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Creator 1.1.1 Update

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:29 am
by Simplify3D
We had another software update yesterday that continues to add support for a wider variety of printers. We now have Sailfish firmware support included out of the box as well as a new integrated profile for those of you running Prusa Mendels. We also added quite a few new options that make it easier to interact with some of the other printers you might have like Solidoodles, BFBs, Rostocks, Cubes, Ultimakers, or MakerBots. The release also had a of lot of other fixes and improvements which are listed below.
  • Added integrated support for Sailfish firmware
  • Added new profile specifically for Prusa Mendel printers
  • Continued speed improvements to slicing algorithms
  • G-Code output now uses Fan Off G-Code instead of just setting Fan Power to 0%
  • Better firmware and FFF settings names for included profiles
  • Added ability to override machine dimensions from FFF profiles (useful for people with multiple printers)
  • Improved default retraction and extrusion element sizing for low detail previews
  • Improved plastic volume estimates when using multiple nozzles with different diameters
  • Added [progress] placeholder variable to custom G-Code fields (example "M73 P[progress]" becomes "M73 P53" if build is 53% through total layers)
  • Added option for generic begin comment character (typically a semicolon) to support some atypical firmwares
  • Added option to exclude M101/M102/M103 commands since they are no longer used by many 5D firmwares
  • Added option to disable G92 E0 commands since this causes issues with some legacy firmwares
  • Fixed bug that was affecting program execution on some Linux systems
  • Fixed bug with G2/G3 commands producing NaN extrusion distances
  • Fixed bug with low detail preview mode where rendering of large models could be corrupted
  • Fixed bug that was causing first layer to be overly squished
  • Fixed bug that was causing "Could not open file for reading" error when moving from preview to print and not already connected to machine
  • Minor fix for combining G-Code files with different temperatures and fan speeds
  • Improved toolchange support for various firmware flavors
  • Better constancy for G-Code layer tags
  • Better settings and descriptions for arc detection and modification routines
  • Updated speed defaults to protect some lower-end machines
  • Removed process name and "Apply to Models" information from FFF profile import so it won't be overwritten when changing settings
  • Added Scripts tab on FFF settings window along with other miscellaneous UI improvements
As always, follow the instructions in your confirmation email to download the latest release.

Happy Printing!

Re: Creator 1.1.1 Update

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:35 pm
by Lateralg
"As always, follow the instructions in your confirmation email to download the latest release."

How do I get this?

Re: Creator 1.1.1 Update

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:04 pm
by Lateralg
Never Mind ... I found the link in my email archives.
Did I miss seeing a download link in this thread?

"new integrated profile for those of you running Prusa Mendels"
1) How is this profile accessed?
2) How do I set X,Y, and Z stops?
3) Do I need a configuration.h file? Can I generate one thru Creator?

Re: Creator 1.1.1 Update

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:29 pm
by mathisyourfriend
Does it support Thingomatics?

Re: Creator 1.1.1 Update

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:15 pm
by Simplify3D
Lateralg - You can get to the profile by opening up and FFF settings window and looking in the "Load Profile" drop down list. Check out the Quick Start Guide to see an example. Just select the included Prusa Mendel profile and it will load the settings. About the max stroke stops you're talking about, those are set in the firmware. What hardware and firmware are you using? And no, the Configuration.h file is for your specific firmware. You will have to edit that separately.

Mathisyourfriend - What firmware is on your Thing-O-Matic? As far as I know, sailfish is now the officially recommended firmware for ToM's and Replicator 1's. If you aren't using it already, I'm sure I could send you any number of reviews or threads that would convince you to switch :)

And if it is using sailfish, then yes it is supported. Just go to Tools > Firmware Configuration and select the Sailfish settings from the drop down. You may also need to modify your start/ending scripts accordingly. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you need extra support getting it configured for your ToM.

Re: Creator 1.1.1 Update

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:52 pm
by Lateralg
* I found & loaded the profile. I assume the settings are for a "good" first print, and that later tweaking will probably be beneficial. Correct?
* I'm not concerned about Max Stroke. I agree they're set in firmware (configuration.h) but described as "X_MAX_LENGTH". What I'm after is the way to set my end stops ... the zero (Home) locations for X,Y,&Z. I now set them in Pronterface.
* I'm running MakerGear Mendel Prusa, Arduino MEGA Rev.3
* I've been using Printrun firmware. And unsuccessfully attempting to get Marlin compiled. Which do you recommend? (Marlin or Printrun)

* ??? I assume I have to load all the files in all the Arduino tabs, and not just the configuration.h file ... correct?

Re: Creator 1.1.1 Update

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:03 pm
by mathisyourfriend