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  • Can you import a profile from a different Slicer

    Good Afternoon All,

    Thank you Dr. Vax for a remarkable channel, website, and forum. You give this 'Ole Grumpy Marine, a reason to want to learn more about this hobby. I have a question for everyone. I have a CR-10 Pro V2, and I work on a Linux distro, (popOS!) these are the Slicers I have tried;

    Cura - 4.6.1 (There is a bug, I reported in github, Changes not showing after slicing
    Matter Control - I couldn't find a profile for my printer.
    Simplify3d - Which seems to work.

    I am green to this as you probably can tell, and I tested these Slicers without a printer, as I was waiting for it to come in, it just arrived yesterday, but I wanted to learn more about slicing to be ahead of the game. My question is, is there an easy way to import profiles from one slicer to the other? It seems that Cura does have a profile for my printer, or at least a pro model. I appreciate everyone's input.

    -Semper Fi
    gyrene2083
    Using - Creality 10S Pro V2
    Hot End - Micro Swiss

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    You can manually copy over the Cura settings. One way would be to export the CR-10S Pro V2 profile to disk. The profiles are actually ZIP archives so add a ".zip" filetype on the end. Unzip, and open the two files in the archives with a text editor, print them out, then go to your new slicer and manually enter those settings as a new printer.

    Cheers

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    • #3
      Nice info Alan. I didn't know profiles can be exported, nor that they can be opened and edited. Thx.

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      • #4
        Unfortunately, exporting and importing profiles can be a bit tricky. In the case of Cura you cannot export and import printer definitions -- at least not easily -- but you can export and import profiles with a major caveat. If you exported your profile from a version of Cura earlier than 4.0 you cannot import it easily into a version of Cura 4.0 or later. I have often found it is fast to just open both slicers at the same time and manually copy the settings from one to the other.

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