Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
erman58

UM3 firmware options

Recommended Posts

Hi guys.

First question: on firmware UM3 under System-->Maintenance-->Calibration, there is the second option "Change XY offset" (see photo attch)

What is the utilization of this option, and more important for me, where i can find informations and the flow diagram of this option?

 

Second question: all the UM3 firmware options are documented somewhere?

 

Many thanks

herman58

File 11-02-18, 19 08 46.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Change XY Offset is used to calibrate your print cores.

 

If you install a new pair of print cores you need to do XY Offset calibration where the printer prints a pattern and you use that printed pattern along with a reference sheet  (included with your printer) to set the XY Offset of that particular pair of print cores.  UM3 should remember that offset from that point on.

 

There are online resources and manuals available.  Manual for the XY Offset is here: https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/23125-xy-offset-calibration

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

menu tree, fbrc8-erin. And also content of each option in the menu (why two operations in XY calibrations? what's the difference between "calibrate XY offset" and "change XY offset"?)

knel, thanks... but you are off topic. i know what is the calibration and where is the only one operation manual page description. The other operation description (change xy offset) where is described in the manual?:)

bye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure where a full menu tree may be available, but here's the difference between "calibrate XY offset" and "Change XY offset."

Calibrate XY Offset runs you through the whole calibration process; it prints with both Cores with no offset, and then you take the sheet and the glass and come up with your numbers and plug them in.

 

Change XY Offset would be useful if for example you found that the numbers you put in previously weren't quite right and you wanted to just go ahead and make a small adjustment to the numbers in one direction or another. Or for example if you ran the calibration print the night before and then shut down the printer without plugging the numbers in, you can go ahead and take your print, match it up, and put the numbers in without having to run it again. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | Vehicles.
      We're open for entries! - Design and submit your 3D designs of architectural entourage - vehicles - for a chance to win a large filament pack. Presenting an idea, an architectural design or something as big as an urban project isn't easy. A scaled model can really help to get your idea across.
        • Like
      • 24 replies
    • What The DfAM?
      I'm Steve Cox, an experienced engineer familiar with 3D printing. I wanted to share some DfAM guidelines with this community to help and make stronger parts.
      I'm also an Autodesk Certified Instructor for Fusion 360, so many of the images in ...
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 22 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!