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by TheBum
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Select Models Bug
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Select Models Bug

If you're just trying to print multiple copies of an object, it's better to use the Duplicate function (Ctrl-D on Windows, Command-D on Mac) than to import it multiple times. Each copy gets assigned a unique suffix that way.
by TheBum
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: mirror ignoring supports?
Replies: 1
Views: 1699

Re: mirror ignoring supports?

I just ran into this a few days ago and I'd have to consider it a bug because the non-mirrored supports are useless.
by TheBum
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Version 5 Announcement
Replies: 113
Views: 73142

Re: Version 5 Announcement

4.1 is not junk, but it's not without its issues. I occasionally have to quit and relaunch when parts of the object display start disappearing. It also tends to not honor all custom support removals, requiring separate processes to work around it.
by TheBum
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Feature Request: Linear Advance
Replies: 15
Views: 8088

Re: Feature Request: Linear Advance

RepRapFirmware calls it Extruder Pressure Advance. The G-code is M572 Sxx, where xx is the advance time in seconds.
by TheBum
Tue May 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Need help modifying a factory file change STL without changing the factory file
Replies: 2
Views: 6601

Re: Need help modifying a factory file change STL without changing the factory file

I would agree for process association, but when it comes to support settings and the like, you'd need some significant AI, e.g. to figure out where a support should be placed when the shape has changed. If you only care about automatic supports, then that would be doable, but custom supports are ano...
by TheBum
Tue May 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Design Software?
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: Design Software?

IMO, simple = mostly useless. I use Fusion 360 and while there was a significant learning curve, I find that I can whip out designs pretty quickly now. It's all about getting into the mindset of the program you're using. There are plenty of videos available too on various features.
by TheBum
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Color mixing
Replies: 18
Views: 15608

Re: Color mixing

I’m actually wanting dynamic color mixing, similar to what Voxelizer supports. I use the static mixing, but it’s really only useful if you have one model per “extruder”.
by TheBum
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 12392

Re: What am I doing wrong?

Looks like a serious lack of adhesion to me. Without knowing the material you're using or the temperature you're printing at, I couldn't even take a guess as to the cause. Please save a factory file and upload it here in addition to telling us what the material is.
by TheBum
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Stringing and inconsistent layers
Replies: 5
Views: 10223

Re: Stringing and inconsistent layers

FWIW, on my M3D Crane Quad, I use 5mm retraction distance with a 5400mm/min retraction speed. I don't use coast and I don't see any artifacts that would require it. The stringing I do get is typically on the first layer (due to the higher temp, which I'm happy to deal with) and at the very end of th...

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