Maximus5684
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Joined: Sun May 03, 2020 1:32 pm

Re: Network Printing - Qidi X-Pro

Sun May 03, 2020 1:38 pm

I ended up using a Raspberry Pi 3b that I had laying around to set up OctoPrint on my X-PRO. That combined with the Preheat plugin and this hack to save directly from Simplify3D to OctoPrint. Please let me know if anyone would like materials/instructions.

OctoPrint-X-Pro.png

revver
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Joined: Tue May 19, 2020 1:39 am

Re: Network Printing - Qidi X-Pro

Tue May 19, 2020 2:16 am

Hi Maximus,
I just today discovered Octoprint and, to avoid sneakernet, I am considering getting a Pi, installing octoprint on it and trying it. I have a Wanhau i3 clone, not an X-Pro but the info in your post seems like it may be useful. if you think so, how do get the necessary info you offered?
Len

Ferst
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Joined: Sat May 23, 2020 11:46 am

Re: Network Printing - Qidi X-Pro

Sat May 23, 2020 11:50 am

I had intended to purchase S3D for the X-Pro but after seeing this post, I think I will wait for this issue to be ironed out.

So for me: Same request, network support for the Qidi X-Pro.

I'll be more willing to pay for S3D after this.

pireybr
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Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:47 am

Re: Network Printing - Qidi X-Pro

Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:49 am

Maximus5684 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 1:38 pm
I ended up using a Raspberry Pi 3b that I had laying around to set up OctoPrint on my X-PRO. That combined with the Preheat plugin and this hack to save directly from Simplify3D to OctoPrint. Please let me know if anyone would like materials/instructions.


OctoPrint-X-Pro.png
I have a x-plus, it will be awesome to have a tutorial, i just found something on forums, but nothing to a newbie to 3d printer and raspberry

DutchPeter63
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Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:53 am

Re: Network Printing - Qidi X-Pro

Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:57 am

Since I'm using a QiDi X-Plus, I'd like to automate some stuff too.

My printer is in the barn and my computer is in the living room.

I'd be great if I can control the printer a bit more. And use S3D "networked", of course

markeby
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Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:19 pm

Re: Network Printing - Qidi X-Pro

Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:22 pm

After using Octoprint with my Ender 5 Pro, I am about to chuck the Qidi out the window. It is a shame too because Qidi makes a good machine. They are clueless on software. I spent a considerable amount of time emailing with them and they have no concern about true remote printing. I have also looked into utilizing the serial port on the electronics board but the firmware is so crappy that it doesn't work correctly at all.

Seriously, I am about to put my Qidi Xmart up for sale to get rid of it.

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