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Resolution Settings for Anet A8

by Fxguy

So I've been printing for a while now with the standard settings for my Anet A8 and all of the resolution / print quality improvements up to now have been due to printed upgrades. Now that I've got just about everyone completed, its time to delve into Simplify Settings. So what settings affect resolution / quality the most? I know generally layer height and print speed are pretty big, but whats the best resolution you can get out of the A8?

Also what settings / resolutions do you use for everyday prototyping / part printing vs high quality final prints?

Thanks!

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New Group: Qidi Tech X-Max

by malakid

I just got one of these amazing printers and I want to share my videos and comments about this printer. Please join in.

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Is Simplify3D still alive?

by Dutchy_79

I haven't seen any updates for a long period of time now and wonder if Simplify3D is still alive or just making money and no longer providing new futures?

Cura is putting out new futures way more,.

Any thoughts?

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Object disappear from S3D

by lc99

Hi all. i'm slicing two object but when the preview is ready one object disappear... if i scale up both of them when i slice them the one that was visible disappear and the one hidden magically appear... i control the object with meshmixer and with blender but no problem with non-mainfold edges and so on... some advices on how to fix this problem?
tnx

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Part cooling fan scale

by Rapsey

Since S3D presents fan speeds as percentages but G-code uses a byte (0-255), I decided to have a look at how the two correspond. I set my profile to go in 5% increments from 0% at layer 1 to 100% at layer 21. The results were quite unexpected.

Layer X: S3D speed % => M106 G-code values

Layer 1: 0 => 0
Layer 2: 5 => 76
Layer 3: 10 => 86
Layer 4: 15 => 96
Layer 5: 20 => 104
Layer 6: 25 => 114
Layer 7: 30 => 122
Layer 8: 35 => 132
Layer 9: 40 => 142
Layer 10: 45 => 150
Layer 11: 50 => 188
Layer 12: 55 => 196
Layer 13: 60 => 204
Layer 14: 65 => /
Layer 15: 70 => /
Layer 16: 75 => /
Layer 17: 80 => /
Layer 18: 85 => 216
Layer 19: 90 => 229
Layer 20: 95 => 242
Layer 21: 100 => 255

I can understand why this was done (though it's a bit of a crummy solution) but what I'm wondering is, can it be changed? I would like to be able to use lower speed settings. I know my setup can handle it.

EDIT: Aha, looks like this is the effect of the checkbox "Increase fan speed for layers below ___ sec" in the Cooling tab. Without that it's a linear scale from 0 to 255 as expected. Question answered.

For the sake of completeness, here's what that looks like:

Layer 1: 0 => 0
Layer 2: 5 => 12
Layer 3: 10 => 25
Layer 4: 15 => 38
Layer 5: 20 => 51
Layer 6: 25 => 63
Layer 7: 30 => 76
Layer 8: 35 => 89
Layer 9: 40 => 102
Layer 10: 45 => 114
Layer 11: 50 => 127
Layer 12: 55 => 140
Layer 13: 60 => 153
Layer 14: 65 => 165
Layer 15: 70 => 178
Layer 16: 75 => 191
Layer 17: 80 => 204
Layer 18: 85 => 216
Layer 19: 90 => 229
Layer 20: 95 => 242
Layer 21: 100 => 255

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