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AstroPrint Now Features a Save Custom Slicer Settings Option

by • January 18, 2016 • 8s Comments

3dp_astroprint_logoCloud-based 3D printing management software AstroPrint was turn it intod to contribute users a high-quality, quicker and simpler alternative to standard off-line slicers. Because users have a profile online which saves all of their settings and printing device profiles in the cloud, there is no longer any require to install software on multiple devices and update and manage each device individually. That may not seem like a big deal to a lone manufacturer with a single 3D printing device, but it can turn it into a massive mess for manufacturerspaces, 3D printing labs, schools or just of anyone with additional than one 3D printing device. Provided users have web-enabled devices, each machine can be regulated, monitored or sliced directly of the internet.

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Slicing and printing settings.

As the AstroPrint team told 3DPrint.com, “This was one of the many requested showcases of our users” — and this week they are finally adding the version to save custom slicer setting profiles for specific 3D printing devices and 3D printing materials. This allows for users who like to tweak and customize individual settings to create specific results the version of losing the notebook and just keep their settings on their AstroPrint profile. The new save version is perfect for anyone looking to print multiple versions via the same settings like prototyping or small-scale making when consistency is required and the require to enter custom settings each time a new print starts is a massive hassle.

New AstroPrint version allows for custom slicer settings to be saved.

New AstroPrint version allows for custom slicer settings to be saved.

But AstroPrint does point out which these settings can just be saved for a specific 3D printing device via a specific printing material. So if a user wants to save slicer settings for an Ultimanufacturer 2 via ABS the settings can just be saved for which manufacture of printing device via which material. If the user and so wants to use the same settings for a MakerBot via PLA, or actually the same printing device just with a various material, and so s/he may require to enter those custom settings again. This is to practuallyt cluttering of newly saved slicing versions and to avoid any confusion when nominateing the desired slicing settings. So to manufacture things simpler to manage, the custom settings can just be visible as an version when the specific printing device/material combination has been nominateed.

Settings can be saved in the Printer Profile settings version.

Settings can be saved in the Printer Profile settings version.

AstroPrint posted an update on their blog detailing the deplete system and while I haven’t had a accident to check the showcase out for myself really yet, it looks relatively painless and straightforward. Whilst creating a new 3D print file if users want to add and save custom settings, they just require to nominate the 3D printing device being utilized, the material type and and so click on the Advanced Slicer Settings link. Once the custom settings have been entered the Save My Custom Settings check box version can be on the market. Just check the box and a text box can open which allows for users to enter up to forty characters so the settings can be named.

Clicking on specific printing devices can show saved versions, and they can in addition be deleted here.

Clicking on specific printing devices can show saved versions, and they can in addition be deleted here.

Users can and so select to slice and print their version at which time, or hold off, as long as the box is checked the custom settings can be saved. At this point, whenever a user turn it intos a new 3D print file their custom settings can be on the market as an version in the Choose Your Print Quality section of the interface. Just remember, the custom settings can just be visible for the precise 3D printing device and material version which it was entered for, so don’t freak out if you don’t see them, just manufacture certain which you have the correct printing device nominateed.

The new Save My Custom Settings version is technically yet in beta testing, but the showcase is on the market for all current AstroPrint users. But since nothing has been finalized of it, the AstroPrint team encourages users to experiment with the new showcase and let them understand what does and does not work of it on their forums. You can read the full instructions for via the new save version and for removing out-dated or unnecessary saved settings over on the AstroPrint Blog.