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by greybeard
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Any S3D users have an original Prusa i3 MK2?
Replies: 8
Views: 4507

Re: Any S3D users have an original Prusa i3 MK2?

I have two Prusa i3 machines using MK5 (built from Hictop kits). Tweaked to perfection (much better than my DaVinci 1A) :D The main tweak that changed the quality was not to S3D but, to the Marlin firmware. Specifically, reducing the Acceleration Jerk from default of 20, down to 2. That magnitude of...
by greybeard
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Filament Use Tracking
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Filament Use Tracking

Spent many hours with different approaches... In the end, no matter the approach, manually entering my comments for each print requires some human activity so, it’s quicker to enter the data ( amt used and comments) the old way. But, I like knowing about the Command-line option and will fool around ...
by greybeard
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Filament Use Tracking
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Filament Use Tracking

Thanks! I didn't consider adding to the post-processing line location at the bottom of scripts panel. I did write a parser for gcode which is a cleaner way of doing it - then I can use the file I 'print' and avoid un-printed filament-length data. I always export and print via sdcard. I'll try your s...
by greybeard
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Filament Use Tracking
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Filament Use Tracking

FYI - I grew tired of spreadsheets and paper notes so, I wrote an App to track filament usage. It’s nothing more than a ‘Checkbook’ style balancer. Eventually, I’ll write a script for pushing used-length from Repetier / Slic3r to the app ( unfortunately, Simplify3D is not user friendly in this regar...
by greybeard
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Memory leak in 3.1
Replies: 5
Views: 1441

Re: Memory leak in 3.1

FYI - I posted a memory leak testing comment in the General Discussion/Tips section - page 3 of "version 3.1.1, Any improvements from requests?"

Could be a bug in 3.1.1 but I use 3.1.0 so, for me it's still a general comment...
by greybeard
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Version3.1.1 Any improvements from requests?
Replies: 29
Views: 6267

Re: Version3.1.1 Any improvements from requests?

FYI - I was curious and tested leaking on a large model using version 3.1.0. with iMac, El Capitan 10.11.6, 16G Ram Attached are 6 data points (image attached): 1 - booted S3D without loading a model 2 - imported a large model (threads and memory use increased) 3 - no activity by me but threads and ...
by greybeard
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Wrong slice in cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

Re: Wrong slice in cylinder

I suggest you reduce the options for exporting the .stl file: high tessellation results in a huge file (as you noted) but, more importantly: Fine tessellation produces too many triangles/edges/lines that can kill the conversion, while adding nothing to improving part quality. If your 3D machine's fi...
by greybeard
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Add-ins
Replies: 8
Views: 8230

Re: Add-ins

Use "Meshlab". It's free and here's a YouTube tutorial to convert your file:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWSeZk2IqHg
by greybeard
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Extra perimeters for specific walls
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: Controlled fill density around holes

Doing it as separate parts (solids, not shells) with individual processes work well. It's the only way I'm able to do it. As an example: Using Solidworks to model the complete part, then cutting the boss out and making two individual parts. Then, process one with 2 shells, the other (the boss) with ...
by greybeard
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Supports Bug
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Supports Bug

Several times I noticed support structures were not consistently placed and sized. I managed to get what I needed but usually taking great pains to get there. I noticed this: using the same profile on the same part and generating supports, the results were sometimes different when preparing to print...

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