DarthRevan wrote:Profiles can be organized in the software. You do not need to use Import/Export FFF profile unless you're sharing the profile with another person. Inside the software, in the edit process settings window there is a drop down list where you can switch between your various printers' profiles. Their build volumes, offsets, and material/quality presets get loaded right along with the profile.
Thank you for your response.
Yes, I see this. It gets extremely confusing when I have 10-15 processes for each printer here, very few of which overlap one another. All of the printers here have different optimal printing speeds, nozzle diameters, and I often have 10 processes for each part with the "start/end print at X height" and using 3-4 materials. So my 3 options (that I've figured out thus far) are:
- using a set of generically labeled processes and manually going to each process and switching the profile to the printer I'm slicing for (VERY easy to make a mistake)
- make a crazy long list of processes unique to each printer with a prefix to the label of <printer-> or something like that (also easy to make a mistake, but not as easily as above)
- or importing/exporting FFF profiles to try to only see the processes I want to use for the given printer I'm slicing for (very tedious, but least likely to make a mistake)
I guess this leads me to three follow-up directions/questions.
- Is there a way to more easily switch through the printers (or profiles) and only see the processes specific to that particular printer?
- Is there another and/or external way to view and manage the profiles, like in Windows Explorer?
- Is there a way to group profiles together? (I know this is possible, but I haven't figured out how to)
I was just trying random stuff at this point in frustration, and I magically got processes to group together. Highlight the processes and hit ctrl+g. I hope this helps someone else out. I saw this feature in a tip of the day at some point a while ago, but they neglected how to actually do it!
However, in playing around with this, I found that while grouped processes conveniently have sync'd layer heights, tool offsets, speeds, temps etc., they also have sync'd start/stop print at height X, which makes it useless for most of my purposes. Arrg.