Using Cura 4.8 with Ender-6
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.
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?
@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.
There is an easier way, select in the CURA, Ender 5 settings and edit the build size 250 * 250 * 400
@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?
@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.
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.
@dj3dp Great explanation - thank you!
Note that for Cura 4.11.0, the lines should read:
setting_version = 17