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by dalew8abz
Fri May 09, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Possible slicing bug?
Replies: 7
Views: 2917

Re: Possible slicing bug?

I suspect something related to doing "exact" equality comparisons of "inexact" floating-point numbers, like testing if someVariable >= 1.0 when someVariable is the result of a calculation that produces, say, 0.999999999998 or some such. There are floating-point math libraries that can do "near" comp...
by dalew8abz
Fri May 09, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Sample Factory Files
Replies: 2
Views: 1758

Re: Sample Factory Files

I don't know that S3D associates .factory files in the registry at all. If it doesn't, it should. (read: FEATURE REQUEST!) On Linux Mint (as my machine is currently set up AT THIS TIME, it's slightly more bizarre --- if I double-click a .gcode, .g or .fff file, it opens in GEDIT; and if I double-cli...
by dalew8abz
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Support Structure Orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 3706

Re: Support Structure Orientation

Jared, Maybe try adjusting the Support Infill Angles on the Advanced / Support tab of your process. I think these default to 45 and 135. I've had them at 0 and 90 so long, I don't remember what the defaults are. You can add and remove angles (and double-click to modify an existing angle) just like y...
by dalew8abz
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: interesting little glitch
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: interesting little glitch

+1. jimc, just to top you, I printed six block-puzzle pieces (six STLs imported) and, not understanding at the time how processes were applied, used six processes, one for each block. Not knowing to get to the "apply process to models..." thing, I just sliced it and did my usual preview (by LAYERS)....
by dalew8abz
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [ADDED] Auto Reload Of Last Factory File
Replies: 12
Views: 5728

Re: Feature Request: Auto Reload Of Last Factory File

I rather like the "Open Recent" that some apps have. I used to keep my hands on the keyboard all the time using MS-Word, and so it was Alt-F 1 to open the most recently saved file. That seems to have been abandoned in favor of a separate tab/page. It's nice in that it has a long list of recent files...
by dalew8abz
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: How To Use Macro Buttons?
Replies: 3
Views: 4852

Re: How To Use Macro Buttons?

soapy joe,

Did you home the Z axis before sending the commands? If you haven't homed Z, it has no idea where it is, and so has no idea where it's going.

Dale
by dalew8abz
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Idea: Subforum to share .fff profiles
Replies: 7
Views: 3178

Re: Idea: Subforum to share .fff profiles

All, I'd like to see the titles be just slightly more specific. Please include, as a minimum: Printer model, e.g.: MakerGearM2_ If the printer has some updates, an indication of them, e.g.: V3B_0.25mm_ (later hot end design with non-standard nozzle size) Material with manufacturer and color, e.g.: M...
by dalew8abz
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Slowing down during small tight bends
Replies: 4
Views: 3663

Re: Slowing down during small tight bends

Andre, I don't know if you can get hold of an older version of S3D. Some earlier versions had support for "G2/G3 optimization" --- basically, detecting all those little line segments that make up a circle and converting all those tiny moves into "arc moves" --- your printer would need to support G2 ...
by dalew8abz
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Help with quality.
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: Help with quality.

Hard to tell but over extrusion could cause that. Be sure your filament dia is set correct and then turn the multiplier down a bit. Thank you. I have made sure my extrusion diameter was set correctly. I've put the extrusion multiplier through its courses. This is the best print I've gotten. Make su...
by dalew8abz
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Turning on the cooling fan via Control panel
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Re: Turning on the cooling fan via Control panel

Mr. Wayne, Just slide the fan slider on the Machine Control Panel. It will add the commands to the data stream. (You can confirm this by monitoring the communication tab with "Verbose" checked.) Note that if you are in the midst of some other command (like waiting for the bed to reach temperature, w...

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