I run MC on a stand alone Win 7 laptop with 4GB ram,, when i start MC it runs smooth but when a print completes the memory is ramped up and stays that way, MC is very slow to respond and most times I am required to end the program through Task Manager. Some example pictures, I ran a print overnight and returned to see the screen like this:
The Task manager shows this:
Closing Task Manager shows this:
Restarting MC: (note memory usage at startup).
I am not the first experiencing this, it's been mention constantly on this forum, the program continues to consume memory until it maxes out and does not relinquish it even when prints are done.
@mavin I had the same issue.
logged out of MC
logged out of the cloud sync site
windopws PCs - deleted all the /[user]/appdata/local/mattercontrol folder
reinstalled, only signed into MC
Then it started working again just fine accessing the cloud library
But now I cant extrude, so that my bad now
@cope413 What are the multiplier settings?
In MatterControl: Slice Settings > Filament > Advanced > Extrusion Multiplier ratio or %.
If this does not fix the problem, it could also be a retraction issue. I use 8mm of retraction.
Click on the three dots in the upper right corner next to the temperature reading and select "Show Printer" > "General" and look for "Serial Port". Unplug the printer, check if any COMs disappear, and plug the printer back in to see if any COMs show up. If your printer does show appear, select it, and click connect in the upper left corner.
@larsbrubaker If you can make multiple layers on the skirt as well, then you can make a wall up around the outside of the part. Other slicers also do this. This makes a higher heated air barrier around the outside of the part and also keeps parts from air drafts and warping.
Can you see the error in the GCode preview? If there is a line segment that is not in the direction that you expect that would be a bug in the model or possibly how it is slicing. But if there is nothing in the gcode view that is showing this error it is in the settings (probably speed).