DrD wrote: ↑Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:39 pm
Just as the title says.... What are auto-configure categories and how do we use them?
@S3D Team: Do you folks have any documentation/tutorials/FAQs on this feature and how it works? I browsed
the FAQ and other informational sections of this site and couldn't find any info on it.
Thanks in advance.
Auto Config Categories are like the Auto Config for Material and Auto Config for Quality. Those auto config categories have presets for Material (PLA, ABS, PVA, Nyon) and Quality (Fast, Medium, High) By default each preset is tied to a setting. When you choose a preset, for example Quality High, the layer height is adjusted to .1mm, Medium it gets set to .2mm, Fast it gets set to .3mm.
The config categories allow you to tie settings to a configuration preset. For example I have a Auto-Config for Extruder and when I change the nozzle from .4 to .6 I have Nozzle Diameter, Extrusion Multiplier, Extrusion Width Mode, Extrusion Width, Use Retraction, Retract Distance, Extra Restart, Distance, Retract Vertical Life, Retract Speed, Coast at End, and Coasting Distance set to that Category. I then make an "Option" by clicking the "..." below the Auto-Configure for Extruder category that I created. I name the option .4 and another option .6. I change the settings so they match the .4 nozzle then click update profile. Then I change it to the .6 option and then change the settings to match the .6 nozzle and then click update profile.
To change back to .4 nozzle settings. I just choose the .4 option under the Auto-Configure for Extruder category and all the settings tied to that category that I had saved for .4 nozzle gets changed from the .6 that I had entered. To change back to .6 I just choose from the drop down menu .6 and all the settings I saved for .6 will load into the settings I bound to the Extruder category. You can choose what settings each category controls by clicking the "..." to the right of "Save as New..." and then "Assign Settings to Categories" and choosing what settings get controlled by what categories.
Have fun making presets. I already have one for Infill Percentage and Extruder. I could probably make one for Strength and tie it to Outline Perimeters and Top Solid Layers and Bottom Solid Layers.