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Custom Print modes

by MakerBot

MakerBot Print 2.7 allows for the creation and easy sharing of custom print modes.

Here are some custom print modes created by thingiverse users for colorFabb special filaments and for draft printing with PLA.

Attached are:
maikagm's ColorFabb woodFill profile
colorFabb's copperFill profile
Thor3D's draft PLA profile
enlightenme3's draft PLA profile
colorFabb's bronzeFill profile
inspector_number_555's corkFill profile

Print profiles attached. Download them and import into MakerBot Print 2.7 !

Material:colorFabb bronzeFill Material:colorFabb copperFill Material:colorFabb corkFill Material:colorFabb woodFill Material:MakerBot PLA Nozzle:0.6mm brass Nozzle:0.6mm stainless steel Nozzle:0.8mm brass
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MakerBot Print 2.7:Experimental Settings and Custom Print Modes

by MakerBot

Hello all, and welcome to MakerBot Labs!

Make sure you check out our new version of MakerBot Print with new features to support the Experimental Extruder.
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MakerBot Print version 2.7 exposes more advanced slicer settings (35+ more settings!) to help you tune prints for different materials and draft printing. To expose these settings make sure you are connected to a printer that has an Experimental Extruder attached and that you have that printer selected. Experimental settings are tagged with an Experimental Extruder icon. Learn more about how to expose these settings: https://support.makerbot.com/learn/makerbot-labs/experimental-extruder/exposing-custom-settings_13660.

This version of MakerBot Print also adds the ability to create custom print modes. To create a custom print mode select a default print mode, name your print mode and press the + button. Make any changes you would like and click "Save Print mode". Custom print modes can be exported and imported for easy sharing within the MakerBot Labs community. If a custom print mode contains Experimental Extruder settings it will also be badged with an Experimental Extruder Icon (screenshot attached). Learn more about custom print modes: https://support.makerbot.com/learn/makerbot-labs/custom-print-modes/custom-print-modes_13654.

We can't wait to see your experimental extruder print modes and prints!

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Alternate software for Digitizer?

by Ender3Guy

Hi all,

I'm currently volunteering at a library and helping them with a Replicator 5th gen that they have on loan. With it came the semi-ancient Makerbot Digitizer, which... Well, to put it succinctly, the software is trash.

After calibrating the scanner, I scanned a roll of painter's tape and found that while the pointcloud generated was fine, the mesh that the scanner stitched on top of it was completely terrible. I had a strut crossing the inside of the roll of tape.

More scans helped, but the strut didn't disappear, though the first few scans shrunk it. So I'm stuck with a near-nonfuctional scanner that won't correctly scan anything due to poor software. So I need one of two things:

  1. A way to export a point cloud file (.dat) from the software, or
  2. An alternate software that will work with the Digitizer.

Does anyone know if these solutions exist?

Thanks in advance.

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Error message: messages.build.error.UnicodeDecodeError

by airklaus

Request Help, new probleme :-(

Hello guys

I have a new problem. Since an update from Makerbot Print, or, Fusion 360, can not determine which application is the cause, when I hit the Estimates and print preview Icon, the Sclicing Preview command encounters the following error message:

! messages.build.error.UnicodeDecodeError (see Picture cut1)

When I start PRINTING, the following error message appears:
Print failed (see Pic cut2)
When I open an older stl file, which I created in fusion360 earlier, everything works.

Does anyone else have the same problem?
It must be due to an update of one of the two applications because it affects only recently released fusion 360 stl files!

Makerbot print and the replicator + make me desperate, clearly a bad buy
Thank you for your answers

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Sudden problems with bronzeFill

by meier_werner

After making some successful prints with colorFabb bronze Fill (MakerBot Replicator mini+, experimental extruder, 0,6mm stainless steel nozzle, colorFabb bronzeFill profile from here) I encountered a huge problem just during a print.
Suddenly the "flow" of filament was very slow and and was kind of stalling. The remaining part of the print then was very fragile, like straw.
I found that the nozzle was congested. After cleaning it I had no problems printing woodfill or normal PLA. But when I tried to print with bronzeFill after a minute the nozzle was congested again and printing stopped.
Any idea what the reason could be? The first prints with bronzefill went flawlessly. I didn't change any settings. But after the "straw-incident" it is not possible to print with bronzeFill. I have no clue. Thanks in advance. (see Pictures of the print)

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