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by reddadsteve
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Prepare to print shows extra layer of plastic in model
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Prepare to print shows extra layer of plastic in model

I looked at the model itself and it has a few non-manifold segments. When I slice it I get some stray first layer issues as well, different than yours due to a different printer setup, but still wrong. Every slicer handles non-manifold segments differently and sometimes the model may slice correctly...
by reddadsteve
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Paid upgrade For 2020 upcoming Version 5.0
Replies: 106
Views: 251288

Re: Paid upgrade For 2020 upcoming Version 5.0

For what it's worth, here is a writeup on V5 status in the Fabbaloo blog on April 8, 2020:

https://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2020/4/8/ ... on-the-way
by reddadsteve
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Blender stl file inversed in Simplify3D
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: Blender stl file inversed in Simplify3D

Blender has an add-on called PRINT3D that helps analyze meshes for being manifold. Have you looked at that?

One possible issue you may have is with the normals facing the wrong way. Select everything in edit mode and do crtl-n to reverse the normals.

Teamwork,
Steve
by reddadsteve
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: First layer height - more discrepancies
Replies: 1
Views: 440

First layer height - more discrepancies

I'm aware of the changes to the first layer height and the ongoing discussions about the recent changes related to using the z-offset for first layer squish. However this post is yet another issue regarding first layer height. When no raft is used, a value over 100 results in how the first layer is ...
by reddadsteve
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Flashforge dual "left only" profile
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Flashforge dual "left only" profile

Looks like I need to level my two extruders. My left apparently is a bit higher than my right and I cannot get the plate close enough to the left extruder to properly print. So that could explain why I thought I had an issue with the script. I replaced the nozzle on my right extruder a few months ag...
by reddadsteve
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Flashforge dual "left only" profile
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Flashforge dual "left only" profile

Thanks for the replies. I rarely use the left extruder. I typically use the right for ABS and thought I'd try the left for a PLA test. The purge comes out nice and clean and sticks as expected, however I could not get the actual start of the print to stick properly. I went through a whole bunch of l...
by reddadsteve
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Flashforge dual "left only" profile
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Flashforge dual "left only" profile

I have been using Simplify 3D for over a year and love it. I have one item that I cannot understand, which I believe affects my leveling. I have the Flashforge Creator Dual profile loaded and there is a difference in the starting script for the right extruder only vs the left extruder only (besides ...
by reddadsteve
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Color change at height
Replies: 11
Views: 9563

Re: Color change at height

I have a Flashforge Creator X and am able to successfully pause for color changing using via S3D scripting using the M322 command. I always save the X3G file to an SD card and print off of the SD. If I only need one color change I simply add a line to the end of the "starting script", such as "M322 ...
by reddadsteve
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Comprehensive Guide for Improved Print Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Comprehensive Guide for Improved Print Quality

+1 Great guide. Over time, we all seem to slowly learn by trial and error and scanning forums looking for answers. This puts a lot of troubleshooting in one place. Well written. One item I'd like to highlight (slightly covered in the guide). I use ABS exclusively and had issues on various occasions ...
by reddadsteve
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Having issues after Win10 upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 4074

Re: Having issues after Win10 upgrade

I typically print over USB for short jobs and use an SD card for longer prints. Since upgrading to Win 10 I've already had two issues printing over USB. 1-Apparently Win 10 changed my power settings and went into sleep/hibernate. This was an obvious problem and I changed the power plan to never slee...

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