So I find all this discoursion on who's bester for slicing, and I was a sucker for a slight improvement that SOME folks seem to have experienced w/ KS. One thing that REALLY had me leaning toward KS was when there HAD to be support structure built up, but that was simply because KS seemed to default to INCLUDE support, while my S3 came w/ that DEselected. (So - genius - how hard is THAT to remedy? Just nevermind.)
Well, HERE'S the RUB!!!! I was already frustrated NO END at how many times I was having to READJUST and FIDDLE WITH my bed level adjustments, as I've posted elsewhere! It seems that I can NEVER count on printing a 2nd job without going ALL THROUGH IT AGAIN! Every time I've TRIED, it's gone BONKERS on me - usually dipping into the bed and tearing up the tape. BUT -- for this particular run, wherein I was using RHost to setup and triple-check the bed level, but running gcode produced by KS, I was horrified to find it tearing up tape AGAIN - particularly when I had been SO CAREFUL to get everything PERFECT before trying the 2nd attempt! WTF, Over?
Well, I decided to take a look at the KS gcode, and imagine my bewilderment to find that, in NUMEROUS places, it had inserted code to send Z BACK DOWN!!! NO WONDER it was tearing things up! SINCE WHEN - I screamed - is there ANY wisdom or safety in going back DOWN?
Well, in order to prove (once again) that the 3rd time is a charm, I ran the Slic3r gcode after the slight rebuild. Voila, and woo hooooo, and -
WAIT - I STILL don't know WHY KS did what it did. Anyone gots any plausible insights, by any chance?
PrintRbot+ v2 built from kit, hatched Sept 9, 2013
PowerTower & RPi/OctoPrint kits added
Repetier/Slic3r mostly; sometimes RPi:OctoPrint
1.75mm via direct drive gear head extruder
(temporarily abandoning Bowden mod - Bridge wouldn't fit thru)
E3D v5 hotend w/ Volcano Eruption upgrade
Stock LC ply bed now adjusted by 3 points, not 4
6mm heated glass (non-borosilicate) (now missing divot from BluPrint adhering TOO well)