Print Multiple of same part in one set up One at a time?

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Print Multiple of same part in one set up One at a time?

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Hello Forum,

Is it possible to build a Cura Project were you would have multiple examples of the same part to be printed, but your printer finishes each part before going to the next one? I want to eliminate the wasted time, wisps of filament, room for error, of moving from one part to another when the printer is at the same layer/Z height. I also do not want to waste the time of the printer running through the bed level check for a part that takes less than 10 minutes to print.

Print three of the same part but finish each one top to bottom before moving on to the next example...

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Re: Print Multiple of same part in one set up One at a time?

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When printing multiple objects there are two modes for cura: "print-at-once" and "one-at-a-time".
In Order to use this you must check the box in Preferences > Settings > Print Sequence.

The Print sequences has some settings that must be made to tell cura the gantry height how Large Hot-end is ect.....

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Thank you for your help! I will try this. I want to print 3 of the same part. I realize Cura has to keep the gantry clear of hitting a finished part. I was thinking by spacing the parts out on the build area and never having them overlap in the X or Y, there would not be a problem. Cismontguy

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You will know if there is a problem.

Once you enable "one-at-a-time" Cura will not let you slice the parts if they are in conflicting areas.

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Great! I ran my 3 parts one right after the other, last night and they came out great! Appreciate the help! CismontGuy

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You are Most Welcome.

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