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by greybeard
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Layer Change Script every X Layer
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Layer Change Script every X Layer

This link should get you started https://forum.simplify3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1959 - there's info on Layer changes... [EDIT] Follow-up: I may as well add the lines I use to pause at specific layer (idea came from the link, above). Code: {REPLACE "; layer" "M117 Layer"} {REPLACE " Z = " " Z="} ; ...
by greybeard
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Z-axis clicking sound
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Z-axis clicking sound

I don’t know about the Creator Pro but, in general... The clicking you describe most likely comes from: #1). Hitting a physical End-Stop but the Limit-Switch is not adjusted to stop machine before hitting physical end-stop. (the belt is clicking over a tooth on the pulley). #2). Bad belt (broken, mi...
by greybeard
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Print inner layers faster than outer layers.
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Print inner layers faster than outer layers.

The answer is ‘Yes’ you can do it... This is how I do it - it requires a model (.stl) that can be split into two models, One outer, One inner. That’s easy to do if you’re a CAD user or have other software that enables Boolean Subtraction/Differencing. With the two models, simply create two separate ...
by greybeard
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Using variables inside S3D
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Re: Using variables inside S3D

More than anything, this is an FYI... For printers using Marlin firmware (and similar that can be tweaked), implementing Math and a whole range of other tweaks is easily accomplished. Copies of the firmware are posted many places on the net (or, you can edit the one on the printer - just save a back...
by greybeard
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Model Positioning Offsets and Bed Coordinates - Any way to find a bed location?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Model Positioning Offsets and Bed Coordinates - Any way to find a bed location?

Perhaps the simplest thing to do...

On a Mac: click the model, hold Command key down and drag the model. Other platforms, I don't know keys but, there is one...

Or, simplly double-click the model, a panel opens, change the Position values, click Done.
by greybeard
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Model are broken
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Model are broken

I repaired your model (using Netfab - my stand-alone verson). There's a Netfab (now owned by another company) service on the net, you can upload your files and get them fixed...

Repaired file attached and screenshot in s3d showing passed manifold...
by greybeard
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Simultaneous heating of the bed and extruder.
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Simultaneous heating of the bed and extruder.

The first question to consider is: Why do printers heat Extruder and Bed separately?

I recommend a bit of homework before burning your power board... Of course, many printers use a $30 board so, for $30, you can have some fun while creating what will end up as a paper-weight...
by greybeard
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Math into Gcode Scripts or Post processing
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Math into Gcode Scripts or Post processing

I haven’t had a need to do math in Gcode but, I found this for Slic3r https://manual.slic3r.org/advanced/conditional-gcode Slic3r is a great App, especially if used in conjunction with Repeteir-Host (which, basically makes it a robust app similar to Simplify). Perhaps the info can be a starting poin...
by greybeard
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: [Solved] Leaves thick strings and lumps during printing
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Leaves thick strings and lumps during printing

In general, this is how most hot-ends are assembled… Starting with Un-assembled condition with clean parts (removed filament, goop…): Heat the hot-end (I usually use the filament pre-heat feature on my printers. If not on the printer, use a small torch/etc). Don’t need to fully heat it, just enough ...
by greybeard
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: CAD Recommendation to use with S3D
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: CAD Recommendation to use with S3D

I used Solidworks (and Pro-E, Inventor, Cadkey) since 1996 and occasionally, still do. But, for the past 3 years, I've been using FreeCAD. It does everything. While learning it can be confusing, it's pretty simple to learn if you stay away from folks on their forum that want to show you haw smart th...

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