Friday, May 3, 2013

Experimenting with multiples

Today we experimented with multiples...

Although our turtle print failed, we did learn the process...

STEP 1: Edit the Slicing Profiles in Replicator G - You can do this any time, there does not have to be a file loaded, nor does your printer have to be plugged in.  Go to GCode >> Edit Slicing Profiles.  Then choose "Duplicate" (of any profile) and it will ask you to name your new profile.  We learned from experience to come up with a very clear way to name our profiles, since we got a little obsessed with multiples combinations.

STEP 2: Modify the profile to make make multiples - This will require choosing the button in the last column, second row labeled "Multiply."  Then check the box "Activate Multiply." Finally, you can choose the number of columns and rows in the blue shaded boxes.  You will see I chose 2 and 2, so I will be printing 4 multiples at a time.  A final cool option is to check "reverse sequence every odd layer."

STEP 3: Choose the correct profile when printing - When you go to generate gcode, don't forget to select the slicing profile from the top of the pop-up.  

That's it!  Easy as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.  (OK, I couldn't resist the pun.)

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