I though it would be best to start a new thread on this topic. I had posted to a differrent forum Ender 5 S1 - Will it be “orphaned”? but the topics seems better matched to this forum.
I have an Ender 5 S1, which does not have an available profile in Cura 5.3.1. When i got started with the printer, i used the Mac version of the Creality Slicer and got good results, but the program randomly closed after I sliced and saved a file. This concerned me, so I set up a profile in standard Cura using the setting suggested in the MwT video. The result was a much longer slicing time, with the printer pausing frequently in the center.
Then I tried to use the Win version of the Creality Slicer and found two versions. One with E5S1 in the file heading, and another without it. Naturally, Creality does a lousy job with information on the releases, so i picked the E5S1 version and tried it out. Its performace was poor as well.
I compared the Gcode files for the various attempts and found a couple of differences. First, the G29 command seems unnecessary and slows down the print by several minutes at the front end. It seems the E5S1 remembers the stored mesh reliably. The second different seems to be in the G0 command early in the code. For the Cura 5.3.1 version it was set with F6000. For the Win version, it was set for F9000, and for the Mac version (fastest estmated slicing time), it was set for F15000.
I have been unable to find any online sources that clearly describe if or how this setting effects the print speed. I know the feed rate and flow rate setting are % based, so infer that this % is applied to the F value? Does anyone know how this works or if this is a red herring?
Since I only have Creality printers, the creality slicer would be a solution, but i don’t really understand how it is different than cura other than statements on the web that say it is a cura branch from Creality and it is “optimized” for their printers.