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kmanstudios last won the day on September 15 2019

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  1. I am not sure I understand the question, but I will take a stab at it. The project file will save every aspect of the material all the way through the individual settings. This is an example of how I name my files for ease of recognition. UMS5_Hulk_PLA_PVA-04mmNoz_006Lay.3mf This is the printer it is formatted for, then the name of the print, then the materials by nozzle and, in order of extruder, size of nozzle in use and finally the layer thickness. I also save the project files in folders that are labeled by material. Does this help?
  2. I just use project files. They have never given me any issues and I have a series of settings that can be associated with the type of objects printed.
  3. For what? Made of what? Printed on what? Inquiring minds need to know!! :)
  4. On both my Dehydrator and PolyBox have a bowden tube that is inserted into the 'dry box' part that is very helpful when feeding from the drying mechanism to the feeder. This would be 'locked down' on that end. But, I originally tried to lock the other end to the feeder, but found everything (for me) worked better to just let the free end of the bowden tube be loose from the feeder. This is what I meant about being mobile...when the feeder pulls the filament, it is pulled up tight to the feeder. But when it retracts. the bowden tube is let 'loose' from the feeder since nothing is holding it. I found that it reduced the friction enough to make things work smoother. It is just not a lot of slack/gap between the end of the bowden tube and the feeder...maybe a centimeter if I remember correctly.
  5. This should be followed by realizing that all that additional friction with a non-mobile feeder tube will be created. If the bowden tube has the ability to move a tiny bit with the filament helps to overcome that when the printer does retractions, printhead pause retraction whilst the other nozzle is printing (assuming you have a dual head setup). There are friction issues that can be created in just the feeder to printhead. Depending on the setup (distance from drying gizmo to bottom of feeder) can actually double the friciton issues with all that other tubing. The bowden tube is anchored to the drybox/dehydrator/drying gizmo and only has a very small amount of filament exposed at any time on the feeder end of the tube. I think that is why they show to have the humidity reading at 11% humidity in the box, so that it will not really be affected whilst being fed. YMMV in various areas where the humidity is just really horrible if not in a climate controlled space. Too wordy?
  6. I can see where I need to improve so much. This is the second drawing I did. I still cannot sculpt in 3D. One of the reasons I am using this style to draw in is that it requires a lot of planning for positive and negative space as well as eye hand control. The planning is what makes it take so long at this time. I can only work so long before I have to stop. It is frustrating. This piece took a week to draw. It is not large and a year ago I could have done this drawing in a day. In other things, if I can fine one paint brush I misplaced, I will be finishing up my "Duck Vader." It is almost done as well. Sigh...so much to work on.......
  7. Thanks :) The eye hand coordination is improving. But I am still very slow. Things that would have taken, say an hour, now takes many hours. Then, there is the 'planning' aspect of things. The saving grace on this piece was that it is basically 'colour by numbers' by way of 'divided areas of colour'. And, it took a lot of painting over and over. Even just following rules of tone and complimentary colours was very, very tedious whereas it used to just flow from the brain to the hands. In the effort to increase some of these capabilities and to get more on where I used to be I have been doing pen an ink drawings in the style of Franklin Booth. But, coming from you, I take this as a great compliment. And, I look forward to seeing your painted prints. :)
  8. There is an exception to the import of a 3D file. You can open images in Cura to create height maps and slice that geometry.
  9. I would be curious to see what the spool bay dimensions are and if 3rd party spools will fit nicely. I guess, basically, spool width capability.
  10. Thank you :) Took me long enough LOL But, it has done a lot of good to work on it to help recover from the issues I had after surgery. I am getting my eye hand coordination back and a bit more clarity in thought and memory. :)
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