Don't like necro'ing threads, but I have a CTC branded printer (Pretty sure it's a makerbot clone). Is it possible to have it added to your list of printers? Happy to export my settings out for you to look at.
I have a Robo. Where did the option for Automatic Print Leveling go?You are probably getting confused about the different kinds of print leveling that are available. Your Robo has hardware leveling which allows it to probe the height of the bed before each print. Other printers don't have this feature, so for them MatterControl has the option to use automatic software leveling. This is where you measure the height of 3 points on the bed using the piece of paper. If you try to use both types of leveling at once, they will conflict with each other and cause problems. This is why the option for software leveling is now hidden if you have a Robo or any other type of printer with a probe. For more information on the various types of leveling, and how to configure them, look at our article on Automatic Print Leveling.
If you are using MC under Printer (on right side) you got the bed popup you can expand I think its under general and change it there don't want to mess with it while printing, The Z offset is under probe offset but you got to reverse the signs. They did that to keep everyone on their toes I guess.
Are you guys going to do Volumetric E and variable layer widths anytime soon? And also fix the layer time estimation for small parts.
And while we are at it it would be great if each new version comes with a readme that tells you what was fixed and what was changed. So we don't have to call support for things like "where is the Z offset now" and "where is the supports option" etc. IOW when you remove, add or move something there should be something popping up saying "here is whats new in version ...." A Change log like any other software update does
Thank you for your quick reply!
I can understand that it wouldn't work with some geometry-
But it's not working under any circumstances (e.g. even subtracting a cube from a cube) while it works perfectly fine from another computer.
So it's a generic problem not related to the type of mesh/geometry, and rather random (given that it does not occur on a few machines with the exact same configuration).
The old beta version works fine on all of the machines but does crash at times.
I have done that and started doing that again. I just stopped posting feature requests as I felt they fell under the table. Besides I was told repeatedly to take the issues up with Tech support so they have my comments/suggestions.
My main issues to repeat them here with MC slicer are.
Foremost you can't slice Volumetric. Marlin which the pulse runs on works much better in volumetric mode granted it won't make much difference if you print Phil A Ments but it does on gears here is a link to a video I made on that
Then you cannot specify layer width and that helps in combination with the extrusion multiplier with accuracy and layer adhesion. You see what we print here and on my channel all mechanical parts and gears gears and did I say gears.
Then the time estimates are off. Now its not that important when the part finishes but it gets the layer times wrong sometimes as much as +/- 60% and that impacts cooling when you print small parts.
And then I have yet to be able to slice a plate full of gears. I can slice a small number like 3 or 4 (IDK how many as I have stopped using MC for that for above reasons and this one) Right now for example I am printing 4 gears with 267459 facets each sliced in SLIC3R the gcode file is 56MB If I slice that in MC I can come back an hour later and its either dead or still working on it no way to tell. SLIC3R is not perfect it sometimes dies too (about 2x a week) but I can live with that.
Look I have no problem helping out and I have but my first priority are the Kids of FRC Team 1989 for whom all that printing takes place. We fell way short last season due to issues with the printer both software and hardware wise and you guys were helpful. Even though there are/were plenty of annoyances. But I am still helping out here, and with messages to tech support. My history on Github was not that pleasant I causes a lot of complaints in posting it in the wrong format, posting something in the Pulse group that should have been posted in the MC group and vice versa and posting there some stuff that should have been posted to tech support. Well I am just a customer and did not get the memo of proper procedure so now mostly I make it work somehow for myself, once the warranty is up I will make certain changes especially to the wireing and electrical to prevent future mishaps as we (the school and team 1989) have decided to not do anything to void your warranty even though that is a moving target too
But as I said so far we were able to work it all out and I am still here running about 5kg of filament through the printer for the school and the team and now using what I have learned to help people here and on other FRC related boards. And maybe this year we get the whole robot figured out and done in case you don't know we are printing among other things a full FRC style robot (125 lb weight limit, 32x28x60 inch or thereabouts containing about 25 to 30kg of filament) Of course its a system of reusable interconnecting parts. I will add some from time to time to the Something positive thread here
I'll join in the chorus (or trio - so far). Just started using MatterControl under Linux and I like what I see - might replace Simplify3D for me (and I paid good money for it). The improvements in 2.0 are very attractive and looks like it would outshine Simplify3D completely with the built-in 3D design.
I looked into the Tevo's a while back and know some started of with a Creality CR10 profile for those. If you are into programming (I am) look into gcode and setting a printer up should not be too difficult. The important part will be that you get the printing dimensions right and the start point (where the nozzle homes too and its not always 0,0.0). So in the start code you want to home and get everything up to temp that can get up to temp if its an FDM printer. You might also look into existing profiles for those printers in other slicers (Slic3r, Cura etc) which are free and then copy the settings into MC as far as the gcode sections go. Unfortunately it all will require some googling and trial and error
Yeah, we have a folder in the Local Appdata folder. You can find this folder by searching %localappdata% in windows. If you simply rename the folder or remove it you will clear out the remainder of the data from MC when uninstalling it.
I do not believe MC logs the prints when completed but I could be wrong, I'll have to check.
In MC 2.0 we store the data in the directory Home>History>Print History
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