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by LeonMF
Tue May 24, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Large format 3d printer feature requests
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: Large format 3d printer feature requests

This tool might be helpful for you: http://mikk36.eu/SimplifyS3D/ Here's my imperfect osx desktop app that does the same thing: https://github.com/leonmf/S3DFix It's designed to filter short moves out of the gcode file after it's been generated. It reduces the risk that a bug in the smoothieboard mo...
by LeonMF
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Where are profiles stored?
Replies: 13
Views: 30603

Re: Where are profiles stored?

Wait, the profiles are stored in the registry? That is one of the craziest things I've ever heard.

Simplify3D simply has no rational profile management plan, which is tragic since the rest of the software is so good.
by LeonMF
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print
Replies: 26
Views: 5880

Re: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print

The Smoothie devs are working on a fix for the problem caused by too small moves generated by Simplify3D. In the mean time, there are a couple of options to post-process your code before printing if you experience the problem described in this thread. Option 1 Use Mikk's parsing program: http://mikk...
by LeonMF
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Minimum Move Distance variable
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Minimum Move Distance variable

I've been working with the Smoothie developers on the print lockup bug. They are working on their end but the reason it only happens with S3D is because there are moves that are smaller than the resolution of the machine. This results in floating point math errors in the firmware. They are fixing th...
by LeonMF
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print
Replies: 26
Views: 5880

Re: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print

All, The smoothie team has posted a potential fix over in the smoothie forum here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/smoothieware-support/2r0JLV3G5i8 The text of the post is here. It appears that Smoothie generates too many moves with some models and it's a significant problem but the team was...
by LeonMF
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print
Replies: 26
Views: 5880

Re: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print

FYI, there is a test build here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/smoothieware-support/Gz2VbP7muoY So far in (all of) one 13 hour print of a complex part, I didn't get the problem. In the past, this was a high likelihood of failure. There are no guarantees but, if you have issues, it's worth ...
by LeonMF
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Gigabot or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 5048

Re: Gigabot or not?

How big do you really need? IIRC, the last time I looked at reviews for the Gigabot, the only thing it had going for it was size and it's print quality wasn't that great. Hopefully, it's improved in the last couple of years. To use that build volume really needs the ability to change rolls of filame...
by LeonMF
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Benefit to running 32bit board with Simplify3D?
Replies: 9
Views: 8554

Re: Benefit to running 32bit board with Simplify3D?

If you have a cartesian printer, there's no compelling reason to go 32 bit. If, however, you have a delta, the speed tops out at a pretty slow speed.

For me, going to smoothie means I can go from 60mm/sec max for anything with an arc in it to as fast as my mechanics can handle.
by LeonMF
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print
Replies: 26
Views: 5880

Re: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print

It could be "ground loop". I had a really weird similar problem with my smoothie randomly stopping. You need to have the printer on the same outlet/power strip as your computer controlling the board. This is a very specific problem with S3D and Smoothie. No ground loops here as I'm printing from SD...
by LeonMF
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print
Replies: 26
Views: 5880

Re: Simplify3D & Smoothie stalled print

razster wrote: But back to the topic, I don't think you need the software anyways. Just run the gcode file from the SD card. Sounds like it's really repeatable.
I've uploaded my gcode files. I'm not sure why that is not good enough for the devs.

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