Something to consider:
Adding multiple layers to the Skirt instead of the Brim. The other slice companies do this. The skirt can be offset so that it touches the part and acts as if it is a brim(Distance from object=0). This also allows you to print a skirt around the object with additional layers. I think this would be useful when changing extrusion heads and allow you to purge any degraded plastic from the melt zone before printing. You may even be able to make the skirt wide enough and offset it so that it is partially inside and outside of the part, without becoming a full raft.
Please do not limit the number of skirt layers.
I tried to make my spool roller as wide as it is long. No matter what I tried, it would warp and peel off the bed surface. Sure I could print it in other materials less likely to warp, but I wanted Nylon. Single layer brims just tear off during the printing, but 5+ layer brims retain enough strength to hold the large bases down during printing and cool down. I have even mechanically added a brim to the part, but this is not effective because I run my first layers much slower and thinner to have the maximum layer adhesion and bonding. My 300 x 300mm build plate weights 1.8Kg (4lbs), necessary to keep the magnetic surface from lifting off the bed.
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.