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Questions tagged [slic3r]

Questions related to the software slicing engine called Slic3r

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How can I run two instances (or equivalent) of Slic3r on OS X?

I am modifying some config parameters and comparing the results. How can I have two instances (or equivalent: I would like to see two model windows with their associated configuration screens) of ...
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How to correctly print an object with supports

I'm trying to print the following model in my Prusa printer using its Slic3r PE software. Ferment Air Lock In the comments of the model it says that the way to print is the with the filler opener ...
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What is the best way to print a coin with depth map? [closed]

If I have an image like the one attached, what’s the best way to create an accurate depth map of it? I have photoshop CC and 3ds Max, but I don’t know what settings work best with Slic3r. There is a ...
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slic3r: Can I vary the infill percentage for different heights of my model?

How can I vary the infill percentage for different layer heights of my model? Context: The bottom part of my model needs about 20% infill. The geometry of the top part of the model (mostly cones of ...
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20x20x20 calibration cube size change after switching filament

I used to print with PLA and everything in my printer was calibrated. But I got a new type of filament called Poly Hybrid from a friend of mine. When I print a 20 mm cube, the x and y axes are fine ...
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Slicing problem - Slic3r prusa

I'm trying to slice this model: https://www.shapeways.com/product/VVNUVZ6JL/dread-warrior?optionId=66361748&li=user-profile I'm using a .4mm nozzle and .1mm layer height. When using slic3r some ...
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See G-code before exporting

When using Slic3r I noticed that Slice now and Export G-Code do different things. While ...
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Slic3r: How can I automatically modify the STL filename?

When generating STL files with slic3r I would like to automatically prefix the filename with strings such as PLA or PET before uploading to my printer. How can I specify this in the filament settings?...
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Why does slic3r get an error “302 moved temporarily” when uploading to OctoPrint?

I have configured slic3r's OctoPrint Upload section with the with hostname ("octopi") and port (80) of my OctoPrint server. The Test button indicates a successful connection. But when I use "Send to ...
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Subtract of two STL files in Slic3r software

I have a question about Slic3r software. I would like to subtract two parts. For example, I have an STL model, when I right click on the part, I can select Settings..., and in the Settings window, I ...
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What is wrong with my “disable sensor” gcode?

I have a spool of translucent PLA filament that doesn't work well with the filament sensor on my Prusa i3 MK3. The translucency trips up the sensor, making it think the filament ran out. I thought I'd ...
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Only generate supports between object and bed (for a brain model)

I would like to print a model of my brain (figure 1), it requires supports (figure 2). The supports also get generated between the brain folds/wrinkles of the brain by Slic3r. I only want the supports ...
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Adding extra Z-offset to bed for PETG in Slic3r

Having printed exclusively in PLA for the past year, I'm now looking at trying out PETG in order to print a set of spare parts for my new Prusa i3 mk3. I have bought a roll of PETG from Rigid.ink and ...
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Change Slic3r settings for left handed coordinate system

I made my printer to have a left handed coordinate system (it homes to the back left corner of the heatbed), I did this because it happens to make working on the printer easier for me. This, however, ...
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How to change E0 to E1 on Marlin 1.1?

I have the same problem as this person but I don't have those lines in my RAMPS.h file as seen here. I've recently burnt my potentiometer on E0 so the motor isn't ...
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Weird underextrusion in vase mode?

It's my first time printing in vase mode, and I noticed my printer underextruding badly. The settings have not been changed from default vase mode settings in slicer, and earlier I was printing non-...
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How do Repetier coordinates setup work

I am using Repetier Host and Slic3r Prusa 1.36.2 - (the website says 1.2.9 is the latest version - however I don't believe this is the problem) . The printer is a Anet A3 With my current setup I am ...
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Nozzle reducing flow as it comes close to finish layer

I've have observed that when the printer is finishing a layer, the flow of plastic through the nozzle starts fading out as it comes closer to the point of layer change. As an example, let's say that ...
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How to generate gcode only for first layer?

As first layer is so important, I am looking for an easy way to generate the gcode to print just the first layer. I see that with Slic3r you can cut from a Z But for test purposes I prefer just ...
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Getting started: shell passes not fusing in x/y, and a slanted wavy pattern on vertical walls

I'm trying to find the main reason(s) for the imperfections I'm seeing in printouts from my printer. It is an I3 clone from Folger Tech. I got this printer from a friend who used it to print a larger ...
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Using KISSlicer from command line on Linux?

Is there a way to use KISSlicer from the Linux command line? Or convert KISSlicer settings/profile to Slic3r/CuraEngine?
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Which firmware to use on printer settings for DIY printer

I have a 3D printer that I built using CD-ROM drives. It's all set and ready to go but when I generate .stl or .obj files my G-...
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Prusa i3 linux mint Slic3r install problem

New to this domain, I got my prusa i3 last week and finished assemblage. Repetier params in Linux Mint 18 are ok too. I'm now trying to launch slic3r for the first time but I got this error launching ...
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Print Nozzle Dragging and Smearing Filament while Printing

I am building a Prusa i3 MK2 Clone and I am caught on this one. I have replaced the extruder with a MK8 adapted by myself to fit with most of the previous hardware from the E3D style extruder. My ...
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How can I see what errors Slic3r have repaird?

