When your print is complete it is important to save the calibration values to improve your printer profile on Palette.
You can save the calibration values by using the print feedback at the end of each print will by tapping on the Great or Issues buttons. We recommend using the print feedback for the first 3-5 prints on a printer. This will allow you to improve your prints over time.
By tapping on "Great," this will save the calibration data. This will improve the HM (historical modifier) for your printer profile, and future prints.
The Historical Modifier (HM) is a percentage that tells Palette how much filament to make based on your printer's extrusion. For example, if your HM is 98%, your printer may under-extrude slightly when compared to the GCode, and Palette compensates by adjusting splice length.
You will be able to access ping data by clicking the Statistics button when your print is complete.
Examine the ping data from each completed print, if the ping values are consistent at one percentage or fluctuate by 2-3% use the Great button in the print feedback.
If the ping values fluctuate by more than 5% or there are missed pings in the data use the Issues button in the print feedback.
Missed pings will not have any ping values and will appear as missed on the screen. A missed ping means the ping was so low at this point that it was not registered. Additionally, if you had a calibration print that had a 'No Pings' error, you will find that in your printer profile, HM will be 'None.'
By ignoring the data from missed pings, your HM in your printer profile will not be affected.
Improve Print Quality
Here are some general tips for settings to adjust to help with print quality and calibration.
- If pings are very high (105%>), you can slightly reduce the extrusion multiplier or flow rate.
- If pings are very low, (>90%), you can slightly increase the extrusion multiplier or flow rate, and extruder/nozzle temperature slightly. You can also try performing a cold pull on the extruder in case there is a clog.
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