CompoundCarl, Thank you. I knew before I got my printer that I was going to purchase S3D. So, even though it came with the machine, I did not install ReplicatorG. I would like to think that Simplify3D could add the acceleration page to their software. It would be nice to only need dwell in one piece of software.
It took me some time to tune my Shapeoko CNC (my only reference in all of this). But I know that ever since I it tuned up, it has run amazingly well. So, I am now in tune up mode for my FF Creator Pro. I have been trying some faster settings and this has brought the times down significantly, and far closer to the predicted print time.
It is just a time consuming. On the CNC I can make the changes, then drive the head around to see how the changes effected everything. Here you kinda have to print something to see how it will behave, so the trial and error is a bit more tedious. It's also hard as you have no real time reference between changes as they happen over the period of say 30 minutes, not 30 seconds.
I started Max Speed Change (X&Y) at 15 (default on the machine) and 30 is probably too much. I don't think it will be a good idea to go any faster as the infill alone will probably rip my machine apart.
I am also toying around with the Max Accelerations. It is not really clear on what is doing what. There's both Max Acceleration (Magnitude of Acceleration Vector) and XY&Z Max Acceleration. If they are both max, which is more maximum'er
. I am not too worried about Z as there is not much Z action here where there might be on the CNC. But the X & Y are to be investigated.
The pop up hints in the page suggest that my magnitude vector accelerations not be higher than 10,000. My machine was set at 65,535 for both that and extruder-only moves. I have not touched this setting (yet) If it's truly maxed out, then I don't have to worry about this causing a slow down.
I am unsure of, if the machine get's tweaked for speed/movement, does it know to compensate for filament?
As to warm up time effecting outcome times, I would agree if it were a difference of 10 or 15 min, but several hours is a different story all together.