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by wmgeorge
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: 123D Design Shutting Down
Replies: 13
Views: 13803

Re: 123D Design Shutting Down

It was a surprise to me also, and I had purchased the Book! I was using Fusion 360 but as I noted elsewhere on here it was slow as it requires internet access and then the constant updates. I found this ViaCAD 2D/3D V10 and it was easy to use and not very expensive, see my "other" post on here. I do...
by wmgeorge
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Best modeling software for my business
Replies: 3
Views: 3695

Re: Best modeling software for my business

Up until 3 weeks ago I had decided that Fusion 360 even with all its quirks and slowness with a medium speed DSL connection was it for me. I came from learning ACAD in 1992 and decided Autodesk is for me. However on a whim I decided to try Punch ViaCAD 2D/3D Version 10 and wow, it is much more user ...
by wmgeorge
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Quick Start - 2mm hex wrench step not available?
Replies: 6
Views: 7349

Re: Quick Start - 2mm hex wrench step not available?

I do not have the "E" model but mine was purchased August (I think) 2015. I checked it then, and after the PEI install I leveled in Sept and I am ashamed to admit that was the last time I checked. About a week ago I moved the M2 downstairs after not using for maybe 2months thinking maybe I should ch...
by wmgeorge
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: X and Y Layer Shifts
Replies: 7
Views: 5162

Re: X and Y Layer Shifts

I will vote for the PEI sheet and proper set up. Mine has been on for about a year now, granted I do not print a lot, but it works great.
by wmgeorge
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Simpllify3D Material settings make no sense?!
Replies: 7
Views: 5251

Re: Simpllify3D Material settings make no sense?!

Thanks for the reply, I just was looking for the file to copy. I did figure out the Export and Import and got it transferred.
by wmgeorge
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Simpllify3D Material settings make no sense?!
Replies: 7
Views: 5251

Re: Simpllify3D Material settings make no sense?!

I am going to renew this Thread with a question? Where are those material Profiles stored? I have modified mine for PETG as that material does not seem to be on the S3D list and I would like to copy over to my other computers.
by wmgeorge
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes printers in the $3000+ price range better?
Replies: 4
Views: 3306

Re: What makes printers in the $3000+ price range better?

I had a TAZ Mini and the TAZ 5. The Mini was decent, but it has to do the auto leveling ALL the time. Build quality equal to a M2 with a much smaller print area. The 5 was not solid construction at all, lots of aluminum extrusions used and the print head sagged because the X axis rods were too small...
by wmgeorge
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: DIY Laser
Replies: 12
Views: 7457

Re: DIY Laser

Ok a update working on new control system using Arduino board and Gshield. In the mean time my newly purchased and installed Nortons Suite found a Virus in the Chinese software. Needless to say all the Chinese software is deleted and the rest of my computers and USB drives will be scanned. Malwareby...
by wmgeorge
Mon May 30, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: DIY Laser
Replies: 12
Views: 7457

Re: DIY Laser

No that one is only 500 millwatt or .5 watt this is the one and its 5.5 watt. http://www.ebay.com/itm/All-metal-5-5W-30X23CM-Laser-Engraving-Cutting-Machine-DIY-Engraver-Logo-Marking-/252401597503?hash=item3ac44ebc3f:g:1z4AAOSwRH5XLFYV Since its a Blue light laser I think 445nm wavelength it goes ri...
by wmgeorge
Sat May 28, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: DIY Laser
Replies: 12
Views: 7457

Re: DIY Laser

To keep Ed and others from being concerned that I will burn my eyes out I need to post a couple more pictures. But the Blue light lasers are very dangerous and notice the amber shielding that I have made and used around the machine. I do also have extra safety glasses ordered and coming tomorrow, th...