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Repetier -Printer Shape settings for Metal Plus

Postby ThriDee » 2015-Sep-Fri-01-Sep

This is mildly bewildering as i post this.I had a Printrbot Plus (Kickstarter edition) which I sold since I was in the middle of college.I finished college :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: and got myself a Printrbot Metal Plus.(Printrbot fan for life!) :P :P :P
I turned on my well trusted Repetier Host and connected the assembled metal plus and tweaked some settings like Z-compensation,Print speeds,.Result: It prints awesome! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
But it's still configured as per the Printrbot plus sizing.
Can any of you Metal Plus owners provide a screenshot of the Printer Shape tab under Printer Settings.

Also my when I hit the combined XYZ home on the Manual Control of Repetier the X and Y home correctly but for homing Z the extruder moves to the center of the bed.
Any fix for this in Repetier ?
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Re: Repetier -Printer Shape settings for Metal Plus

Postby RetireeJay » 2015-Sep-Fri-09-Sep

From what I've seen in the forum, if you have the Autoleveling Probe, then you do NOT do the combined XYZ Home.
You could individually hit the X and Y "home" buttons, or you could use the command line to enter
G28 X0 Y0
Then for Z (assuming you do want to use the "Autoleveling", you use
G29
Then, after issuing the G29 and watching it do the 3-point probing, I think you have to issue another
G28 X0 Y0 to get the X and Y coordinates correctly zeroed.
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Brass threaded rods (5/16" X 18) & nuts for Z axis
GT2 belts & pulleys
Cable chain to reduce probability of fatigue failure in wires
E3D V5 Hot End, 0.4mm nozzle, also 0.8 and 0.25 in use occasionally
PB fan mount + 40mm fan -- using printed mount adapter, not the E3D supplied fan
Injection molded extruder gears
Optical Z "endstop" (custom designed and built)
Have used many pounds of T-Glase filament. Now also doing some work with Ninjaflex SemiFlex
Print on glass with Scotch Craft Stick or other glue stick
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Re: Repetier -Printer Shape settings for Metal Plus

Postby cacb » 2015-Sep-Fri-15-Sep

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Re: Repetier -Printer Shape settings for Metal Plus

Postby thawkins » 2015-Sep-Fri-19-Sep

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225mm x 200mm - Heated Bed
RAMPS 1.4 running Marlin 1.1.0
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Dual heated beds.
RAMPS 1.4 running Marlin 0.98
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Flashforge 3d Creator Pro
Dual Extruder
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Re: Repetier -Printer Shape settings for Metal Plus

Postby RetireeJay » 2015-Sep-Fri-21-Sep

@thawkins, you are deep into the Marlin code, so you know what you're talking about.

But I do think I've seen in other threads where people did G28 - G29 and ended up with the printer's XY "home" offset. They had to do a G28 X0 Y0 after the G29. So you are saying that any form of a G28, even if it doesn't include Z, still throws away the bed leveling? I'm not doubting your in-depth expertise, but I'm trying to reconcile what I've seen in other people's experience.
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Printrbot Plus operational January 2013
Brass threaded rods (5/16" X 18) & nuts for Z axis
GT2 belts & pulleys
Cable chain to reduce probability of fatigue failure in wires
E3D V5 Hot End, 0.4mm nozzle, also 0.8 and 0.25 in use occasionally
PB fan mount + 40mm fan -- using printed mount adapter, not the E3D supplied fan
Injection molded extruder gears
Optical Z "endstop" (custom designed and built)
Have used many pounds of T-Glase filament. Now also doing some work with Ninjaflex SemiFlex
Print on glass with Scotch Craft Stick or other glue stick
"My next printer is..." Prusa i3 MK3, upgraded to MK3S
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Re: Repetier -Printer Shape settings for Metal Plus

Postby cacb » 2015-Sep-Fri-21-Sep

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Re: Repetier -Printer Shape settings for Metal Plus

Postby thawkins » 2015-Sep-Sat-00-Sep

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225mm x 200mm - Heated Bed
RAMPS 1.4 running Marlin 1.1.0
Full Graphic display.
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Zen Toolworks CNC/3d printer
230mmx360mm bed
Dual j-head hotends.
Dual heated beds.
RAMPS 1.4 running Marlin 0.98
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Flashforge 3d Creator Pro
Dual Extruder
220x143x150mm
Mightyboard rev e, runnimg Sailfish 7.7r1234
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Re: Repetier -Printer Shape settings for Metal Plus

Postby ThriDee » 2015-Sep-Sat-01-Sep

Thank you RetireeJay and thawkins.I can't believe RetireeJay was the first to answer my first question on Printrbot Plus and the is the first to answer here as well !
I added this as the start G-code
G28 X0 Y0 Z0
G92 E0
G29

And This as the End code
M104 S0 ;extruder heater off
M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)
G91 ;relative positioning
G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure
G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more
G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way

Still need a screenshot of the Printerbot Metal Plus Printer Shape settings for Repetier (v 1.6) so i can make the best of the large print bed.
Anyone ?

Also what are the major upgrades (vis-a-vis Printrbot models) that went into Repetier in the last one year?
Should I upgrade to the last free version or should I not ?
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