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How to Import Lulzbot Profiles

Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:54 pm

LulzBot has Cura profiles for many filiments; nGen, Polycarbonate, NinjaFlex. Simplify only has a few; PLA, ABS, PVA and Nylon.

The Lulzbot/Cura profiles can be downloaded as ini files, which are merely text. Can they be imported into Simplify3D where they can be further edited?

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Re: How to Import Lulzbot Profiles

Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:11 am

I'm not aware of a tool to convert the Cura .ini to S3D FFF.

Its probably going to be a manual conversion... open Cura and S3D arrange the windows side-by-side. It would probably just be the extrusion & bed temps and possibly look at the retraction settings.

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Re: How to Import Lulzbot Profiles

Wed May 09, 2018 12:25 pm

The only way I have found is to load the profile in Cura, generate your gcode and then use import FFF profile in S3D from that gcode that you just generated.

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Re: How to Import Lulzbot Profiles

Thu May 10, 2018 3:16 pm

Import FFF profile only works on S3D FFF files or S3D generated G-Code files.

Material settings that Lulzbot typically changes:

Extrusion multiplier
Retraction Speed, Length, Extra Restart Distance
Tool head temperature
Bed Temperature
Cooling settings
Printing speed
Bridging based extrusion settings and speed settings

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Re: How to Import Lulzbot Profiles

Thu May 10, 2018 4:15 pm

Cura profiles and S3D profiles are as similar as chalk and cheese.....and you'll be wasting your valuable time trying to convert one to the other.

Start with the standard profiles....and create a new set for S3D. It WILL be quicker!!
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