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by dkightley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Last layer settings
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Last layer settings

Think about how "vase mode" works......then ask yourself the question! Vase mode prints a spiral. When it gets to the top, there can only be one of two things the printer can do: 1) Stop printing dead.....thus leaving a visible step or 2) Taper the top layer from full thickness to somewhere near zer...
by dkightley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Dual Extrusion Wizard delete all existing profiles?
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

Re: Dual Extrusion Wizard delete all existing profiles?

I've never used the Dual extruder wizard as I don't have a dual extruder printer....but.....Please define.... from the list, Is it the Process list: Capture.JPG or the Profile list in this dropdown: Capture2.JPG If the former then fool you....as its dangerous to store your precious profiles on your ...
by dkightley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Change noozle size inside a same print?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Change noozle size inside a same print?

Think about the mechanics of changing nozzles! Think!

Nozzles body lengths vary....the position where the nozzle is "locked" can vary. How can you set the nozzle to bed distance with a part-completed print stuck on your bed?

Buy a two extruder printer.....or upgrade your printer to two extruders.
by dkightley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Rotate STL with no flat surfaces available
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Rotate STL with no flat surfaces available

Double-click on the part....and the model info window will open. The bottom three settings are XYZ rotation values.
by dkightley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Object Disappears after Prepare to Print (only supports are visible)
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Object Disappears after Prepare to Print (only supports are visible)

Y-piece slices okay on my PC. I think you need to look at your hardware...…

Hopefully, someone may be able to suggest what you now need to do.
by dkightley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Simplify 3D trying to make impossible supports
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Simplify 3D trying to make impossible supports

Reduce both the support pillar resolution and extra inflation distance.
by dkightley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Part of the model doesn't get printed
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Part of the model doesn't get printed

The shape file has a number of issues that S3D is not able to cope with. I've run the model through 3DBuilder and it now slices correctly.

Attached is the repaired shape file
by dkightley
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Missing Infill
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Missing Infill

...by understanding how the package works! Simple as that!
by dkightley
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Missing Infill
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Missing Infill

Mesh menu==>Separate Connected Surfaces. Click it! Problem solved….

Now the long bit...the explanation. The .stl file has multiple meshes...caused by CAD package. & S3D does not like multiple meshes.
by dkightley
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: New Guy Noob
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: New Guy Noob

Hi Marcus.

You have a very good printer there. It might be 7 years or so old....but its a rock-solid piece of kit!

Try this factory file and see if it prints okay.

You may have to adjust the global-Z offset if you don't get adhesion to the bed...

Do report back on how you get on...…...

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