(Computer) System Requirements

Software Minimum Recommended Windows OS Windows 7 [.NET Framework Version 4.5 or higher] Windows 8, 10 [.NET Framework Version 4.5 or higher] MAC OS Mavericks (10.9) El Capitan (10.11) [newer patches may cause software issues] Hardware Minimum Recommended Processor 32 bit dual core CPU 64 bit quad core CPU Memory 4 GB >8 GB Graphics Card OpenGL card with 500 MB video RAM OpenGL card with >1 GB video RAM Display 800x600, ...

Bed Level Calibration

Definitions - Gcode M573 = Displays the drive system values in the spooler. - Gcode M578 = Displays the bed offset values in the spooler. Shown as all zeroes in the image above because offset values have been applied yet. - Test Print Border Target = 0.4mm - Distance range for each corner = +/- 3mm - Negative Drive System value = Distance nozzle is away from the bed. - Positive Drive System value = Distance nozzle is into the bed. Written Instuctions with some Videos "Reca...

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Manually Adjust Print Bed Offset Values If you're having issues with prints not sticking to the print bed or rafts that stick too much, this guide will help to fine tune your offset values to alleviate these issues. - Start by navigating to the drive system calibration screen and click the button to initiate the calibration. This will cause the printer to measure five locations on the print bed to reestablish the offset heights. - This process is not perfect and it is likely you ...

Common Software Issues

Micro Not Recognized - PC If your Micro is still experiencing issues with connecting to the software after power cycling and restarting the software, here is another thing to look out for. For PC users, the Spooler portion of our software may interfere with the ability of the Micro to connect. The Spooler can get stuck running in the background which can cause this issue. Below is a guide for closing out the Spooler if it remains running after the M3D software is closed. - With our softwa...

Adjusting Backlash Speed

With the newest version of software, you are now able to adjust the backlash speed. Some users have found that setting a lower backlash speed may reduce y-skipping. Below are the steps to access the setting to change the backlash speed. Note: You do not need to change the backlash speed by default. This is only necessary in order to help reduce skipping if your printer is experiencing said skipping. - With printer on and connected, click the gear in the upper right hand corner to access s...

Printer Axes and Move/Scale/Rotate GUI Icons

Description "Move, Scale, and Rotate," icons are located on the left hand side of the print page. Each of these icons have arrows that you can click to manipulate an object. The axes are assigned as follows: X-axis to the left and right directions on the print bed, while looking at the front of the Printer. Y-axis then refers to motion from front to back Z-axis is up and down with respect to the print bed. Move Move allows you shift the object either to the left or right (X-Axis) or to ...