mike242
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Saving profiles questions

Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:40 pm

I'm new to Simplify3D, but have been using Cura and Slic3r for a year. I'm trying to understand how S3D saves FFF profiles. When I edit one of the existing profiles, the Fast/Medium/High doesn't work as I was expecting.

For example, I can change layer height for each of the print qualities (fast/med/high) and that choice "sticks" with the fast/med/or high setting. But if I change speeds (under other) any changes affect all 3 fast/med and high settings.

Is there any way to select a different speed for the fast vs the medium setting?

I searched the forums and didn't find an answer to this - forgive me if this has been answered before.

Thanks,

-Mike

CompoundCarl
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Re: Saving profiles questions

Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:09 am

They let you configure what you want to change for each auto configure option. By default, I think only layer height, infill, perimeters, and top/bottom solid layers are changed when you select a different quality option. If you change the material option, it will adjust temperatures and flow rates. But again, they let you configure this however you want. So if you want speed to be adjusted by the quality choice, you can do that.

There's probably about 20 threads on this forum with the same question, but here's an overview. If you want to make this change, go to File > Export FFF Profile, and select the profile you want to edit. This will save the .fff file to your hard drive, then go ahead and open the file in a text editor. Scroll to the bottom and you should see several <autoConfigureQuality> sections. Just add the <defaultSpeed> option into each of those sections with the speed that you want. For example, it might look like this:

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  <autoConfigureQuality name="Fast">
    <layerHeight>0.3</layerHeight>
    <topSolidLayers>3</topSolidLayers>
    <bottomSolidLayers>3</bottomSolidLayers>
    <skirtLayers>1</skirtLayers>
    <infillPercentage>15</infillPercentage>
    <supportInfillPercentage>25</supportInfillPercentage>
    <defaultSpeed>3600</defaultSpeed>
  </autoConfigureQuality>
  <autoConfigureQuality name="Medium">
    <layerHeight>0.2</layerHeight>
    <topSolidLayers>3</topSolidLayers>
    <bottomSolidLayers>3</bottomSolidLayers>
    <skirtLayers>1</skirtLayers>
    <infillPercentage>20</infillPercentage>
    <supportInfillPercentage>30</supportInfillPercentage>
    <defaultSpeed>3200</defaultSpeed>
  </autoConfigureQuality>
Make sure you add those options to EVERY single <autoConfigureQuality> section, then just save the file and go to FIle > Import FFF Profile to load it back into the software.

CTGreybeard
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Re: Saving profiles questions

Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:40 am

I've looked at a .fff file and found the settings that are affected by Quality and Material. My thinking is that if I want to adjust one of these things then I should make or use a different Quality or Material instead of saving as a new Profile. Unfortunately some settings that I would expect to be affected by Material (print speed in particular) are affected by neither and would require a new Profile.

Tab name in brackets []

Quality Affects:

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- layerHeight [Layer]
- infillPercentage [Infill]
- firstLayerHeightPercentage [Layer]
- firstLayerWidthPercentage [Layer]
- topSolidLayers [Layer]
- bottomSolidLayers [Layer]
- perimeterOutlines [Layer]
- outlineUnderspeed [Other]
- extruder
    - toolheadNumber [Extruder]
    - diameter [Extruder]
    - autoWidth [Extruder]
    - width [Extruder]
    - extrusionMultiplier [Extruder]
    - useRetract [Extruder]
    - retractionDistance [Extruder]
    - retractionZLift [Extruder]
    - retractionSpeed [Extruder]
    - useCoasting [Extruder]
    - coastingDistance [Extruder]
    - useWipe [Extruder]
    - wipeDistance [Extruder]
Material Affects:

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- globalExtruderTemperature [Temperature]
- globalBedTemperature [Temperature]
- globalExtrusionMultiplier[Extruder]
- temperatureController
    - temperatureNumber [Temperature]
    - isHeatedBed [Temperature]
    - relayBetweenLayers/relayBetweenLoops [Temperature]
    - stabilizeAtStartup [Temperature]
    - setpoint
        - layer [Temperature]
        - temperature [Temperature]
- fanSpeed
    - setpoint
        - layer [Cooling]
        - speed [Cooling]

CompoundCarl
Posts: 2005
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Re: Saving profiles questions

Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:04 am

CTGreybeard wrote:Unfortunately some settings that I would expect to be affected by Material (print speed in particular) are affected by neither and would require a new Profile.
It doesn't necessarily require a new profile. Just edit your current one to add the <defaultSpeed> tag to each <autoConfigureMaterial> section. Then that will change anytime you select a new material.

mike242
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:06 pm

Re: Saving profiles questions

Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:57 pm

Great - thanks!

javiercordero20
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Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:44 pm

Re: Saving profiles questions

Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:45 pm

CTGreybeard wrote:I've looked at a .fff file and found the settings that are affected by Quality and Material. My thinking is that if I want to adjust one of these things then I should make or use a different Quality or Material instead of saving as a new Profile. Unfortunately some settings that I would expect to be affected by Material (print speed in particular) are affected by neither and would require a new Profile.

Tab name in brackets []

Quality Affects:

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- layerHeight [Layer]
- infillPercentage [Infill]
- firstLayerHeightPercentage [Layer]
- firstLayerWidthPercentage [Layer]
- topSolidLayers [Layer]
- bottomSolidLayers [Layer]
- perimeterOutlines [Layer]
- outlineUnderspeed [Other]
- extruder
    - toolheadNumber [Extruder]
    - diameter [Extruder]
    - autoWidth [Extruder]
    - width [Extruder]
    - extrusionMultiplier [Extruder]
    - useRetract [Extruder]
    - retractionDistance [Extruder]
    - retractionZLift [Extruder]
    - retractionSpeed [Extruder]
    - useCoasting [Extruder]
    - coastingDistance [Extruder]
    - useWipe [Extruder]
    - wipeDistance [Extruder]
Material Affects:

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- globalExtruderTemperature [Temperature]
- globalBedTemperature [Temperature]
- globalExtrusionMultiplier[Extruder]
- temperatureController
    - temperatureNumber [Temperature]
    - isHeatedBed [Temperature]
    - relayBetweenLayers/relayBetweenLoops [Temperature]
    - stabilizeAtStartup [Temperature]
    - setpoint
        - layer [Temperature]
        - temperature [Temperature]
- fanSpeed
    - setpoint
        - layer [Cooling]
        - speed [Cooling]
Hello,

What would switching Extruders affect? I have a dual extruder printer.

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