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Using Cura 4.8 with Ender-6


DJ3DP
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To make your new Ender-6 work with Cura 4.8, do the following:

1) Install Creality Slicer that came with the Ender-6. (no need to run it.  It is just Cura 2.0).

2) Copy the file "creality_ender6.def.json" from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Creality Slicer\Creality3D\resources\definitions" to "C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.8.0\resources\definitions\".

3) Copy the files "creality_ender6_*.*.inst.cfg" from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Creality Slicer\Creality3D\resources\variants\" to C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.8.0\resources\variants\".

4) You must edit these Ender-6 ".cfg" text files.  I use NotePad.

      For each file: change line #2 from "name = x.xmm" to "name = x.xmm Nozzle"

                          change line #7 from "settings_version = 8" to "settings_version = 16"

5) Now you can use Cura 4.8.


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jm_melin@yahoo.com
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I went through my entire box three times. I don't see anything containing an ender6 specific CURA 2.0. 

 

Are the  files available to download?

 


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kevin
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@jm_melinyahoo-com Hi, friedn, need any helps? Sorry I did not get your point.


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jm_melin@yahoo.com
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@kevin it seems I did not get the SD card with Cura 4.1 and the ender 6 specific settings for it.

 

so I am looking for the necessary cura settings/control files for cura 4.8 and ender 6. 


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Power
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Hi all!

There is an easier way, select in the CURA, Ender 5 settings and edit the build size 250 * 250 * 400

 


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jm_melin@yahoo.com
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@kevin isn't there supposed to be settings changes to the default ender 5 profile that take advantage of the theoretically faster printing speed of ender 6?


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kevin
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@jm_melinyahoo-com It works with the method above. But that is not the most suitable settings for Ender-6. You better add the attached profiles at "Manage Printer" in Cura and choose this profile when you slice something.


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jm_melin@yahoo.com
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@kevin thank you. Ran the first test. Something is definitely wrong. Maybe bed leveling issue or something else but I think it’s correct. 

roughly half the print didn’t start. Seems like excess material came out also.

You can see that it tried to do the full circle. Can you recommend a bed level test print? I recall one being made of 4 squares about three or 4 layers thick but I cant recall where I saw it.

 


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kevin
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@jm_melinyahoo-com I usually use this one for testing. But before testing, I use the paper ? ?The test print is just for a slight adjustment.


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tangerine
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I don't know why there seem to be two different 'official' Creality forums but I found this on the other one which has a link to files to install an Ender 6 profile to Cura for both Mac and PC. As a novice, I can't speak with any authority but it seems to work for me on a Mac.

https://forum.creality.com/topic/1493/ender-6-in-cura-4-8-0-possible-solution


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jordanthompson
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@dj3dp Great explanation - thank you!

Note that for Cura 4.11.0, the lines should read:

setting_version = 17


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