The number of millimetres used in a single layer. Learn how to adjust layer height to reduce filament waste.
The number of millimetres used for the top and bottom of the print.
Number of perimeters
Increasing the number of perimeters will strengthen the exterior of the print with less area used for infill.
Perimeters can be printed starting from the innermost perimeter and continue outwards, or they can start from the outermost perimeter and continue inwards.
Solid layer speed
Speed at which solid layers are printed.
Printing the perimeter at a lower speed than the solid layer speed can help improve the print's surface quality.
Travel speeds along the x, y and z-axis.
By default, your extrusion width should be equal to your nozzle diameter. Any changes to the extrusion width should be greater than the nozzle and not less (Source).
This setting allows you to control how much filament comes out of the nozzle and make small adjustments to the extrusion flow rate (Source).
Gap fill threshold
This setting will attempt to fill gaps equal to or less than the value set in length. The value should be low so all gaps are filled, but also should not be so low so that filament will not grind.
Retraction distance and speed
The length and speed at which the filament will recede. This helps to reduce oozing. (Source)
Nozzle needs to extrude the value set in order to retract again. This will also help to avoid grinding.
An extra distance to spread retraction amount at the end of an extrusion. Similar to Coast if the part contains an ending. For parts which repeat or circle, the wipe distance will continue onto the part with the wipe distance.
When moving from one part to another, this will cause the extruder to raise the set amount.
The amount of filament used inside the part (Source).
The pattern used for the infill.
Enabling vase mode will print the model with only bottom layers and sides with no infill.
Infill extrusion width
We would recommend adjusting this up and down by 20%. If extrusion width is .4, increase up to 1.25 in order to print faster.
Infill print speed
You may adjust the infill print speed to decrease print time.
This will adjust how much the perimeter and infill meet. If too high, there will be a ridge. 15-20% would be a good range to start, best to tune last.
The overall print temperature for the model. We have some recommended printing temperatures here.
First layer temperature
Adjust the first layer temperature to help with adhesion.
Heated print bed
For printers with heated print beds, enter the desired temperature here to help with bed adhesion.
Transition Tower - Transition by printing a small rectangular tower beside the model to purge the previous filament from the nozzle. This is the default method as it is compatible with all printers.
Side Transition - Transition by extruding off the side of the bed. This can be faster than transition towers and may use less material, but is not compatible with all printers since not all printers can move their extruder beyond the bed.
No Handling - Leave the filament transition in the print. This adds no extra print time or filament usage, but may not produce defined color changes. This method works best with layered (banded) prints.
Length of filament used between color transitions. The longer this length, the more time your printer will have to transition between colors.
The target of the actual color change within the transition. Setting this around the middle gives the best change of maintaining calibration, while a slightly earlier value ensures fuller purging. The default (40%) is recommended unless frequent transition bleed occurs, in which case you should lower this to ~30%.
Transition tower settings
Set the minimum density for sparse transition tower layers (those with no transitions on them). Lower values that will work are better!
Set the maximum density for transition tower layers. Higher values will take up less space on the bed to purge the same volume, but lower values may help with adhesion.
Minimum bottom density
Override the minimum density of the first tower layer if better adhesion is required. Lower values that will work are better!
Minimum brim count
Used to improve adhesion.
Side transition speed
Speed used for side transitions.
First layer height
Adjusting the first layer height from the layer height used throughout the print can help with adhesion (Source).
First layer speed
A slower first layer can also help with adhesion.
Number of outlines
The number of horizontal lines for the skirt.
Number of layers
The number of vertical layers for the brim.
Horizontal gap from part
How far away from the base of the model the skirt/brim will start.
Set a specific extruder to print rafts.
The distance in millimetres away from model raft will expand to.
Top and bottom layer speed
Slowing down the top and bottom layers of the raft can help with its adhesion to the bed and part.
Coarse - easier to remove, recommended for PLA supports.
Dense - tougher and more solid, recommended for PVA supports.
The maximum angle of an object that can be printed, before supports are required.
Adds a layer on top or below the support. This can be used to create a layer of PVA filament above PLA supports.
Advanced support settings
Select which input drive on Palette 2 will be used for the main supports.
Vertical gap from part
The distance the supports will be from below the model.
Horizontal gap from part
The distance the supports will be from besides the model.
Increases or decreases the surface area covered by the supports.
Support interface extruder
Select which input drive on Palette 2 will be used for the support interface layers.
Learn more about how to use supports here.
Use cooling fan
Start fan at layer
Enter the layer the fan should start running, to keep fan on keep setting to 1.
Minimum layer time
The minimum time granted to a layer to cool down. (Source)
General fan speed
Fan speed throughout the print.
Perimeter fan speed
Fan speed used for only the outer part of an object.
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