If I wanted to figure out how to write a tool change script that made a global speed change I guess that might somehow work, but I don't write G Code, that's why I purchased Simplify3D....24c wrote:I'm new to this, but surely the heads are related to a tool change, so can't you make a new condition when the new tool is selected either as a tool change script or a post process, that slows the print speed down globally? Simplistically, I am assuming you can do this with a GCode routine with your printer, but I can't with mine.
The dual extrusion wizard requires 2 parts/models/pieces to function in case you haven't used it before. This is a single piece with supports as you can see from the picture. as I stated in the original post I can not find a way to declare the supports as a separate part in order to make a process dedicated to that. Sorry if something was confusing, I thought I made the problem pretty clear.24c wrote: The other thing is have you used the Dual Extrusion Wizard? ... because this will assign processes and a head to the TPU & ABS, especially if the parts are modelled separately. Each one of those processes will have a speed setting etc that you can change for these materials, so I'm a little confused re your post as well.
horst.w wrote:So as Member 24c wrote, it is easy to realize;
prepare your print as usual;
add a second process (Add in the main window)
choice it, the 2nd settings window opens and go to Support
activate the support and do the settings ( speeds , temps ...)
choice there the 2nd extruder for support material
close the window, click to Prepare Print > all processes
ignore the warning message ...
in the preview choice the option " ... Coloring > Active Extruder
the Preview will show what will be printed with extruder 1 or 2
I bought Simplify3D for my RepRap dual extrusion printer, and I had to learn how to write GCode to get Simplify3D to work with it, but I had no idea this was an emotive block for you. Anyway, your problem was simpler than I even thought, as Horst explained all too well, and I took some learning from his post, which I will apply, so I am grateful for your question.gjabber wrote:If I wanted to figure out how to write a tool change script that made a global speed change I guess that might somehow work, but I don't write G Code, that's why I purchased Simplify3D....
I think the solution is much simpler! If you open the stock FF Creator Dual profile, select the "Both Extruders" option at the top (since you are using both toolheads). Then go to the Supports tab and change the support extruder to the one you want to use for the supports. Last, go to the Speeds tab and adjust the support structure underspeed to control the speed of the supports.jgabber wrote:I am looking to use my Flashforge dual extruder to print this item and want to use one head to print the supports (ABS) and the second to print the object (TPU (Flex)) The TPU requires a different speed than the ABS, I can find a way to control all of the other differences (Temp and such) per head, but I cannot figure out how to separate the two heads as far as speed goes.
Based on his initial post, it sounded like the only thing he was not able to figure out was the speed differences. So if that's the only additional thing he needs to modify, I would go with the much simpler approach.jgabber wrote:but I cannot figure out how to separate the two heads as far as speed goes