in doing development on Cura. Initially I want to start with the UI rather than the Engine. I have found the repository and have cloned it to my PC. I have also looked over the Wiki ...
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Is this what a 0.1 layer height should look like?

I've done 0.1 before and I think I've gotten better and more smooth results than this: I think that my printer is having some sort of problem, or the print bed it too low because this was printed at ...
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Missing top layers in Cura

I've just tried to make some small labels with embossed lettering. Base is 1.5 mm, with letters and a perimeter protruding by another 1 mm. After printing, I realised that Cura is not giving me a top ...
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Not printing... wrong settings? [closed]

My printer is not printing. I already had my first print but now it won't print. I think it has something to do with the settings (it's not heating up). I am using Cura. I load up the program and ...
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Are self intersecting meshes dirty from a 3D printing perspective?

I have never much cared about self intersecting meshes when slicing with Cura. Geometry like the one below are often practical. I for instance add lots of rivets that self intersect with the base ...
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Why does Cura insert G0 commands between G1 commands while Slic3r doesn't?

While looking into G-code I was wondering why Cura inserts G0 commands in between G1 commands every other line like this: ...
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How to map Cura printspace to Prusa I3 printspace

I seem to be observing a couple problems w/ Cura2.3 OSX . It seems to be placing the sliced data (gcode) over to negative X by a cm or so. Further, the X- and Y-axes displayed in Cura definitely map ...
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Setting Resolution?

Hello I have a Prusa I3 I am currently able to get press fit parts with my current settings. I am using Ramps 1.4 hardware and repetier software and cura as my slicer. I am printing with a .2 mm layer ...
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How to edit Cura profile in Octoprint?

In Cura, I can edit my .ini profile settings as needed, for example, when I change filament or models. It's annoying to have to edit the profile on another computer and update it on my Pi just to ...
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Bronze Filament Problem

I made a torus that was 1 on the x and y axes, and 3 on the z axis in Blender. It is supposed to be a bead for a beaded necklace. It was exported to Cura as an .stl, then printed on a Lulzbot Mini. It ...
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Cura not allowing full print area to used

Cura does not seem let the full print area to be used. My printer is a Lulzbot Mini. The design illustrated below can be found here.

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