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v1.3.3

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.
  • Add Palette to your setup.
  • Slice for multi-material.
  • Send print files to Palette 3.

Video Overview

  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.

  2. Start a new printer profile by either: a) creating a blank profile 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.
    • Start a new printer profile by either: a) creating a blank profile 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.

    • Create a new setup with this printer profile. You can always return to Setups to create one.

  3. On the Setups page, select and edit the setup with your printer profile. Click Add Device, and add Palette 3 or Palette 3 Pro to this setup.
    • On the Setups page, select and edit the setup with your printer profile.

    • Click Add Device, and add Palette 3 or Palette 3 Pro to this setup.

    • When you have connected Palette 3 to Canvas in following Step 1, please select the Palette 3 under My Online Devices at the top of the list. This will allow you to send print files to Palette 3 directly.

    • If you add the offline Palette 3 in connected mode, after slicing, the .mcfx file for printing can be transferred to the USB drive for Palette. If you activate Palette 3 in Canvas, you can always come back to edit this setup with the online device.

    • If you are looking to print with a USB connection between Palette and the printer, select connected mode. If you prefer to print the files from external storage on your printer, select accessory mode.

  4. Create a new Project, and click on Settings. Check that the setup with your printer and Palette 3 is selected, and save.
    • Create a new Project, and click on Settings. Check that the setup with your printer and Palette 3 is selected, and save.

    • 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.

  5. If multiple STL files are uploaded, color the model by dragging and dropping the color swatch over the model itself, or the file name in the Objects list.
    • If multiple STL files are uploaded, color the model by dragging and dropping the color swatch over the model itself, or the file name in the Objects list.

    • If only one STL is uploaded, the model can be customized with painting.

    • 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 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.

    • Once your model's colors are assigned, and your slicer settings are saved, slice the project.

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

    • If Palette 3 is saved 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.

Conclusion

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

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