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Schlameel
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Added a "Printer Setting" for a new nozzle size and cannot access existing "Print Settings"

I want to add new profiles, "Printer Settings" for different nozzle sizes, but when I did that, I can no longer access any of the existing "Print Settings", only "default" is available. How can I associate the existing "Print Settings" with the new "Printer", at least as a starting point?

Thanks in Advance

Best Answer by Neophyl:

There are a few (lots) of pitfalls and things you have to watch out for.

If you just create a new profile then it wont be linked to the prusa vendor space.  This means none of the prusa specific profiles or filaments will be available.  If you load an existing one for your printer, modify it and then save it as a different name then it should still retain a link to the vendor space.

Of course that's not the end of it.  If you look at the Print Presets (while in expert mode) go look at Print Settings> Dependencies.  Theres a compatible Printers condition filled.  For example on the 0.2 Quality @Mk3 preset it has something like the following "printer_notes=~/.*PRINTER_VENDOR_PRUSA3D.*/ and printer_notes=~/.*PRINTER_MODEL_MK3.*/ and nozzle_diameter[0]==0.4"
THis means this preset will only show for a printer that is part of the Prusa vendor space, that is also a MK3 AND has a nozzle that equals 0.4mm.  As such even if you change just your nozzle size in your extruder it will stop that preset being valid.

You have to modify the print presets too and save copies for all your different extruders/printers.  This is normal as the extrusion widths defined in the print settings of 0.45mm arent going to be correct for say a 1mm nozzle.  You can remove the dependencies and save a copy and it will work for any nozzle size but remember if you do that you will either have to set your extrusion width to 0 (auto) or manually make sure you aren't using an problematic settings.

Both Print and Filament profiles have dependencies so you can often find that certain filaments are not available with certain combinations too.  Thats down to the custom gcode fields on a filament being used to store the linear advance settings.  You have to make sure all the settings in all the profiles are suitable, there are hundreds of places you configure things.  Its why all the effort Prusa goes to to make sure things work for the majority of things.  A lot of thats behind the scenes as it were, until you start digging in to how things work.

Its not a simple subject but for further reading you might want to check out Bob's page located here https://projects.ttlexceeded.com/3dprinting_prusaslicer_profiles.html#creating-custom-ps-configuration-bundles   

Posted : 11/07/2021 11:56 pm
Neophyl
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RE: Added a "Printer Setting" for a new nozzle size and cannot access existing "Print Settings"

There are a few (lots) of pitfalls and things you have to watch out for.

If you just create a new profile then it wont be linked to the prusa vendor space.  This means none of the prusa specific profiles or filaments will be available.  If you load an existing one for your printer, modify it and then save it as a different name then it should still retain a link to the vendor space.

Of course that's not the end of it.  If you look at the Print Presets (while in expert mode) go look at Print Settings> Dependencies.  Theres a compatible Printers condition filled.  For example on the 0.2 Quality @Mk3 preset it has something like the following "printer_notes=~/.*PRINTER_VENDOR_PRUSA3D.*/ and printer_notes=~/.*PRINTER_MODEL_MK3.*/ and nozzle_diameter[0]==0.4"
THis means this preset will only show for a printer that is part of the Prusa vendor space, that is also a MK3 AND has a nozzle that equals 0.4mm.  As such even if you change just your nozzle size in your extruder it will stop that preset being valid.

You have to modify the print presets too and save copies for all your different extruders/printers.  This is normal as the extrusion widths defined in the print settings of 0.45mm arent going to be correct for say a 1mm nozzle.  You can remove the dependencies and save a copy and it will work for any nozzle size but remember if you do that you will either have to set your extrusion width to 0 (auto) or manually make sure you aren't using an problematic settings.

Both Print and Filament profiles have dependencies so you can often find that certain filaments are not available with certain combinations too.  Thats down to the custom gcode fields on a filament being used to store the linear advance settings.  You have to make sure all the settings in all the profiles are suitable, there are hundreds of places you configure things.  Its why all the effort Prusa goes to to make sure things work for the majority of things.  A lot of thats behind the scenes as it were, until you start digging in to how things work.

Its not a simple subject but for further reading you might want to check out Bob's page located here https://projects.ttlexceeded.com/3dprinting_prusaslicer_profiles.html#creating-custom-ps-configuration-bundles   

Posted : 12/07/2021 7:29 am
Schlameel
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Added a "Printer Setting" for a new nozzle size and cannot access existing "Print Settings"

@neophyl

This is exactly the info I needed.  Thank you so much for your help.

Posted : 12/07/2021 7:34 pm
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