intentional3d
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Sequential printing

Thu May 11, 2017 1:14 pm

I apologize in advance if this is vague. This is a work project and I am not at liberty to discuss certain details.


I built a custom machine that has a degree of multifunctionality. It has a standard print head and an additional arbitrary tool. After each printed layer I want to generate an additional tool path that this second tool will follow.

The problem I am running into is that simplify wants to optimize each process. It wants to print 2 layers for tool 0 then 2 layers for tool 1. I want it to alternate between tools without optimization. I thought this is what "print layers sequentially without optimization" did. Any advice would be appreciated.

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dkightley
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Re: Sequential printing

Thu May 11, 2017 3:00 pm

Is this the same question?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7426
Doug Kightley
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intentional3d
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Re: Sequential printing

Thu May 11, 2017 3:54 pm

Ill reiterate: I have 2 cubes, call them 1 and 2. I want my slicer to print a layer of 1 and then 2, layer change, 1, then 2, repeat.
To simplify, I want 12L12L12L... Where L is layer change
What simplify3d is doing is 12L21L12L21.

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