Skip to main content

v1.5.1

Minor Versionm

by Adalyn Ordono

Introduction

You can register a new Canvas account for free, or login to your existing account to complete the steps below.

In this guide you will learn how to:

  • Activate and connect Palette 3 in Canvas.
  • Create a new printer profile and setup.
  • Selecting Palette for the project and slicing for multi-material.
  • Send print files to Palette 3.
  1. Connect Palette 3 to the Internet following the steps here.
    • Connect Palette 3 to the Internet following the steps here.

    • On Palette 3's menu, tap the Canvas connection icon from the sidebar menu, and then on Log in to Canvas. This will provide you with an activation code.

    • On another computer, login to your Canvas account, and use the activation code to connect Palette 3 and Canvas. Visit canvas3d.io/connect to enter the activation code.

    • Go to canvas3d.io/devices to view your Palette 3.

  2. Start a new printer profile by either: a) creating a blank profile using these steps here and inputting settings, b) using a printer preset, or c) importing a profile from Simplify3D, Slic3r/PrusaSlicer, or KISSlicer.
    • Start a new printer profile by either: a) creating a blank profile using these steps here and inputting settings, b) using a printer preset, or c) importing a profile from Simplify3D, Slic3r/PrusaSlicer, or KISSlicer.

    • If you have a custom start and end sequence for your printer, please enter it in the Sequences page.

  3. Create a new Project. Select the printer profile and Palette model to be used for this project. By selecting a Palette model here, it will be set to connected mode by default. Use the toggle to enable accessory mode for Palette.
    • Create a new Project.

    • Select the printer profile and Palette model to be used for this project. By selecting a Palette model here, it will be set to connected mode by default.

    • Use the toggle to enable accessory mode for Palette.

    • Setups no longer have to be configured before slicing a project, as the printer profile and Palette configuration can be selected on a per project basis.

    • From the project view, click on Add models. Upload the STL files you would like to print.

    • If the model uploaded is only one STL, upload it as a single-color model. If the model has multiple STL files, upload as a multi-color model.

    • Not sure what to print yet? You can download this quick keychain test print.

  4. If multiple STL files are uploaded, color the model by dragging and dropping the color swatch over the model itself. The color swatches in the toolbox correspond to the inputs on Palette. If only one STL is uploaded, the model can be customized with painting. To paint a model, select the STL in the object browser and then 'Paint.'
    • If multiple STL files are uploaded, color the model by dragging and dropping the color swatch over the model itself.

    • The color swatches in the toolbox correspond to the inputs on Palette.

    • If only one STL is uploaded, the model can be customized with painting. To paint a model, select the STL in the object browser and then 'Paint.'

    • If you are printing the test keychain, please click and drag the colors and do not paint the model.

    • Once you're happy with the colors used on the models, click on Project Settings to review your slicer settings for the print.

    • For the first print, check for settings such as extrusion width, extrusion multiplier, layer height, and z-offset.

  5. Once your model's colors are assigned, and your slicer settings are saved, slice the project. If Palette 3 is selected in accessory mode, you will have two files available for download: a .mafx for Palette 3's USB drive, and .gcode file for the printer. If Palette 3 is selected in connected mode, one file will be available to send to Palette 3 directly, or can be downloaded: a .mcfx for both Palette 3 and the printer.
    • Once your model's colors are assigned, and your slicer settings are saved, slice the project.

    • If Palette 3 is selected in accessory mode, you will have two files available for download: a .mafx for Palette 3's USB drive, and .gcode file for the printer.

    • If Palette 3 is selected in connected mode, one file will be available to send to Palette 3 directly, or can be downloaded: a .mcfx for both Palette 3 and the printer.

    • After slicing, there will be an option available to send to an online/linked Palette 3 (Pro).

Conclusion

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at support@mosaicmfg.com.

3 other people completed this guide.

Mosaic Support

Member since: 04/02/2020

2,593 Reputation

137 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 8

Past 7 Days: 71

Past 30 Days: 379

All Time: 3,250

Contact Mosaic Support Team

© 2021 Mosaic Manufacturing Ltd.