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Discussion in 'Software' started by John Rygg, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. lemuba

    lemuba Active Member

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    That´s how it works for me:

    Start Script:

    G28 ; Home all axes
    G1 Z5 F5000 ;lift nozzle
    G28 Z0 ; Home Z again in case there was filament on nozzle
    G29 ; Autocalibrate bed
    G1 Z0.65; Adjust Z offset
    G92 Z0 ; Define new Z home

    End Script:

    M104 S0 ; turn off extruder
    M140 S0 ; turn off bed
    G28 X0 ; home X axis
    M84 ; disable motors
     
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    I know this post is coupla years old...but thanks for the detailed report, it really does help better understand whether the license will be of use for me. Thanks for the post John.
     
  3. Psychophoria

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    -Snip- (Answered my own question.)
    I went from a completely failed print, to a beautiful one so far.
    Thanks a lot.
     
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  4. Geof

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    Just purchased. Couldn't be happier. A big thanks to everyone that has posted information (and the same questions I had starting out! )Big thanks to @Printed Solid for selling this and supporting me when I initially ran into issues.

    Well worth the money!
     
  5. Billm

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    well thanks to printed solid, I just received the LCD screen and the Simplify3d software and got a good print right off. only one problem, initial print it looks like the nozzel is too close to the glass and I don't know how to change the Z offset, or see the Gcode generated. Also after it goes through the auto level it still seems to smeer the glass in the back of the printer but looks fine toward the front. Any ideas?
     
  6. Geof

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    you find the g code script under scripts, starting script. You'll see z - (some number I think 1.0 as default). You change the number in relation to which direction you need to go.

    To watch the g code press control and p and it brings up the printer control panel. You'll find the comm log in there
     
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  7. JOAQUIN PICCI

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    Code:
    G1 Z5 F5000 ; lift Z by 5mm
    G28 ; home all axes
    M565 Z-0.8; set the offset for auto-leveling mechanism
    G29 ; run auto-level
    M300 S440 P200 ;A4: 440
    G0 Z5

    The z offset is:
    Code:
    M565 Z-0.8; set the offset for auto-leveling 
     
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  8. Printed Solid

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    The other two responses above are good. (thanks guys/gals!)

    You can open gcode files in any text editor (wordpad, notepad, etc) if you want to view the entire thing.

    @Billm , feel free to call me if you're having trouble. Calls are always welcome. If I was short last time you called it was because I was fasting preparing for a minor medical procedure and a bit grouchy from being hungry!
     
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  9. mark tomlinson

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    Another reason why Matt rocks.
     
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    Just an example of some of the features.
     
  12. danzca6

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    There is a contest to win simplify 3d found here. https://wn.nr/VSHQ6 - "The Hot End" channel

    Joel is also doing a giveaway for s3d this weekend found here - "3D Printing Nerd"

    These guys both do great job on their videos and Joel can be pretty funny. Watch his pancake bot video where he did a dinner party with pancakes...and a big bottle of Vodka on the table. Just funny.
     
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  13. danzca6

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    From down under, the hot end channel has some good simplify vids. Oh...and there are still time left to enter his giveaway contest for S3D.

     
  14. PACNOR RC AEROSYSTEMS

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    I got infinitely better prints! Best $150.00 I ever spent.
     
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    It is hard to explain that to folks which is why I wish there was a way to trial/demo it. I often offer to slice problematic files for people just so they can see how it works. Given the cost of similar process control stuff (my lathe and CNC and even CAD software is ridiculous in comparison) is is actually cheap.
     
  16. PACNOR RC AEROSYSTEMS

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    Just tell them how much a MasterCAM license costs compared to this LOL.
     
  17. robert sanchez

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    I totally agree. Best $150 I ever spent. I'd do it again if I had to.
     
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    It has at least a couple more zeros on it...minimum.
     
  19. Terry Reilley

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    Well, leave it to me to be the doom and gloom guy for what I initially thought was the best $149.00 I've spent thus far. I purchased S3D about a week or so ago and out of the "box", it worked great. That all changed a couple of days ago when my first layer went to crap and I cannot get the first layer to stick.

    I should preface my aggravation by stating that I have a Robo 3D R1 Plus and have added a PEI surface on the print bed so I can print ABS without spraying an entire can of AquaNet on the glass bed (which chipped a few times in the process of removing prints). The PEI worked great and I faithfully clean it with 91% IPA as needed. So on to my issue:

    I've had absolutely no problems with the first layer until I printed a very tall print (190mm). After it completed, my ABS will no longer stick to the print bed and I get a hairy mess. This is what I have done to try and resolve:

    1. Checked PEI to make sure it was clean. Even lightly sanded it. No joy.
    2. Re-leveled the bed using the Print Bed Level tool. No joy.
    3. Noted that the filament was curling up, so I pulled the hexagon hot end and cleaned everything completely.
    4. Tried resetting S3D several times and still not resolved.

    Here's the catch - I can print models in MatterControl and it works perfectly every time - without re-leveling the bed!!! WTH?

    I've contacted tech support but they basically pointed me to their print quality guide which I memorized weeks ago to apply the concepts when using MatterControl. I wanted to move away from MatterControl because the supports aren't very good AND S3D prints way faster.

    I've tried adjusting Z offset and am still having issues. Does anyone have any ideas??? I love this application, but am just about ready to get a refund. Not sure why/how it went from working perfectly to this. I even considered my filament. I normally use Hatchbox but Amazon was out and I ordered another brand. I thought maybe it was poor quality filament but it works in MC, so what gives?
     
  20. mark tomlinson

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    Nah, not a material issue. There is something mis-set with Simplify3D.

    You might want to help us help you by posting your process file for review.

    My Vulcan mind-meld is weak.
     

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