curse4444
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How do I prime the extruder without using a skirt/brim?

Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:03 pm

I have an XYZ Da Vinci Pro 1.0. The default software xyzware pro creates a long strand of filament on the right side of the build plate before proceeding with a print. I'm trying to mimic this behavior before my prints in simplify3d. I need a good way to prime the extruder because I keep running into situations where a piece of curled filament gets caught on the tool head during the first couple of layers which ends of shifting the entire print and causing a mess.

I don't want to use a skirt because I require a brim on this print which will help the ABS stick to my heated print bed to ensure no warp or lift up. I could find no way to create a skirt and a brim in the process settings and unfortunately a simple raft does not resolve the problem.

How do I do this?

S3D-Jake
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Re: How do I prime the extruder without using a skirt/brim?

Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:30 pm

From the scripts tab in the starting script use a few commands to position the nozzle then extrude a line across the right side of the bed. This article will help with writing some of your own custom g-code: https://www.simplify3d.com/support/arti ... -tutorial/
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tonyno
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Re: How do I prime the extruder without using a skirt/brim?

Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:39 pm

I just use a unit-cube model that I made and scale it to 1.7mm x 38mm x 0.7mm then position it on the side.

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