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Simplify 3d + OctoPrint

Discussion in 'Software' started by Iamkar33m, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Iamkar33m

    Iamkar33m New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new here to 3D printing with Simplify3d and Octoprint. I've been using Cura w/ my previous printer (Monoprice Select Mini v2), and I'm trying to grasp the logistical differences in gcode generation between the slicer and octoprint.

    In Simplify3d, I downloaded the profile posted in another thread for the R2 and it has the following starting script:

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    M104 S[extruder0_temperature] ; start heating the extruder
    G28 ; home all axes
    G29 ; run auto bed leveling routine
    G4 S2 ; wait for 2 seconds
    G1 Z10 F1000 ; move the bed down
    G1 X1 Y1 F1500 ; move to starting position
    M109 S[extruder0_temperature] ; wait for extruder to reach the set temperature
    G1 Z0.3 F1000 ; prime start position
    G1 X150 E10 F600 ; prime nozzle
    G1 X190 F3000 ; quick wipe
    Now in Octoprint, I found this starting script in the settings:

    Code:
    G21 ; set to millimeters
    G90 ; set to absolute mode
    G92 E0 ; zero extruder
    M107 ; turn off fans
    M104 S230 ; non blocking heatup of extruder and bed
    M140 S60
    G28 ; home all axis
    G29 ; probe for bed autolevel plane
    G4 S2 ; pause for 2 seconds
    G1 Z15 F300 ; move bed down 15mm
    G1 X1 Y1 F7200 ; move to front left corner
    M109 S230 ; heat to priming line temp
    M140 S60
    G1 Z0.3 ; move bed to printing position
    G1 X190 E15.0 F500 ; print 190mm priming line
    G1 Z15 F300 ; move bed down
    G92 E0 ; zero extruder
    G1 F7200 ; set movement speed
    It seems to me that the machine is doing quite a bit of redundant things... is it better to just clear the startup script from one software over the other?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

    Best,
    Kareem
     
  2. supercazzola

    supercazzola Active Member

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    I think the best practice is to remove the scripts from S3D and let Octo scripts be the authoritative source.


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  3. WheresWaldo

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    I think it really is personal preference, I stripped OctoPrint because I don't like the start up scripts there. The rest of the scripts I left just slightly modified.
     
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  4. Kilrah

    Kilrah Well-Known Member

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    Opposite here, I cleared the octoprint script since only the slicer knows at what temp to preheat things.
     
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  5. Geof

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    Yes! :D. I just removed that preheat junk and prime line :D. I always print with at least 2 skirts, I dont need no stinkin prime ;) and hated that it would warm up to 230 then cool down then warm back up after the eon of waiting on the bed to heat up, silly! :D
     
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  6. supercazzola

    supercazzola Active Member

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    I stand corrected... also, I requested Allen see what could be done to get us some file space on this forum so we could start storing FFF profiles, etc...


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  7. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    I dont think you'll get very far with allen as he doesn't have a presence on the forum. You'd have to talk to @Jerry RoBo 3D . a 2nd part to that is there is plenty of space for you to upload a .fff to this thread or any if you'd like. External link that you curate such as a drop box of the such works until you are no longer maintaining it. If you search back through the forum (+ or - updates that wiped out some stuff) you'll find a literal ton of .fff. I know @mark tomlinson and I have both posted at least 3 each in the R1 sections.

    to sum it all up :D Post away ;)
     
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    It is the actual forum software if I understand them. I am not familiar enough with it (XenForo) to say for certain if it is capable of what we want. They have made some noises about changing it, but we want to be careful not the "throw the baby out with the bathwater" as there is a lot of good information already here so if we switch forum software we want to be able to preserve the content we already have as well.

    Like @Geof said -- create a thread and upload away or link to GoogleDrive/DropBox/etc
     
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