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Craftware Gcode

Discussion in 'Software' started by gilar1ja, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. gilar1ja

    gilar1ja New Member

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    You'll have to forgive me for rookie questions, here. I've been using mattercontrol and printing recently. I'm having a tough time loving the supports, though, so I've started browsing around and looking at other slicers. I found craftware and was impressed, it seems to be a very nice slicer for free! Love the support options. I can't seem to figure out the gcode, though. The printer tries to print but seems to print a few inches above the actual bed. Should I be able to just copy the first part of the g-code out of any ole mattercontrol print (with settings that I like) and paste that into gcode from craftware and print? Does anyone have advice on how to use craftware?
     
  2. mark tomlinson

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    No, sorry, I can't help. Perhaps someone else has worked with it.
    I got tired of chasing slicer issues and spent my money on Simplify3D.
    I went through every free one first and got my moneys worth out of them.

    You should be able to modify the startup gcode section of it to include the autoleveling commands and then it will work.
    Something like this:

    G28 ; home all axes
    M565 Z-1.0 ; set the offset for auto-leveling mechanism
    G29 ; run auto-level



    Your M565 will be whatever your Z offset was in MC. Start with 1mm and adjust it up or down as needed.

    Good luck!
     
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    gilar1ja New Member

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    This seems to work. I had a MUCH longer block of code that I had come up with trying to steal from Mattercontrol gcode. I had to do some other settings changes to get everything to work. Still not perfectly dialed in but working pretty well.
     
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    The blocks in OctoPrint for the R2/c2 are huge, there is a lot you can do that is just the minimum :)
     
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    okay I have been trying to fix my printer after I updated it. Where do i go to edit the g code to fix this? I have been in arudino editor and I can't figure this out.
     
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    You edit this in your slicers startup GCode block. Not in the firmware.

    No clue about how to do that in the slicer you said you are using.
     
  7. XxGingerSharkxX

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    Yep I found it. But the hot end is malfunctioning. My PETG 1.75mm from Hatchbox is coming out all stringy. I replace the .4mm nozzle and it is still acting like it’s b
    Im using Mattercontrol latest version for R1+
     
  8. WheresWaldo

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    Two reasons for PETG to come out stringy, not hot enough, not enough retraction.
     
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    Yes, may the heating issue is there or there is a problem with a nozzle dispenser.
     
  10. tkoco

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    I hate to ask after the fact, however, which printer are you using? R1+, C2, R2, or E3?
     

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