Ok it appears to be two things going on.
For item 1) it is a corrupted complex object. MatterHackers tech support says it is due to a mesh defect. Not sure how that came about as the object was created using add and subtract parts of MC.
For item, 2) Apparently I was not waiting long enough for the subtract to complete.
The hourglass and progress bar for Subtract is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY TOO teeny!
Thanks to Tech support for spotting and point the progress bar issue out but MatterHackers should make it bigger. Seriously.
I do have to say, this machine has not been a smooth experience for me. I expect this kind of setup and tweaking for a machine that came out of a kickstarter, not one that is sold as an engineering unit.
Connecting to a laptop got these 2 errors to come up (sorry, had to re-size them)
Hook it up to another machine, and these were the first 2 fun messages. After that, only took 2 tries to get an unsatisfying benchy. This was on standard mode, not fast. Looks horrible for an hour-20. (albeit I was using the leftovers of a roll of Raise3d Premium PLA that was vacuum stored)
The Combine and Subtract operations are very sensitive to geometry being manifold or water tight. The Twist operation often produces non-manifold geometry that can be a problem for these functions. We are working on a new method to do object merging that should address these issues. This new method will also work on Mac and Linux where the current method does not.
We currently expect this to be release in mid August.
@tinken Ok, thank you. As I said I use CUDA for work, which I mostly do on my Mint build so i cannot avoid using Nvidia Linux drivers. I suppose I will have to live with only using MatterControl on windows.
@larsbrubaker It is all ok. I am no longer chained to Mattercontrol since I went to Duet and no longer need MC to level my bed. But if you are making engineering parts using MC/Pulse with usb connection, it has to be on Linux or you will get interrupts on Windows, even if you unplug from the internet.
I use MatterControl because it is superior to the other slicers (I have most of them), except for when you are making a large print in Nylon, then Simplify is better because of multiple skirt layers.
Alternatively, the printers also have a wifi card, that enable me to connect fine with an IP and with port I can specify (currently 8686), but even in MC network mode, it reports it can't open the port.
@tinken Yes I understand how subtract works, I know you are trying to help. However it appears that a subbtracted flattend part got corrupted. I got around it by using Combine. Once I combined the part that was erroneously subtracting, subtract worked corectly.
Salut. Il existe un livre disponible sur Amazon pour Mattercontrol, mais il est obsolète. Si vous recherchez ceci, vous pouvez récupérer une copie utilisée. Le livre couvre beaucoup de choses que vous ne trouverez pas dans la base de connaissances en ligne.
Hello. There is a book available on Amazon for Mattercontrol, but it is out of date. If you search for this, you can pick up a used copy. The book covers many things you will not find in the online knowledge base.
We would love to look into what might be the problem. If you are willing, you can zip the following files and send them to me @matterhackers.com (NOTE: you will need to go to your actual username):
C:\Users\ Your Windows User Name \AppData\Local\MatterControl\MatterControl.db
C:\Users\ Your Windows User Name \AppData\Local\MatterControl\data\default.mcp
C:\Users\ Your Windows User Name \AppData\Local\MatterControl\Profiles\ Your MC User Name \opentabs.json
If you just want to try to get things working your can reset your app data.
Hope that helps.
This might seem a bit complicated but it will accomplish what you are asking.
Add your part to the bed
Add a measure tools to the bed (the yellow arrows in the tool bar)
Measure the inside of your part that you want to change
Group the measure tool and your part together
Right click and add a Modify -> Transform -> Scale to the group
Switch to Percentage
Turn off Lock Proportions
Adjust the Width and Depth by the same percentage to get the size you want
The size will show on the measure tools
All this will be easier in the future. The measure tool will automatically stay with your part and the scale tool is going to get a lock proportions for xy (as this questions shows the need).
If you submit an issue to support with the profile and the things you are trying to print, we'll be happy to look into it.
Here is how to export the profile.
And the best way to share the print is to save it to your cloud library and then send a share code in the support ticket.
You can also add all the same stuff to GitHub if that is easier for you.
Insert a cylinder
Right click it
Select Convert to Wipe Tower
With this method you can define both the shape and the position of the wipe tower. The tower will stop printing as soon as no more transition are required and the top of the shape will continue to be projected up as long as there is a need for more tower (even if the original shape is short).
Hope that helps