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tre4b
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Filaments I want but am not allowed by PrusaSlicer

I am currently trying to clean up my screwed up printer.  This happened because I wanted to print with a particular filament.  I set it up originally with the MMU3 not connected and it worked fine.  I built a custom profile and used it for a bit then I had to use the MMU3 for something and when that was done I thought I would load to nozzle this material through the MMU3.  Worked like a charm over and over again.

Then I went to print and I can't find my material in PrusaSlicer because I did it using a Physical Printer without the MMU.  With the MMU on it will not even show me the base material I modified.  It's ticked in the all policy in the filaments.  But refuses to show up in the list so thus I cannot customise it.

In the end I found that if I exported and ini file and changed the default presets to the preset I had made (and unconnected) it showed up and worked.  Sadly I decided to load this as the preset of each extruder in this bundle.  I then printed my item a few times and it worked well.  Then I printed something else and forgot to change the extruder and it printed PETG at these settings which created a molten ball of filament and seems to have somehow blocked the extruder as nothing will go in any more.

Why can I not just have a Library of my own filaments that show up in any physical printer profile I have?  It does not feel to much to ask but doing it in prusaslicer seems too hard.  Should I look at a different slicer?

Posted : 22/06/2024 10:13 am
Diem
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Filament Settings > Dependencies > Compatiblr printers condition

Cheerio,

Posted : 22/06/2024 2:05 pm
tre4b
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RE: Filaments I want but am not allowed by PrusaSlicer

Yep, I tried that.   Thats how I disconnected it.  The option to show it for the printer is there, it just seems to have zero affect.

Posted : 22/06/2024 5:12 pm
Neophyl
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RE: Filaments I want but am not allowed by PrusaSlicer

As well as the compatible printers conditions you also need to make sure your filament profiles are Detached from any system preset.  Theres a detach button on the dependencies tab.  Once detached and you have cleared or reconfigured your compatible printers you can then save them as a custom filament.  Then they will be able to be used on any printer.

Prusa also often have custom gcode in their filament profiles which is one of the reasons things are locked down.  These default profiles are there for those who don't know what they are doing when it comes to customising things.  If you are unlocking and using on any printer you need to make sure that none of the custom gcode will be detrimental to your printers.  While most of it tends to be setting things like M900 for linear advance etc you really do need to check.

Posted : 22/06/2024 5:58 pm
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