Accessing advanced settings

Why am I not able to turn on the Advanced switches in the Process or Filament profiles?

I’m trying to get to the Pressure Advance settings.

If you are using developer mode under preferences tab, it disables the advanced buttons in Bambu Studio.

At least it does on my version(latest and greatest).


THANKS! That did it. I would have never figured that out.

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So I see now that if I want Pressure Advance I have to go to Orca. But I use BS because I use the AMS for everything. I already have a ton of custom filament profiles. Is it possible to open these in Orca, tweak pressure advance, and save them back into my Bambu filament profiles?

Since i dont tweak profiles. I dont know the correct answer. But someone who loves to make a perfect print will chime in shortly. :smiley: They are a plenty of experts here who know how to work these two software programs.

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You could just add it in the filament start gcode, ‘M900 K0.02’ is what I used to use before I started using Bambu filament. If you look at the gcode generated from orcaslicer with PA enabled with a value of 0.02, it adds this line.

So you code just put that here:-

I’m not aware of any differences in AMS usage between Bambu Studio and Orca.

Filament profiles are shared through the cloud between BS and Orca, for the User Preset settings that they both use, which is most of them. BS does not recognize Orca PA settings. I don’t think Orca will recognize the new flow rates stored on the printer by Studio.

This is all subject to change as Bambu keeps changing Studio to accommodate MakerWorld and “Custom filaments” as seen in the 1.8 beta.

I don’t think you’ll want to go back to Studio once you’ve used OrcaSlicer.

Oh wow. I was told Orca doesn’t recognize the AMS. I just checked it out and it does. So I see no reason not to switch. Tons of videos on tuning with Orca. I’m gonna be a busy boy tomorrow. Thanks, everyone.

Orca works perfectly well with the AMS so someone talked nonsense to you.

However, recently (latest version perhaps?) I have found that I cannot change Generic to a brand name in BS, nor indeed the material type I am basing the profile on (eg, load Generic PETG and modify it for Flow etc and I cannot change Generic to a brand name).
Anyone else found this - I assumed at first it was because I was in Developer and could not access Advanced but when I finished the profile and saved it, I deselected Developer, activated Advanced and still could not change vendor name.

I have no issues changing anything in the user filament or user process settings. Currently on OrcaSlicer 1.9.0 alpha, but also had no problems with earlier versions.

If you are trying to make your changes on the Device tab, the vendor names (and their lack of names) are determined by Bambu Studio, not OrcaSlicer. I’m not a fan of the MakerWorld phone game, so I have no use for those settings.

According to Softfever, user presets used to create the sliced print file will overrride the device tab values.

Yes I can do it in Orca. Perhaps I could never do it in Bambu, but I happened to be using BS because it has the new cut features which I wanted for a model I was working on (Orca doesn’t have snap fit connectors in the cut feature yet).

Thank you very much for the response, it has helped me a lot. The topic had me crazy.

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Yes you can’t change vendors and filament type in the BS filament dialog. You need to add a custom one and check the box “can’t find vendor”, then you can.