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greglwood
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I am printing some knobs and want to change the color at the begging of a shaft that recesses inside another part. The color change will give me contrast and some idea of how much the knob is turned. 

I sliced it in MMU2s Single mode and added a color change at the desired layer. When the print stopped, I thought I would be able to manually switch the MMU2s to the other color. I was printing from 5 and now wanted to print from 2. I was able to change the MMU2s to 2, however as soon as I hit the button to restart the print it moved back to 5.   

Is where a way to do this?  I don't what to actually change the color in 5, the buffer, etc.    Or is there a way to do this in non-single mode without having to make it a multipart.

Thanks
Greg

Posted : 28/02/2021 9:05 pm
greglwood
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Posted by: @greglwood

I am printing some knobs and want to change the color at the begging of a shaft that recesses inside another part. The color change will give me contrast and some idea of how much the knob is turned. 

I sliced it in MMU2s Single mode and added a color change at the desired layer. When the print stopped, I thought I would be able to manually switch the MMU2s to the other color. I was printing from 5 and now wanted to print from 2. I was able to change the MMU2s to 2, however as soon as I hit the button to restart the print it moved back to 5.   

Is where a way to do this?  I don't what to actually change the color in 5, the buffer, etc.    Or is there a way to do this in non-single mode without having to make it a multipart.

Thanks
Greg

 

Ok, Playing around I did discover that I can do the exact same thing in non-single and it will ask me which extruder. However this is not optimal. The knobs are small and the wipe tower uses more filament that the objects. 

Posted : 28/02/2021 9:09 pm
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