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Web interface

Web interface

With our web interface you can control the 3D printer remotely. In this chapter we will explain the main web interface buttons and actions takes or NOT to be taken while printing.

Machine Control

The web interface contains a lot of technical information which gives you heads up about your printer and status.

Basic information about the position of the printhead, speeds achieved and hardware monitoring such as input voltage and mainboard temperature.

Here you can see the actual temperature of your bed and nozzle (Tool 0). You can also set a new active temperature.

When you set a Tool temperature the tool isn’t switched on default, you’ll have to click the Heater 1 to enable the heater.

Control your printhead when the printer is idle with these buttons. Home All will bring the printer to its starting position. Auto Delta Calibration is used for  calibration of the machine.

Please make sure you don’t use these buttons while the printer is printing an object!

Here you can find pre-defined shortcuts or make your own shortcuts (macro’s).

A macro is a sequence of g-code commands which you are using more often.

When you want to extrude manually use this control. The buttons Retract and Extrude will be only available when the nozzle (Tool 0) is at temperature for at least 170 degrees Celsius.

For quick loading use the feed rate of 15mm/sec or higher but for extrusion of filament only use 5mm/s or 1mm/s.

Print Status

This part of the interface will be only working when a print is running.

When the print is running and you want to pause the print job click on Pause Print.

When you want to cancel the print first Pause the job and press Cancel to stop the job. Press Resume if you want to continue the print.

When printing the first layer your print head/nozzle can be too high or too low from the bed. With “Baby Stepping” you can correct this for a better result., because your first layer is very important. To correct some slight offset you can use the baby stepping to get the print head closer to the bed (-0.05mm) or get the print head further away from the bed (+0.05mm).

When the print is ready you can click Print Another to make the same print again. Please make sure before you
click this button you cleaned the bed as mentioned in chapter Cleaning your bed.

Fan control: Here you can override the settings of your print file. Control your Tool Fan (Material Fan) more or less than setup in the slicing software.
Speed factor: Control the speed of the printer
Extrusion factors: Control the extrusion multiplier of the printer

G-Code Files

Here you can upload your files or start a print. It’s also possible to create folders to get your files organised.

Start a print

Click on a filename in the G-Code Files list to start printing this file.

If you press Yes, the 3D printer will start this file. Most of the time (depending of the start up settings part of your slicing software) the 3D printer will start warming up the bed first.

Extra file options

Right mouse click (windows users) on the file will give you more options. The Simulate File option will start a print (simulated) directly without visible motion on the 3D printer. With this option you can calculate a really accurate time of printing and usage of the material. When the simulation is finished you will get a message on the web interface:

File Demo_Material_Part_PETG.gcode will print in 0h 38m plus heating time

With the more option list, you can also rename, delete a file or download the file to the computer. We don’t advise to use the Edit if you have an editor like notepad++ on your computer as this is a slow method compared to an external editor.