3D print troubleshooting

I want to share a link that I stumbled upon when I was troubleshooting some print issues back when I was using Slic3r as a slicing tool that help me a lot with with my printer configurations: https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/

Even if it is on the Simplyfy3D website the issues and and resolutions are applicable for any printer/software…



Simplify3D and OctoPrint


I’ve just purchased a license for S3D and I’m starting to learn it/configure it for my Velleman k8200 printer. I’ve been running Slic3r previously and that slicing tool has a great integration to OctoPrint and I’ve not found anyone that has proposed a simple way to send the gcode output from S3D to OctoPrint so I’ve solved it fairly easily by simply issuing a curl command.

Go to Edit Process Settings and select the Scripts tab and enter the following statement

curl -H "X-Api-Key: 185A556C8F684E20AAB85F2D867F2791" -F "select=false" -F "print=false" -F "file=@[output_filepath]" ""
  • Change to your own API-key
  • Modify the URL (and if you want to save it to your sdcard change the URL to …/api/files/sdcard)
  • If you want the uploaded file to become selected upon upload change select=false to select=true
  • If you want it to start printing upon upload change print=false to print=true

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