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Generating G_Code & Parameter Setting

Generate G_Code

3D Maker will generate G_Code from the 3D model according to your parameter setting by clicking Generate.

Save G_Code

To save G_Code for printing, click Save Gcode.

Simple Parameter Setting

3D Maker has three preset parameter settings for ease of printing:

  1. High Quality Printing
  2. Normal Printing
  3. Fast Printing

You can also input some basic parameter and then save as G_Code for printing.

Full Setting

3D Maker is designed to provide a simple and user friendly experience.

If you require a more extensive experience in the production of a 3D print, you can select the full settings option in the software with the following steps:

  1. Go to the menu bar>Expert and select Switch to Full Settings
    Note: When your 3DMaker is configured to CAset135 you have a fourth tab, start/end-G_code, where you can change the beginning and end process of your print files
  2. You will see 3 new tabs: Basic, Advanced and Plugins. 

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Basic Settings: Quality

The print quality and printing time is determined by the height of each layer.

  • 0.3mm Low quality print (usual settings)
  • 0.2mm Medium quality print
  • 0.15mm High quality print
  • 0.1mm Ultra high quality print

The thickness of the side shells, when printing a simple cube, this is the thickness of the side walls. Increasing it improves the strength of the part.

Retraction is pulling the filament back when moving over a gap in the print. This reduces the amount of thin lines between printed parts. These thin lines are called strings.

Retraction is usually always enabled, unless you want to print faster or are printing with a material that does not allow retraction. Some models don’t require retraction.

Basic settings: Fill

The bottom/top thickness is the outer shell thickness on the top and bottom. Increasing this will make a stronger part, and depending on your model, it will make better solid tops.

3D Maker fills the internal parts of your model with a structure. This grid is made for strength and to support the top layers. The amount of infill you want is influenced by the fill setting. More infill produces stronger parts that take longer to print.

If strength is not a requirement then this setting could be put on 5% for a low density infill that can still support the upper layers.

Basic settings: Print speed

The default setting is 40mm per second for the CASET 135. This is the safe, recommended starting point.

It is possible to print up to 80mm per second but it requires a well calibrated and tuned machine. This speed is not recommended for the Caset135.

Basic settings: Supports

Supports are structures printed below the print object to support parts that otherwise would be unprintable.

There are 2 options, support structures that need to touch the build platform, or support structures that can also touch the top of your model. The platform adhesion type is a setting to help the printed object stick on the printer bed.

Basic settings: Adhesion

Large flat objects might get lose from the printer bed because of an effect called warping (curled up corners in the print).

There is the option to use a raft, which is a thick grid under the object which scars the bottom of your print. Or a brim, which are lines around the bottom of your object and because of the larger area the corners are kept down.

Brim usually gives the best results as it does not scar the object but it requires more space on the printer bed.