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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: 5981

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: 574

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: 13699

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: 11804

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: 9358

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...
by TheBum
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Stringing and inconsistent layers
Replies: 5
Views: 9358

Re: Stringing and inconsistent layers

That's a pretty high nozzle temp, even for PETG. I've never printed over 245 and my current filament seems to be happy with 240 for the first layer and 225 for subsequent layers. I would first try lowering the temp to see how low you can go and still get good layer adhesion. Another possible culprit...
by TheBum
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Program freezes
Replies: 1
Views: 6047

Re: Program freezes

I don't know that this is the same issue, but lately I've been having freezes while in the process editor. It may have to do with OS updates (I'm a macOS beta tester).
by TheBum
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Rotate STL with no flat surfaces available
Replies: 4
Views: 8522

Re: Rotate STL with no flat surfaces available

You may have to rotate manually as Doug suggested. I have one model that sits on the bed in three places: one straight edge and two arcs. I just fiddled with the rotation values, with a drop to table surface between changes, until I could slice and have all three places extrude on the bed's surface.
by TheBum
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Fit parts on print bed
Replies: 5
Views: 13571

Re: Fit parts on print bed

Another possibility is to rotate some of them 90 degrees on the Z axis. The center-and-arrange function may figure out how to get them all within the confines of the bed.
by TheBum
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Part of the model doesn't get printed
Replies: 4
Views: 4024

Re: Part of the model doesn't get printed

If you're in a pinch, you may be able to remedy it by selecting "Separate Connected Surfaces" from the Mesh menu after adding the model. That often allows improper meshes to print successfully. Did you create the object from scratch in F360 or did you insert a mesh and then modify it? I've never had...

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