gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby santiclause » Sat May 16, 2015 9:52 pm

Ok, so you are saying that the invert y is just for preference with how the platform is viewed? Also are you saying that I need to select "max" in my "y" homing direction, because in the image you provided all of your homing directions are set to "min"
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby raykholo » Sat May 16, 2015 10:00 pm

That's correct. I'm actually running my own line of printers, hence the different parameters.

The purpose of the image was to answer your question about running bed printer models. Make a different process (the dialog box open) for each printer/ filament/ setting combination, etc... That's what the table in the lower left is showing, the many different combinations I've got of bed sizes, heated vs unheated beds, nozzle diameters, etc... When you double click on the process you want to use and the bed size is different than current once you close the box it will dynamically change the bed size view for you.
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby santiclause » Sat May 16, 2015 10:09 pm

Ok cool. and just to be sure, you said for the gmax 1.5xt I should turn the homing direction in the "y" axis to "max" and leave the x and z to "min" ?
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby raykholo » Sat May 16, 2015 10:11 pm

That should do it!

But have one hand on the kill switch when you start that print, seriously.
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby santiclause » Sat May 16, 2015 10:13 pm

Lol. ok I will.

Thanks!
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby gCreate_Kyle » Mon May 18, 2015 7:45 pm

I have beta S3D configuration files. S3D will include the gMax 1.5 and gMax 1.5XT in the next release of their software. They are still working with us to get a good configuration. These are not the official configuration files.
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby santiclause » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:27 am

Thanks, any idea when that might happen?
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby santiclause » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:15 am

Hey kyle, was there a specific reason for putting the x and y size to 410mm in stead of 406.2 Also someone told me to put the homing direction y set to max instead of min, I see yours is set to min...what does this actually do and which one do I need to set mine to?

thanks!
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby santiclause » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:07 am

Also another question, lol...

I saw in your ending g code you had this:
G28 X0 Y0 ; home X and Y

I played back the tool path and saw that it kinda just sees where it stops on the print on it's last line, tries to figure out where it is on the printer bed and then averages out the middle of where the tool currently is and puts it on the edge of the x axis or 0 on the x axis?

I would have thought it would have made the tool go to either one of the corners or something maybe bottom left x0 y0 right? no matter where the tool is when it prints the last line of the print? Also shouldn't the tool need to be lifted a few mm at the end of the print before it tries to find it's x0 y0 locations or something to avoid colliding into the print that was just printed?

I have not actually printed anything yet using the ending g code, I'm just going off what simplify has drawn out for me, the tool path (extruder path) and noticed that this was happening and that it might actually collide with some prints while trying to go back to what it thinks the x0 and y0 locations are...

could you fill me in?
Thanks,
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Re: gmax1.5xt and simplfy3D

Postby santiclause » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:30 pm

Ok, well here's where I stand:

I built the printer.
2.) turned the printer on and inserted SD card
3.) Hit print from SD card and selected the file
4.) it started heating the extruder 1 immediately to the target temp (BAD)

it started to melt the bed a little because it skipped steps 1-6 in the quick start guide, it did not go left and hit the x end stop and it did not go in the y direction to hit the y endstop; instead it just started heating the extruder where it was and close to the bed...it did not raise up 10mm and start heating either.

I had to cancel print, and hurry up and find out how to manually reduce the temp of the extruder using the LCD screen.

5.) I used the LCD screen to use the Auto Home feature, the extruder went and hit the x end stop, blue led light illuminated and then the bed moved until it hit the y end stop, blue led illuminated. And this is where I stopped.

What do I do from here? the quickstart guide said it was supposed to do this homing feature before the print starts and then left the extruder up 10mm off the bed and begin heating, and when finished heating move to the center of the bed and begin the print.

Here is the gcode file I was going to try and print to test my bed level.
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