Start from firmware version 1038, Cetus2 able to execute Gcodes from thrid party slicers.
A few things to note:
1. If the firmware update does not work, you can rollback to previous version. It can be downloaded at the same page. If printer hanged during update, try redo the update after power cycle.
2. [Important] The printing temperature need to be defined at the start gcode in machine settings. See Start Gcode below.
3. Software requirement: Cura 5.3 or later, Cura Plugin: Printer Settings, Z Offset Setting.
4. The filament diameter option in Printer Settings is very critical for correct extrusion flow. Set it to 0.4 should be ok, remember to adjust this value and sync other options when adding new extruders.
5. Z Offset value may need to determined by test prints, -0.2mm should be a good start.
Step 1. Update firmware to ver 1038 and import cura profile
Go to this link to download firmware update files and Cura profile.
Unzip the files in to printer SD card root directory. Insert the card into printer and go to info=>update. The printer will start the process and may beep during the process.
2. Cura Setup
Install Cura version 5.3 or later. Go to "Marketplace" and search for "Printer Settings" and "Z Offset Settings" and install these plugins. After install Cura need to be restarted.
3. Add a custom printer
Choose non-ulitmaker printer=>custom printer
Setup the printer as following:
Extruder set to use 1.74mm filament and 0.4mm nozzle.
Custom Start and End Gcodes in machine setting:
;Job Name: Z
;User Name: g
M83; A axix relative
DEF G10 G0 A-30 B-30
DEF G11 G0 A30 B30
M104 T0 S210; adjust temp (S value) for different material
M104 T1 S210; adjust temp (S value) for different material
M42 P14 S511;open cooling fan
G92.9 X0 Y0
4. Import Cura Profile
go to settings=> Printer => Manage Printer
Go to Profiles => Import, then load the profile downloaded.
5. Gcode post-processing script need to be added in Cura:
search and replace (sequence sensitive):
6. [Important] Plugin Settings:
Filament Diameter should set to 0.4mm in printer settings
Z Offset set to value between -0.2mm, this value need to be determined by test print.
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