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by gwhite
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)

I manged to methodically stumbled across the magic settings! I dropped the Retraction down from 1 mm to 0.7 mm in 0.1 mm steps, and that didn't really do much. Then I dropped the Extra Restart Distance from 0.1 mm to zero, and the difference was astounding. No defects, and the text looks nearly perf...
by gwhite
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)

I'm still fine tuning the retraction & extra restart distance to clean up the text, but without much success. What's more annoying is that the original defects are still there as well... This is just the lower portion of the housing, which is much larger. I appreciate the suggestion of trying anothe...
by gwhite
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)

I had high hopes for shutting off the "Only retract when crossing open spaces" option. It had almost no discernible effect on the defects, and introduced all sorts of issues in the details of the text. I suspect the retraction and extra restart distance will need adjusting to get the text cleaned up...
by gwhite
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)

Thanks! I'll play with that next. Given that the problem is entirely within the 1st layer, I'm not sure if "retract between layers" will help. I'm also trying the Retract for Movements > X setting. I just finished a couple test prints, one with cooling on the 1st layer (as low as I can set it), and ...
by gwhite
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)

Here's the factory file:
1st Layer Text Bug.factory
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by gwhite
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)

I have a small electronics enclosure I've been trying to print for close to a week. I'm using eSun PLA+. It has text inset on the bottom, and I've played with all sorts of settings to get the text to come out nice,, but the background has defects in it. They look like under extrusion in a couple sma...
by gwhite
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Version 5 Announcement
Replies: 114
Views: 79238

Re: Version 5 Announcement

I agree 100% with Doug as well. The latest message from S3D was nice, in that it indicated that they were at least still a functioning company. However, it was also infuriating in the repeated lack of ANY concrete information. If the company has been busy helping with the pandemic, all they would ha...
by gwhite
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: how do I fix this print anomoly ?
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: how do I fix this print anomoly ?

This happens quite a lot... Something in the model changes (externally or internally), and that forces the extrusion process to shift in some fashion. If you have the start location optimized for speed, the starting point will move around as the model changes, and the "seam" where it starts and stop...
by gwhite
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Version 5 Announcement
Replies: 114
Views: 79238

Re: Version 5 Announcement

I have a theory... First, I got an email a few days ago with no info on Version 5 (other than to say they're working on it), but full of all sorts of stuff they've been doing to support 3D printing PPE for the COVID 19 crisis. They basically say that they back-burnered V5 to lend a hand with the pan...
by gwhite
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Wierd Holes in Print
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Re: Wierd Holes in Print

He said he gets the holes when he prints it. From looking at things, I would say his infil percentage it too low, and he doesn't have enough outer layers. I'm guessing his top surface is basically bridging over the large holes in the infil, and falling in where he sees holes.

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