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  1. #1
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    Question Cubepro FW 2.0 slicer compatibility

    I recently updated my cubepro duo with the hacked/patched v2.0 firmware. What slicers are available for this printer/firmware?

    I've tried slicing with simplify3d and converting the .bfb to .cubepro with the cubepro-encoder but so far the print quality and toolpath for my testprint/benchy is terrible with lots of interuptions due to vertical/z axis lifts. "
    Am i missing something or is this caused by compatibility issues with the "new" 2.0 firmware?

    -Cubenoob

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    Some have had good luck with the profile. You might search around for users with experience here on the forum. Welcome Mori.

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    Have you found good slicer? I'm starting my journey with CubePro Duo and I'm looking for good slicer too.

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    https://www.simplify3d.com/

    This is paid software but has been sanctioned by the community.
    Haven't used it yet but that us the answer.

    I have tried Cura and its BFB profile. It is close but needs work.

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    Mori, I think S3D is the best option but you need to tweak the profile settings for best results. Beginning your tests with 3DBenchy is a good way to get frustrated. The quality guides available on S3D's site are an awesome resource. They catalog all of the common print quality issues and offer recommendations to correct. I would begin by finding the optimal temp and feed rate for that filament with basic shapes and then move on to other settings using more advanced shapes.

    Some of my basic settings to help you get started:
    Extruder nozzle diameter .40mm (i get better results with this vs. .35, although I believe it's supposed to be a .35 nozzle?)
    Extrusion multiplier PLA .90 ABS 1.0
    Layer height: .17mm with 150% 1st layer height and width (You don't need super high resolution for good quality with S3D)
    Temps: PLA 200 ABS 254 (I begin ~10C higher and lower gradually in the early layers)
    Outline and Solid Infill Underspeed: 35%
    Support structure underspeed: 50%

    For the record, I have profiles that work great for the materials I use, put out high quality prints and print 'not so great' 3DBenchys. IMO, it's a torture test not a goal. While I think these printers are capable of putting out picture worthy 3DBenchys, it won't be worth the work to tweak the profiles to that degree. My best 3DBenchys come from the OEM slicers (go figure?) - but my best quality prints for everything else, by far, are with S3D.

    Those super high quality benchys you see in pictures are printed with really small nozzles, at really slow speeds with tons of tweaking to the print profile being used.

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