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v0.4

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Approved Bondtech QC Lite

by Nuno Santiago

  1. Open Cura.
    • Open Cura.

    • In this guide we are using Windows 10 and Cura 4.5.0

  2. Using the navigation menu
    • Using the navigation menu

    • Click Manage Printers...

  3. Select your printer with the DDX
    • Select your printer with the DDX

    • Click Machine Settings

    • In this guide we are using the CR-10S Pro as example.

  4. To set the proper e-steps value we will use the Start G-code
    • To set the proper e-steps value we will use the Start G-code

  5. Just before "Reset Extruder"
    • Just before "Reset Extruder"

    • Add the following G-code:

    • M92 E415; set e-steps value

    • M500; save settings

    • Click Close to save the changes.

    • The M500 g-code will only work on Creality units that have a bootloader, like the CR-10S Pro.

    • Ender-3, Ender-3 Pro, Ender-5, and CR-10 are examples of models without bootloader. There may be other models.

  6. Add a model to the print table (something you do want to print would be recommended : ) Click to slice it Click to save it
    • Add a model to the print table (something you do want to print would be recommended : )

    • Click to slice it

    • Click to save it

    • Choose a location and name to save the file

  7. Navigate to the location where you saved the G-code file.
    • Navigate to the location where you saved the G-code file.

    • Edit the file with a text editor.

    • The code inserted in the Start G-code will be there at the beginning.

    • Close the file without saving and exit the text editor.

  8. 3D print the G-code file
    • 3D print the G-code file

    • If your printer has a bootloader, printing this model will set and save the e-steps value.

  9. Perform this step only after you have a print job without under-extrusion.
    • Perform this step only after you have a print job without under-extrusion.

    • Go back to the printer Machine Settings and revert the Start G-code section to default.

    • You can instead:

    • keep the M92 E415 command

    • delete the M500 command.

  10. Printers without bootloader will not save the  e-steps value.
    • Printers without bootloader will not save the e-steps value.

    • Ender-3, Ender-3 Pro, Ender-5, and CR-10 are examples of models without bootloader. There may be other models.

    • In this case the change in the Start G-code must be permanent:

    • Before the Extruder reset

    • Add the following code:

    • M92 E415; set e-steps value

Conclusion

And that’s it : )

You completed the software setup of your DDX Direct Drive eXtruder for Creality.

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