Monday, January 2, 2017
Simplify3D settings for the CubeX Printer
I have gotten some great prints with the Simplify3D slicer software.
The software is not free, but I think well worth the price.
Just like with Kisslicer you need to have firmware 1.07 on your CubeX. That way it won't check if you have a CubeX cartridge installed or not.
The software puts out a .bfb file the the CubeX can read. Just like with Kisslicer you copy the file onto the memory stick for printing.
There are many adjustments you can do.
One of the really cool things is that you can set different print speed, layer thickness, infill, cooling, etc... per layers.
For example if you have a print that is wide and simple at the bottom and detailed at the top, you can have faster print speed, higher temp, etc... at the lower layers and then slow the print down at the top, add or reduce infill, fans on, etc...
Another great feature is that you can add and remove individual supports manually. - Very helpful.
The software is setup
Checkout there software for all the features.
One thing I liked better with Kisslicer is that you can see where the layer start is and therefore better select the preferred seam/print start location. Simplify3D has some different options for the layer start, but I don't see where the actual seam will be on the model when looking thru the sliced model. ???
The settings are saved in Process files with a ".fff" extension.
Those files can be imported and then will show up in the Profile pull down menu.
Make sure to select the proper extruder you want to use. There are several places / menu tabs where you need to select the extruder in the pull down menu.
Also make sure to set the filament diameter in the "Other" menu tab. (~1.69 mm for CubeX filament and ~ 1.75 mm for other standard filament).
Also make sure to set the proper temperature for the filament you are using.
To minimize filament remains to get dragged onto the first layer, I select "use skirt/brim" in the "Additions" menu and I also keep the same temperature for the first layer as the rest of the part. That way the printhead does not move away from the part for temp change after the first layer and will not create any unwanted stringing.
Here are some links to download the ".fff" process/profile files depending on your printer:
Note: These worked for me, no guarantee they will work on your printer. (I have the GRM heated printbed installed, so it might need a different z-offset for you).
Select Download link and then select Download.
Download for CubeX single
Download for CubeX Duo
Download for CubeX Trio