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by DAP
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Stupid Slic3r question...
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Stupid Slic3r question...

The printer will not print right if the width requested is less than the nozzle width. As stated elsewhere in their documentation, the width should be between 100% and 150% of the nozzle width. Certainly, the amount of plastic varies with the layer hight, and the software compensates for that, but I...
by DAP
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Stupid Slic3r question...
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Stupid Slic3r question...

Why is the "Default extrusion width" when set as a percentage, a percentage of the layer height? Wouldn't it make more sense to make this a percentage of the nozzle diameter?
by DAP
Thu May 18, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: [Tip] Converting OpenSCAD files easily to STEP with FreeCAD
Replies: 8
Views: 31583

Re: [Tip] Converting OpenSCAD files easily to STEP with FreeCAD

The usual problem I have with FreeCAD is that after I get into a design, I find I need to adjust the dimensions in a sketch. This usually ends up with multiple things broken, and it is usually easier to start over than to try and fix the errors. When doing a complex sketch, I got into a loop where i...
by DAP
Wed May 17, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: [Tip] Converting OpenSCAD files easily to STEP with FreeCAD
Replies: 8
Views: 31583

Re: [Tip] Converting OpenSCAD files easily to STEP with FreeCAD

I have been using OpenSCAD because I found FreeCAD too unstable. Both OpenSCAD and FreeCAD are incomplete, missing some critical functions, but FreeCAD, if anything goes wrong, I found I had to scrap the design and start over. I've never been able to fix a design once it breaks. I have been using Fr...
by DAP
Sun May 14, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Backlash
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Backlash

What you describe, I would expect to appear only for a short distance (while the head is accelerating). The problem I am having extends the entire 5.75" of the inside of the back wall in the photograph. (you can't see it in the thumbnail, you need to view the whole image). The back wall is depressed...
by DAP
Sun May 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Backlash
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Backlash

I am seeing an effect in my prints that appears to be gear backlash, i.e. the print head does not go to exactly the same location when approaching from one direction as it does from the other. The belts do not appear to be loose, nor do the pulleys or motors. I looked in both Cura and Slic3r but did...
by DAP
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Repository for Cura on Linux is reporting errors
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Repository for Cura on Linux is reporting errors

It occurred to me that I had upgraded my Mint system to 18.1.
I un-installed and re-installed the repository, and it seems to be working now.
by DAP
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Repository for Cura on Linux is reporting errors
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Repository for Cura on Linux is reporting errors

The auto updater on my system is reporting errors when it tries to check if a new version of Cura is available. I get the following errors which started a few weeks ago: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG ...
by DAP
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Taz 6 Bed leveling chaotic
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

Re: Taz 6 Bed leveling chaotic

Is the bed level front to back? It looked like the back of the bed is significantly lower than the front.
by DAP
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: TAZ Slic3r profiles
Replies: 6
Views: 4893

Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

You can pull the start and end Gcode from our Cura profiles to ensure you have the bed leveling routine set properly. The machine settings will also be in Cura located under Machine > Machine Settings. You can use these settings as a base profile for any slicing program out there. It was not quite ...