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f you want to try out the new Prusa Ver 2.0 Slicer this is a good walkthrough on setting it up...
I do not have a 3D printer but I enjoyed this well done video. Dave makes the complicated seem easy.
 

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I do not have a 3D printer but I enjoyed this well done video. Dave makes the complicated seem easy.
Yes, there are so many settings and parameters in slicing programems and all of them can have different names for the same setting, so a simple to understand walkthrough makes all the difference.
 

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Dave makes the complicated seem easy.
Dave needs to see from my side…then he might think different..:eek:
Just changing one setting can Frig the whole thing up..:he
I became a bit sceptical when I saw him coping the CURA Start/End Codes… :confused:
 

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What are you skeptical about? :idunno
The main reason for my scepticism was Prusa 2 Slicer are well capable of producing their own codes or even using CURA settings, but expecting users to plagiarize them is a bit rich.. :eek:
 

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I looked up Cura. It is an open source free app. So, no stealing or plagiarizing in this instance. But I hear you about Prusa being able to generate their own codes. Since I don't know these software I cannot speak to much about any of it.
 

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FWIW, end and start codes, regardless of manufacturer, are G-Codes, which is the standard means of "talking" to a 3D printer, and originally for CNC machines. They are a standardized set of instructions.

Edit: When you run slicer and export, the resulting file is all g-code. If you want, it's a text file and can be opened with any editor. Slic3r walks through your model in the same manner that a CT scanner does and creates layers for every millimeter in elevation that describe the set of movements to the print head in 2D space. Each layer is the Z-axis, which is the 3D component.
 
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I'm actually surprised there are so many different slicers out there. I guess that's good since competition is always good for the consumer (me) :D

Cura might not be the "best", but it does everything I need, I'm used to it, and there are a MILLION tutorials, videos, help discussions, etc. for it, so I stick with it.
 
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