Zekeman
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Pre Print Extrusion Question...

Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:22 pm

I am not comparing because this software is hands down the best, but how can I change where before it prints it extrudes filament to the left of the bed, off the area. I know in makerware it extrudes to the front of the bed horizontally... can I change it to that method instead of off the bed... I am assuming its even supposed to do this....

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KeyboardWarrior
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Re: Pre Print Extrusion Question...

Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:19 am

This is controlled in the starting G-code in the scripts tab. Post which printer profile you are using, and what exactly you'd like it to do, and I can mess with the starting G-code for you if you want.

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BaronWilliams
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Re: Pre Print Extrusion Question...

Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:18 am

Definitely spend some time learning G-code if you can.

There are some cool things you can do if you know G-code. For example, on my printer I make the lights turn red when the printer is heating up. I make them green when it's getting ready to print. I make them white when it starts printing, make them blink every time a new layer is drawn, and make them blue when the print is done. That way I can look at my printer from far off and get a good idea what's happening just by the current light color.

Zekeman
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Re: Pre Print Extrusion Question...

Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:38 pm

KeyboardWarrior wrote:This is controlled in the starting G-code in the scripts tab. Post which printer profile you are using, and what exactly you'd like it to do, and I can mess with the starting G-code for you if you want.

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; **** Replicator 1 dual start.gcode ****
M73 P0 ; enable build progress
G162 X Y F3000 ; home XY maximum
G161 Z F1200 ; home Z minimum
G92 Z-5 ; set Z to -5
G1 Z0 ; move Z to 0
G161 Z F100 ; home Z slowly
M132 X Y Z A B ; recall home offsets
M135 T0 ; load right extruder offsets
G1 X-120 Y-70 Z30 F9000 ; move to wait position off table
G130 X20 Y20 Z20 A20 B20 ; lower stepper Vrefs while heating
M126 S[fan_speed_pwm]
M140 S[bed0_temperature] T0
M134 T0 ; stabilize bed temperature
M104 S[extruder1_temperature] T1
M133 T1 ; stabilize extruder temperature
G130 X127 Y127 Z40 A127 B127 ; default stepper Vrefs
G92 A0 B0 ; zero extruders
M135 T1 ; load left extruder offsets
G1 Z0.4 ; position nozzle
G1 E25 F300 ; purge nozzle
G1 X-115 Y-65 Z0.15 F1200 ; slow wipe
G1 X-110 Y-60 Z0.5 F1200 ; lift
G92 A0 B0 ; zero extruders
M73 P1 ;@body (notify GPX body has started)
; **** end of start.gcode ****
This is what I am using.. how can I enable where the test extrusion on the pre print ill go horizontally and the front of the bed?

Thanks!!

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