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by greybeard
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface
Replies: 10
Views: 6346

Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

I wrote an App to measure Any graphic for which only one dimension is known. The graphic can be an STL The primary purpose at the time was to measure electronic parts but, it works for any graphic or 'whatever' on your monitor. Example of using it in Simplify, below... CLICK on the video to open/vie...
by greybeard
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Laser and CNC
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Laser and CNC

Added the following video of Simplify running Gcode for Milling a test block of wood. Gcode generated in FreeCad and I did not fuss about where to place the block so, it’s not on the bed... [EDIT - ADDED:] Useful Tip: Gcode files often have different filename extensions. But, all are simply ‘Text’ f...
by greybeard
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Laser and CNC
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Laser and CNC

Yes, you can use Simplify for Laser and CNC movement, if you have a setup to do it and know how/what you’re doing. But, Simplify won’t generate the Gcode to do it. It only does what the Gcode tells it to do. Thus, you need to generate the Gcode either by Hand coding or by using other software (prefe...
by greybeard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Makerbot Z18 Z Pause at set Height
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Makerbot Z18 Z Pause at set Height

Z18 is not a command...

This should help get you there... viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13228&p=50653#p50653
by greybeard
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Connection error
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Connection error

I looked at my notes and was reminded of the solution to the same problem - perhaps specific to me but, I had TWO login names & passwords; One for the Forum and a Different One for the Software. I kept trying to use the wrong one. Once realizing that, I changed the login info and, Bingo!.. After tha...
by greybeard
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Print stopping when USB Bus changed.
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Print stopping when USB Bus changed.

As regards the radio ham Also true here (Oregon) he's not permitted to disrupt signals. But, he recently bought a 1950's era transmitter/rcvr and he doesn't care about neighbors. Sure, I could report him but that brings another dark-side to neighborly conduct... Anyway, stick with sdCard for printi...
by greybeard
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Print stopping when USB Bus changed.
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Print stopping when USB Bus changed.

Been running on two Mac’s for several years - had same problem until running from sdCard. Power goes out where I live and my neighbor’s ham radio corrupts all wireless signals from TV to WiFi & Bluetooth… Thus, recommend using sdCard. Also, could go to Tools>Firmware config, and set the Timeout to s...
by greybeard
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Connection error
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Connection error

It should have Nothing to do with connection errors to the net. But, s3d shouldn't have gates to jump through like signing in to use non-cloud based software... Call it my error or a 'Senior moment'. However, not knowing the guts of S3d I posted the only other element of communication in the softwar...
by greybeard
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Connection error
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Connection error

In Simplify, go to:Tool> Firmware config

Set the timeout....
by greybeard
Mon May 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Extrusion Width for Overhangs?
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Extrusion Width for Overhangs?

For typical features on the parts I design, I’ve done a bazillion tests to determine the ‘best’ parameters for Overhangs and Curves (especially curved overhangs). I always prefer to avoid using Supports. For my needs, that required designing some useful test parts that represent the challenges on ty...

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