I have an STL-file that Slic3r thinks has errors. They are not visible in the 3D view. I have had them anazlyzed in both Blender and netfabb. Both of these programs say that the model is good. I don't ...
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First print origin

Slicer set up for print asks bed size. This is easy: 200mm x 200mm But what is the origin. If I leave it at 0,0 the it tries to start printing at 200mm, off the bed. Does the origin establish where ...
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Slic3r not interpreting STL correctly

I'm very new to 3D printing, I purchased a Monoprice Maker Select Plus last week and I'm just getting started with printing my own models. I can create fairly simple models in Sketchup without a ...
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Slic3r settings for flat slopes on top

I am having trouble printing a hollow object using Slic3r. On flat slopes on top, there are gaps that I cannot get fixed. The perimeters of successive layers just don't cover each other. Cura however ...
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Does anyone know how Slic3r determines its infill adjacent strand spacing, instead of using fill density?

I'm doing research on changing the fill density into the air gap width, adjacent strand spacing, or whatever, instead of using the fill density, as it will give me more precise controls. Question 1: ...
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Does anyone know what kind of algorithm Slic3r uses to generate its toolpath? [closed]

Is there an algorithm that Slic3r uses to generate the infill? I'm doing a research on toolpath algorithms and improving my prints by the way or controlling the path it takes. I wasn't too good in ...
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Parts of my (apparently manifold) model aren't appearing in my Slic3r preview

I have an STL file that, when I load it in Slic3r, looks fine, but somewhere in the actual slicing process, something goes wrong and parts of the model disappear. That's the render on the left, and ...
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Second layer of ASA print 'runs'

I am using a Prusa i3 MK2 to do a print in ASA, and I'm having a problem where on the second layer the plastic 'runs' into lines across the direction the head travels. It looks like the plastic is ...
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Having trouble getting first layer support to stick

I'm having an issue where the first layer of my support structures isn't sticking on the edges and causing the print to (eventually) fail. Any ideas on how I can fix it? I'm using Slic3r.
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What do the pink colors in Slic3r preview signify? If it signifies a problem, how do I fix it?

What does the pink color in Slic3r preview mean? Yellow is my model, green is support, and pink is..? If the pink color is some kind of warning, how do I fix it?
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How do I repeat the layers of Slic3r for every 3 infill layers with different angles? (Might need some programming knowledge)

I'm working on developing alternative infill layers to print at different angles, using Slic3r. Using Slic3r's rectilinear infill, printing at specific angles for 3 layers then repeat. I'm working ...
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Where to find z coordinate in G-code for delta printer

I´m currently writing my own firmware for a custom delta printer. Therefore I also need to read G-code from programs like Slic3r. Even with an small example like an cube I´m struggling to find out ...
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What causes gaps in small region fills and how to prevent them?

I saw this cool Nuka-Cola bottle opener. I made it: As you can see, nasty gaps have appeared in the text. What could've caused them? I am sure I set the filament diameter correctly. So why did ...
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Slic3er throws “AMF parsing requires XML::SAX”

When I try to open prepared .amf plate with some items to print, Prusa's Slic3er release throw's this error: The slicer version is 1.30 distributed for Prusa's i3 ...
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Slicer reports 1000s of errors not seen in Cura; Render is missing big chunks

Brand new to Slic3r, I've been using Cura for a while, so not sure is happening. I tried to load this Knight model into Slic3er (v1.2.9 running on OS X), and it's reporting "Manifold: auto-repaired (...
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Cooling for big layers

There is an option in Slic3r to disable cooling for layers that take more than n seconds. What would be the disadvantages of having cooling on big layers ?
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Why does my domed print have a thin shell?

I am making a "fun button", with a dome-shaped top. The vertical sides, top center, and raised lettering seem fine, but the more sloped outer parts of the dome are very thin, with some gaps and the ...
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Why do I have problems trying to get Slic3r to load a config file?

I decided to fire up my 3D Printer again after a while. I have new PCs, so I had to download Slic3r fresh, so I got the latest version (1.2.9). Then I went and found my old config file. It's really ...
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Why does Cura insert G0 commands between G1 commands while Slic3r doesn't?

While looking into G-code I was wondering why Cura inserts G0 commands in between G1 commands every other line like this: ...
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Skipping y-steps, only when using Cura

In order to find out why my printer sometimes skips y-steps (always in the same direction) only in Cura, I am digging into the G-code to understand the problem better. However, thousands of lines of G-...
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Installing Slic3r on Kubuntu 14.04 with NVIDIA

I am running crazy trying to install Slic3r on my Kubuntu 14.04. It is a fresh Kubuntu and I downloaded the Slic3r package from them. At first it worked well but then I changed the display driver to ...
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Slicing software and Sidewall

I am new to FDM RP. I've done a lot of work on ZCorp and Connex. The question is can vectors curve drive an extrusion nozzle? Within a 3D volume I can generate curves that I want the print nozzle ...
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First (bottom) layer has gaps

First off - I'm rather new to this and I might be on the wrong track altogether... I'm printing PLA using a simple DIY XYZ printer with a direct-driven extruder, 0.3 mm nozzle, 0.2 mm layer heights, ...
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Slic3r mesh merging

I frequently have to print a range of different parts each with different geometrical features. So far, I generate each part's optimum printing parameters manually. To be able to print such parts more ...
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First layer - not even infill

I'm using Repetier and Slic3r and it is printing a gap between the perimeter and infill on the first layer. Also, the infill is lifting (as in photo). Any advise?
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How to calculate the approximate volume of material used in 3d print?

Is there a reasonable way of approximating the volume of material used for 3D print by knowing only the STL file volume and infill percentage? Or what is the formula for calculating the exact volume ...