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  1. #111
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    Aha... that link
    Nice!
    Ekocycle seems to be plugged in too now.

    Quick programming note - your material type drop-down doesn't contain EKO. You only see it when you load an Ekocycle file.

    Is Exit and Close wired in the UI?

    I am getting 'unable to save' errors when I try preserving the original file in default preferences. Save-as returns the same error.
    No issues when I untick preserve and tick history.
    Something is not responding to the error state blocking the overwrite.

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    I do mechanical CAD similarly. Plenty of new features to explore.
    Making any headway with Cura?

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    New version, same URL, but just in case:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gd...mhQ_f28-DhOI6e

    Close and Exit are now wired up. I also did some clean up on the dropdowns, so that if you select EKO, you only see EKO colors.... Same for PLA vs ABS. PLA has "Natural" and ABS does not. Of course, in today's world, Natural would be a no-no, and it would be called Peach or light orange, or light pink, or...

    I haven't done a ton with Cura. I got back to work and was immediately swamped with a release coming up in a couple of weeks.

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    Um, I think natural means unadulterated... No color filler pellets introduced into the hopper.
    Last edited by TommyDee; 07-28-2019 at 05:26 AM.

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    Hmm...
    natural.png

    Well, that doesn't look very clear. Looks like beige or maybe even egg-shell'ish.

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    So, what you are saying is that Natural is the natural color of the PLA without any color pellets.

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    And I am just being very, ah, tongue-in-cheek here. Not really being very serious.

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    LOL... Yea I know. But yes, PLA is a fairly translucent clear I thought and ABS is that like ivory but slightly translucent. Some of the nicest ABS I have for statues and figures.

    However, we could talk 'nude'... and that's a tough color to find! I had a Hatchbox filament that came close to both opaqueness and color. You want a supplier that can assure a pantone color of choice reliably. And you do want to get a good saturation of color pellets in the hopper to get that excellent opaqueness of 3DS filaments.

    Clear is simply another formulation. I really like the translucency of PETG.


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    And I just ordered PLA today. Should have added that to 'eligible' free shipping ;( ....gotta go put it in the basket.

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    Darn! I am trying to find 3DS' description of the M227 command.

    As a further request, I would ask that the script also outputs and reads the last 2 variables on the M227 command.
    I know I am asking a lot. This is turning out to be useful.

    M227 P%d S%d G%d F%d

    P should be reverse feed rate
    S should be feed rate (same as M108 Sn?)
    G is unique; has relevance in reaction time
    F is most likely velocity, same as on G1.

    I have found these 4 characteristics defined in an XML somewhere before. I need to keep looking.

    You're going to have to come up with a way I can properly thank you for this most excellent effort, Buddy!
    Last edited by TommyDee; 07-28-2019 at 06:38 AM.

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    Aha;

    M227:
    PrimeSteps
    450 375
    ReverseSteps 450 375
    PrimeExtruder 600 400
    ReverseExtruder 800 800
    M228
    PrimeHoldOff
    0 0
    ReverseHoldOff 450 375


    Still doesn't make sense, but that's what I got.

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    Oh Interesting.

    let me see what I can work up for the G and F parameters. Do you want this in the UI as well as script support?

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    The UI already has these for edit in the second screen. Just the script generator that doesn't have these.

    Oh, duh, yes, let the UI read these in through a script.

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    So, I was using my own tool, gasp, and I found, dun-dun... dun-dun... (jaws music), a BUG! Yes, you heard it here first! It has to do with preserving the original file. It actually will now.

    Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gd...mhQ_f28-DhOI6e

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    I was looking to break out the P, S, G and F values for the retract start commands. It will look something like:

    MODIFY RETRACTSTART XXXX REPLACE PPPP SSSS GGGG FFFF

    an example:

    MODIFY RETRACTSTART 450 REPLACE 225 225 800 9000

    the script generator will still generate the old format:

    MODIFY RETRACTSTART 450 BY REPLACE 225

    And the script processor will accept both formats, but the original command will leave G and F unchanged.

    The adding the new command was fairly quick to add. I will post the update once I do some testing. I will see about also generating the new command.

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    New version posted that will use both formats of the retractstart line. (at least from the load-script case from the UI). I will do more testing, but I thought I would get it out so that others can beat on it too...

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gd...mhQ_f28-DhOI6e
    Last edited by buddybu; 08-01-2019 at 02:47 AM.

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    You Rock Buddy!

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    Crumb... is it this simple...

    M227 P%d S%d G%d F%d


    M227:
    PrimeSteps 450 375 FALSE
    ReverseSteps 450 375 FALSE
    PrimeExtruder 600 400 FALSE
    ReverseExtruder 800 800 TRUE
    M228
    PrimeHoldOff 0 0 TRUE
    ReverseHoldOff 450 375 FALSE

    Steps are stepper steps, that's easy... but the "extruder" values should be 'velocity' similar to the F-values on G1 commands.
    These two values are not part of a generic offering of GCode M227.

    Now to figure out what M228 ReverseHoldOff means.

 

 

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