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Re: Windows 10 USB Connection Question

Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:21 pm

I'm back to printing USB and so far it's been solid. I've seen it before though. Print for a few weeks fine and then it starts pausing again. Very strange. So far so good though.

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Re: Windows 10 USB Connection Question

Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:35 am

I use S3D exclusively, and I cannot print over USB.

A friend introduced me to Makerware, and just for fun I attempted to print over USB.

It worked!!!!!!

This is the same computer, same everything.

The only conclusion I can come to is that it is a bug in S3D.

Windows 10 x64. Fully patched.

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Re: Windows 10 USB Connection Question

Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:13 pm

About a month ago I elected to go to a wireless printing setup because of this issue. I don't know if there is a fix for it yet or not. I did not want to lose the power of S3D (I'm hooked on it). The solution I implemented uses a Raspberry Pi 3 following the directions in the link below. For about $60 worth of parts all from, the Pi 3 replaces my laptop and I still get to use all the power of S3D. You just set up the models in S3D, create a gcode file, and transmit the file to the Pi 3 connected to the printer's USB using OctoPrint. I'm now hooked on this too! All required software links are in the short directions at the link below. Project took less than a couple hours. has an STL to print a case for the Pi 3.

Pi directions: ... ess-78383/

Pi case:

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Re: Windows 10 USB Connection Question

Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:27 am

This issue appears to be resolved. I am still printing over usb without freezing ever since the windows 10 update maybe a month ago

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Re: Windows 10 USB Connection Question

Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for the person who posted about the USB power turn off after 20 minutes.

upgraded my shop computer to Windows 10 so i can run Solidworks on it. had XP before and ran everything just fine including my CNC mill.

after upgrade prints just stuttered halfway through prints and never had a problem before. I could use an SD card but i run a business and want all the bells and whistles not just a file transfer.

Turning off the power saving worked, now i can get back to work. what dork thought turning off USB ports on a desktop would be a good idea?

Thanks again, and as someone new to this forum i really like the adultness i have seen so far.


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Re: Windows 10 USB Connection Question

Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:24 pm

Thank You

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