I have been banging my head against the wall all day in regards to the retraction during wipe function in S3D.
I have been getting blobs/zits on the surface of my prints and after studying it while printing it comes at the end of the outer perimeter.
I set the slicer to put in a 5mm wipe and this reduced it by 75%, but there is still a noticeable bobble on the side.
I then read this on the S3D website:
However, when I select the option to retract during wipe nothing happens?Another extremely useful feature in Simplify3D is the ability to perform non-stationary retractions. This is particularly useful for bowden extruders that build up a lot of pressure inside the nozzle while printing. Typically when these types of machines stop extruding, the excess pressure is still likely to create a blob if the extruder is standing still. So Simplify3D has added a unique option that allows you to keep the nozzle moving while it performs its retraction. This means you are less likely to see a stationary blob since the extruder is constant moving during this process. To enable this option, we have to adjust a few settings. First, click “Edit Process Settings” and go to the Extruder tab. Make sure that the “Wipe Nozzle” option is enabled. This will tell the printer to wipe the nozzle at the end of each section when it stops printing. For the “Wipe Distance”, enter a value of 5mm as a good starting point. Next, go to the Advanced tab and enable the option labeled “Perform retraction during wipe movement”. This will prevent a stationary retraction, since the printer has now been instructed to wipe the nozzle while it retracts. This is a very powerful feature and a great option to try if you are still having trouble removing these defects from the surface of your print.
The extruder doesn't retract during the wipe at all which is a bit of a pain.
I have attached a photo of my Advanced settings.
Am I missing something glaringly obvious as I have tried everything I can think of...
Any help would be greatly appreciated!