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by gwhite
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Version 5 Announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 4691

Re: Version 5 Announcement

krohelm wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:59 am
I am excited.
I'm appalled...

The lack of ANY concrete information about all the the wonderful new features is really pathetic. I'm REALLY tired of being strung along month after month. Time to see if I can get Cura to run my machine.
by gwhite
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0
Replies: 163
Views: 92559

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Here's what they said in January: "At the same time, we are investing heavily into the development of Version 5.0, which is set to be the biggest update in our company's history. Version 5.0 will incorporate changes to almost every facet of the product, allowing us to make major improvements to the ...
by gwhite
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: External Perimeter Start/Stop Point Seam Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: External Perimeter Start/Stop Point Seam Issue

For a direct filament drive (i.e. non-Bowden), I never run retraction much over 1 mm. I'd make a test model (a cylinder works well), and play with that for a start. You may also need to add a tiny amount of extra restart distance (I typically use -0.1 mm) to get it really smooth. It will never be pe...
by gwhite
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0
Replies: 163
Views: 92559

Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

So, any updates on when the upgrade is coming out? It's October, and back in February, S3D said "later this year". It's getting pretty later... I (and many others) have put in feature requests that have not been included in Version 4. Unless 5.0 comes out soon, I'm going to bite the bullet and try t...
by gwhite
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: S3D Settings Manual
Replies: 17
Views: 10828

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Clint, First of all, THANK YOU! This is an incredible bit of work, and even after 2 years of playing with S3D, I learned a lot. If I may, I'd like to make a couple suggestions for additional details the next time you get bored... The section on cooling doesn't mention issues with modern fans. They u...
by gwhite
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: 1st Wall of Test Cube is Too Thin
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: 1st Wall of Test Cube is Too Thin

Update #2: Changing the retraction from 1 mm to 0.8 mm, and the extra restart distance from -0.1 mm to 0 seems to have fixed it. The green is definitely stringier than the red, and I may drop the temperature a bit to try and address that, but it's good enough at the moment for the first models I nee...
by gwhite
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: 1st Wall of Test Cube is Too Thin
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: 1st Wall of Test Cube is Too Thin

The problem is that the first wall is too thin. They other 3 are spot on. It's related to my retraction settings. I had "force retraction on Layer change" turned on. If I turn that off, I get 4 walls of nearly identical thickness. However, when it does retract when printing a model, the first 14 mm ...
by gwhite
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: 1st Wall of Test Cube is Too Thin
Replies: 5
Views: 285

1st Wall of Test Cube is Too Thin

I just switched from red eSun PLA+ filament to a new spool of "pine" green. I always run a single wall 20 mm calibration cube when I switch filaments to set my extrusion multiplier. The red test cube had the last 3 walls right at 0.40 mm (measured in the middle of each wall), with the first wall at ...
by gwhite
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Filament all bumpy and like a spiral
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Filament all bumpy and like a spiral

PLA absorbs moisture. If it soaks up enough, it cooks out when you extrude it and makes a mess.

You can dry it out in an oven, but you need to be careful to let the oven get to temperature before you put the filament in.

https://all3dp.com/2/how-to-dry-filamen ... and-nylon/
by gwhite
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Increasing Infill Speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Increasing Infill Speed?

I have a print that its going to take about 8-10 hours, and I need to make about 10 of them. I've been looking into ways to speed things up, and ran across this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kW9SnK4LKc At about 9:30, he's discussing his speed settings. The thing that really jumped out at m...

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