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by greybeard
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Help diagnosing print quality problems
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Help diagnosing print quality problems

I posted this https://forum.simplify3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7353&p=50780&hilit=petg#p50780 awhile ago - scroll down toward the bottom of post to find my input... Review my posted file and test part. Will probable need to adjust Flow Multiplier to correspond to your nozzle size. Then, bump up the ...
by greybeard
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: how to flatten the top of a model
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: how to flatten the top of a model

Post your original Artwork, DXF, whatever you can and resulting .STL file. Most CAD programs have tools to Extrude an image, DXF... Extruding is what you want to do - i.e., taking Text or a graphic and extruding it uniformaly so as to make a Stamp. If you post the file, I’ll take a look at doing it....
by greybeard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Extra perimeter around holes
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Extra perimeter around holes

See my post [greybeard] on this page viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11957&p=46890&hilit ... ert#p46890

And a Threaded Insert result image attached below...
(I paused the machine and dropped the Nut into the pocket then, Resumed print to close it up with top layers.
by greybeard
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Easiest 3D modeling software?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Easiest 3D modeling software?

Coming from 25yrs of ‘All’ the CAD programs such as SolidWorks, Pro-E... list goes on... Being retired, I now use only FreeCad and it does Everything from CNC gcode to highly complex 3D models for 3D printing (good plug-ins for Gcode, Gears, Screws/Nuts...). Sure, it has some shortcomings and a conf...
by greybeard
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: New User Had a Print Quality Question
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: New User Had a Print Quality Question

Fairly easy to solve - recommend looking at the Quality printing guide... The upshot - dial in the Overlap and Infill settings. Fill-in residual holes/gaps by having nice bottom and top layers. I make many gears (example images below). I use two processes for gears: One for the teeth and Another for...
by greybeard
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: [MultiProcess] - Insert M-Command at the beginn and at the end
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: [MultiProcess] - Insert M-Command at the beginn and at the end

In part, success will depend on Print Firmware type. This works on my two Marlin firmware machines. Not sure about Repeteir firmware. M600 does not always work well for me. Therefore, I use M0 combined with G1 . M0 is the command to ‘Stop and enable Resuming’ upon pressing the button - Works like Ma...
by greybeard
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Measuring Distances / Ruler Feature for Models?
Replies: 8
Views: 4180

Re: Measuring Distances / Ruler Feature for Models?

I wrote an App to measure distances...

https://github.com/farTooOld/Woof

Example using it with Simplify3d... Click the image to run the video example.
by greybeard
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: How to successfully pause 3D printing and turn off
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: How to successfully pause 3D printing and turn off

The answer to your question is “Yes” . It is possible to Pause, turn-off machine and Resume the next day where you paused. There are Two ways of doing it (AFIK) and both can be done successfully. And, may depend on your printer. # 1 - The Easy Way (I recommend this way, Does not depend on printer) ...
by greybeard
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface
Replies: 10
Views: 7521

Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

I wrote an App to measure Any graphic for which only one dimension is known. The graphic can be an STL The primary purpose at the time was to measure electronic parts but, it works for any graphic or 'whatever' on your monitor. Example of using it in Simplify, below... CLICK on the video to open/vie...
by greybeard
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Laser and CNC
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Laser and CNC

Added the following video of Simplify running Gcode for Milling a test block of wood. Gcode generated in FreeCad and I did not fuss about where to place the block so, it’s not on the bed... [EDIT - ADDED:] Useful Tip: Gcode files often have different filename extensions. But, all are simply ‘Text’ f...

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