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Using 2.85mm filament with single-material Canvas Slicing

I have a printer converted to 1.75mm for the Palette. I regularly use Canvas to slice my models, even if I’m not using the Palette and just doing a single-material print. But, I’ve run into an issue when I want to use my 2.85mm filaments on my printer (again, NOT using the Palette, just using Canvas as a slicer). When I have the printer set up as a 2.85mm filament extruder in Canvas (the printer settings), it doesn’t print properly, and gives me the kind of over-extrusion you see when you have a printer set at 1.75 but print 2.85.

Long story short, I’d like to just force Canvas to slice in 2.85, is there a way I can do this with the GCODE in the startup or somewhere else?

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Hey @cameronbuckley, thanks for reaching out about this. Could you share one of the Canvas projects you tried to print with 2.85 mm filament (instructions here)? Please make sure to include the model, as well as the printer profile. We’ll take a look on our end. Thanks!

Update (02/17/2021)

Hey @cameronbuckley, thanks for sharing that - it looks adding a material profile for your 2.85 mm filament should solve the issue. Right now, if you click on the colour swatch for your project, you can see that “default material” is selected (image attached), which is 1.75 mm by default. You can create a new material profile with a 2.85 mm diameter by following step 4 here (don’t worry about inputting any splice settings). We tested this on our end and the filament diameter in the GCode was changed to 2.85 mm. Let us know if you run into any issues or have any questions about the steps.

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What I'm noticing, when examining the GCODE, is it defaults to 1.75mm regardless of what is set in the printer profile. Hope that is helpful.


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