Interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for the beta versions.
S3D seems to make you peg every single area. Great for fine control, but if you want to sweep an area, not so great. Perhaps for MatterControl if you have a toggle to allow pin-point placement, or switch to "paint" mode and select and area? (Not sure how that would work in the 3D setting)
New to MatterControl, but I think I've poked around at every nook and cranny of it over the past couple of days and one thing I don't see is the ability to set the generation of support material selectively.
Something like S3D, where apparently you can say "Print support material here, and here, but not there." (Tempted to buy S3D to try this)
So far I'm liking MatterControl over Cura. Having selective support material options would be bonus. If it's not already available, is it something that's being considered?
Thanks for the reply. I took a chance a just copied the wipe code into MatterControl, replacing the relevant section. Seems to work just fine. I'd be more comfortable if the bed didn't shoot so far forward, as the first tip *just* touches the wipe pad, but I'll worry about tweaking that later.
The Y axis for the 2nd extruder was "-50" (*minus* being the key), and seems to be working fine after a couple of test prints. It's weird thinking about how the numbers will be interpreted, but fortunately everyone seems to follow the same co-ordinates, so the dual extruder calibration steps for the TAZ 6 seemed to work just fine in MatterControl.
I did see the Printer Profile Bounty. Not sure that I would have any *significant* tweaking to qualify, but I'll keep it in mind.
As an aside, love the "Preheat" buttons!
We recently purchased a Lulzbot TAZ 6 with an upgrade to their new Dual Extruder v2. After a few mis-steps with Cura, I discovered MatterControl. Initial testing seems good, except I've noticed a few things. Perhaps someone can shed some light?
1) The starting gCode which performs the nozzle wipe does not seem to take into account the new dimensions of the head, starting too far forward on the Y axis and driving the 2nd nozzle off the cleaning strip and onto the front left corner's washer. I've compared Cura's starting gCode with MatterControl's and noticed a few little differences.
Here is the wipe code from Cura:
G1 X-17 Y100 F3000 ; move above wiper pad G1 Z1 ; push nozzle into wiper G1 X-19 Y95 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-17 Y90 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-19 Y85 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-17 Y90 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-19 Y80 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-17 Y95 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-19 Y75 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-17 Y85 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-19 Y80 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-17 Y70 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-19 Y75 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-17 Y95 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-19 Y90 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-17 Y85 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-19 Y90 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-17 Y80 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-19 Y95 F1000 ; slow wipe G1 X-17 Y75 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-19 Y85 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-17 Y80 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-19 Y90 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 X-17 Y85 F2000 ; fast wipe G1 Z10 ; raise extruder
There's a few other things, like warming up both extruders, but I think this wipe code is the sticking point.
2) When telling MatterControl that the TAZ 6 has 2 extruders, no adjustments appear to be made with regard to the position of the 2nd extruder in relation to the first. I did find the area to make that adjustment, but just have to confirm my measurements (I initially entered "5" in the Y offset, because the 2nd nozzle is in front of the first), forgetting that the software likely wants mm not cm. (I'll have to try "50" after this current print finishes)
3) The bed dimensions do not seem to be correct for the TAZ 6. The listed dimensions from AO say: Print Area: 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm (11.02 in x 11.02 in x 9.8 in), but MatterControl shows something else.
4) Not specifically related to the TAZ, but there doesn't seem to be a PVA filament in the available filaments list. I chose to add a new filament and try to set it up, but it seems weird that filaments would include all sorts of printer settings, too. I'm wondering if I'm going too far. If I'm using nGen or ABS as my primary filament, and tell the printer to print support materials using head 2, and set head two to the specific temp I want in the settings/controls, will that suffice? Do I really need to go through and create a whole new filament?
I'm going to poke around as best I can, but I'm learning under a deadline, so I don't have much time for trial and error on 8-hour print jobs.
Any suggestions to help tweak MatterControl for this printer would be appreciated.
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