Cartestian FFF printers have a rectangular bed, while delta FFF printers have a circular bed.
Enter the dimensions of the print bed area in millimeters.
This is the G-Code origin for the printer. Most printers will start with bottom-left (X0, Y0). A middle origin or custom origin can also be selected by taking the bed size and dividing by two (for example, a bed size of 200 mm x 200 mm would have a centre bed origin of 100 mm x 100 mm).
The initial distance between the nozzle and the printer bed. (Source)
Bowden tube length
The distance between the drive gear and hot end of your 3D printers, and also creates the last segment of the filament. This tube length (in millimeters) can be overestimated so that there is extra filament for the printer to grip onto at the end of the print (http://mm3d.co/bowden).
For most printers, this setting can be left to a default of one extruder. If the printer uses dual- or mulit-extrusion please be sure to set the correct number here.
Enter the correct nozzle diameter here for each extruder.
Start and End sequence
Please note that if/else statements using square and curly brackets are not supported yet in CANVAS. Use of these brackets will highlight the command lines in red to note they must be edited.
The file extension selected from this dropdown menu will be used when exporting sliced projects. Depending on the file type, you'll see additional/less options.
Please note: for X3G file types, A-axis steps is t0 (right extruder) and B-axis steps is t1 (Left extruder).
5D Absolute and 5D Relative: Learn more about this here. If you're not sure, most printers use 5D Absolute.
Flashforge: Select this firmware type if you are using FF Creator Pro or Dreamer.
The distance entered here in millimeters will be extruded before beginning a print. This is only used if the start-sequence purge line is not found in the start GCode sequence.
Retraction settings are handled in the firmware as opposed to your slicer settings (Source).
Command(s) to enable and disable fan
Depending on your firmware, your printer will either use M106/M126 to turn on the fan, and M107/M127 (MakerBot) to turn it off.
Use PWM with Fan - Instead of fan off/on, you can set fan speed to be adjusted throughout a print (50%, 75%, etc.). PWM will allow for this during a print.
This is used for Layer Batching (coming soon!) and allows you to set how much room your nozzle has in order to move vertically between layers. Is usually the height of your nozzle.
Use movement pauses for pinging
If your printer has trouble pausing reliably, using movement pauses will cause your print nozzle to move back and forth slightly during a ping. This will appear as a pause.
Pause off of the transition tower during pings
Enable this open to pause off the side, instead of pausing on top of the tower.
Transition in place
Enable this option to purge on the bed using specified coordinates.
Side Transition Edge - select which edge (North, East, South or West) that the print head will travel to purge.
Side Transition Edge Offset - Enter the distance (mm) that the nozzle will move away from the edge to purge.
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