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Layer seam excessivly visible

by Keepars

Hey all,

Iv been working a lot with simplify 3d and i have every setting damn near perfect except the visibility of the start/end of a layer blisters outward. I have an Anet A8 with an E3D V6 Bowden setup. The two images attached are of two benchys, The benchy on the left has the layer start points set to "Optimize start points for fastest printing speed" and as you can see the bow of benchy is quite ugly from the start points. The benchy on the right is using "Choose start point for closest to specific location" I picked a spot close to the front corner of the bow of benchy and you can see the seam in img_1641. I have played with retraction speed and coasting distance, my coasting distance is set to 0.4mm.

Would adjusting settings in the firmware like increasing jerk speed help this? my jerk speeds are XY 10mm/s and Z 0.3mm/s and my accelerations are 400mm/s2. Looking at them now they seem kind of slow to me.

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Sizing Print help

by Fxguy

Hey guys! I'm in need of some help. I'm trying to print an Infinity Gauntlet for my son from here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3205209
I initially sized it uniformly at 75% for the palm, which works perfectly for his smaller hands. However, when I sized the fingers to 75%, they print too tight to slide all the way on his finger. His fingers are kind of short so I tried keeping X and Y at 100% and shrinking Z down to 75%. Then the problem is that it fits, slides all the way on, but it interferes with being able to bend the finger fully.
Any help / ideas appreciated. I started out with measuring his hand and adjusting in Simplify 3D accordingly.

Wearable Infinity Gauntlet
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Print fails always around 93%

by daveinhull

Hi,

I have a Qidi Pro-X and I'm trying to print in ABS some rollers and each time they get to around 93% (about 90mm high) they fail. The plastic has burn marks and eventually the head pulls the part from the bed and its wasted. See pictures.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what is happening. Hot end temp tried between 135 and 150, bed temp although not the problem until the head hits the part is set at 90.

I've tried re-slicing at different setting and layer height, temperatures, speeds, and I've even made the part again and a little small thinking the height was the problem. Still happens.

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Simplify3D Color change, filament change, pausing

by STIG_

So there really is a lack of proper info out there on how to do that. So after much research, i think i got it.

https://youtu.be/OiixypnOS8o

Filament Color Change with S3D

First Choose which option you are interested on.

Option A
You want to display your current layers on your LCD.
You want to pause print, move hot end out of the way, and change filament then resume.

Option B
You want to pause print, move hot end out of the way, and change filament then resume.

Here is the code.

Option A
Go to Process Settings
Go to Scripts Tab
On the bottom box (post processing) enter

{REPLACE "; layer" "M117 Layer"}
{REPLACE " Z = " " Z="}
{REPLACE "\nM117 Layer 4, Z=" "\nG1 X10 Y5\nM0\nM117 Layer 4, Z="}

Please note you must change the layer's number to the layer you want the color to change at!
You can repeat the third line as many times as needed, just update the layer number accordingly.
**Order of the above code matters. Enter it exactly. The third line assumes the previous two lines exist.

Option B
Go to Process Settings
Go to Scripts Tab
On the bottom box (post processing) enter

{REPLACE "; layer 4, Z = " "\nG1 X10 Y5\nM0\n; layer 4, Z = "}

Please note you must change the layer's number to the layer you want the color to change at!
You can repeat the third line as many times as needed, just update the layer number accordingly.

In simple terms, this is what it accomplishes.
First line adds M117 to the layers on the Gcode. It displays them on the LCD.
Second line eliminates some spaces so the whole data shows on a 20x4 display.
Third line is what looks for the M117 Layers label, enters a new line and inserts the coordinates to park, and pauses print.

UPDATE 1/14/17
Tip: (Thanks Plust)
Place a semicolon for the Option A 3th line or the line in Option B if you need a print without changing filament.
Example:

{REPLACE "; layer" "M117 Layer"}
{REPLACE " Z = " " Z="}
;{REPLACE "\nM117 Layer 4, Z=" "\nG1 X10 Y5\nM0\nM117 Layer 4, Z="}

UPDATE 12/9/2017
I have found out that for the Wanhao Duplicator i3 the pause command is M25 instead of M0. Update script code accordingly.

Also, some firmwares do not recognize M0 as pause, in that case, you may also try M600

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