@natewin We'll honor the $15 credit for submission of a profile that fixes a major issue, but we will decide what is a major issue and what isn't. Basically, we're looking to reward significant effort, so as long as your profile is vastly improved over the current iteration we would consider it a new profile and issue the $15 credit.
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.
You would be right that our nozzle offset from the bed is calculated from the top because of how our Pulse printer is set up. (Unless I am wrong and Lars drops in to tell me otherwise ;D)
I believe that if you input values for bed leveling in MatterControl then you should see the Z height adjust mid print to compensate. I am not sure if there is a significant range it needs to meet to actually apply an adjustment but you should see it. An easy way of seeing it is to run a print with raft and the interface layer from part to raft will easily show the compensation on larger parts. Only down side to this test is that you need to enable raft.
Just adding to what Lars mentioned above, I will be here to take any suggestions and bugs and send them on up the chain. Any and all input, positive or negative, will be taken and built upon. Our goal is to build a good slicer software and we know there will always be a few bugs but know that we will always work to eliminate them.
Thanks again guys!
I just upgraded my computer to 10.14.3 from 10.13.6, I had a few moments where the printer didn't want to connect but after cycling the printer and restarting the app I'm printing again. Not sure if I had extensions loaded that were from my previous setup, I don't remember installing anything specific just for the printer.
I checked my log right after the computer was upgraded and found the following actions attributed to MatterControl:
default 17:37:11.559224 -0600 MatterControlMac LaunchServices observer: Uninstalled plugins
default 17:37:11.608893 -0600 MatterControlMac Failed to find plugin with UUID
default 17:37:11.611080 -0600 MatterControlMac LaunchServices observer: Uninstalled plugins
default 17:37:11.635755 -0600 MatterControlMac LaunchServices observer: Installed plugins
Not sure if that will ring a bell with anyone familiar with that background processes.
I've had the shutdown/crash issue with version 2.0 but I found restarting the computer between prints trends to eliminate the crash. I'm monitoring other threads on this forum to see if there is a fix for that.
Computer: Mac Pro (late 2013) w/ 512GB SSD, 64GB RAM
Printer: SeeMeCNC RoStock MAX 2.0
MatterControl Version: 22.214.171.12423
Thanks, generally any device I have put on the print server/ camera/ printer/ 3dprinter, trying to remember the other things, they all seem to be found as a USB attached device. Thanks I will reach out to them.
I think we need to see what is going on, I have at least 3 people across the different areas I cover saying the function is not working but I have not been provided screen shots or video to show what is happening. I would also ask if it is being attempted with the primitives or other STL's.
The Print button being Red is going to be because of the color scheme that is selected in the MatterControl Settings. My preference is Modern Dark. You may have Classic Dark set up. You can also adjust the accent colors in each theme above the theme selection. (AAAAAAANNNNNND now it is set to Orange because I did not think to change it)
You could use this same process to split parts down and section them off. If you wanted to lets say cut a part in half you would use a box and section off half of the part and use the subtract tool.
Take a look at this:
I'm sorry I haven't posted on here, see my dad is leaving soon and I'm trying to get as much time with him as I can, do you mind just coming back here when you get the notification?
Thanks again for helping,
I think I may not have been as clear as I could have, if you were to make multiple slicing templates for both "Quality" and "Material" then you would be able to swap over to the test settings and this should not change the other profile presets. This test profile would sync in the account but you would have it separate from the other profiles you have loaded that you want to use.
The easiest thing would be to load up new printer profile all together. This one is in the "Hardware" tab and you just load up a new Pulse Profile but name it something different like Test Bench or something.
Not sure what is up with that grey text, in the second post but I see the issue possibly. Have you updated Mattercontrol in a while? Try updating to the current stable version and see if the G-Code is still a little funky.
Selective support has made it into MC 2.0 which is currently undergoing some changes at the moment. Here is what we have at the moment but this is only available on the Alpha at the moment.
A bunch of new features and adjustments are being added every month so please let us know if there is anything you would like to see and we will see if we can make it happen down the road.
Great, thank you!
Most of the situations I have had to modify the STL are like Eyeballs, and places where the two intersect multiple times. By the time I separate the objects I can just as easily merge them. This is especially the case when 1 object intersects itself.
I love all of the 3d printable items that are out there to download, but some of the real nice looking ones are a pain to print correctly because of this issue, and a few others.