Pronterface vs Simplify 3D?

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Pronterface vs Simplify 3D?

Postby Gwhite » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:19 am

I have just assembled an M2 kit with the LCD controller. I've gone through the initial setup, calibration & test print without a hitch. Thge next step is to get a slicer, and i've decided to splurge on Simplify 3D.

I know Pronterface and Simplify 3D are very different programs, but if I need to do something like run the extruder in reverse to change filaments, can I do that entirely through Simplify 3D, or do I need a control package like Pronterface as well? As best I can tell, I can't do it through the LCD interface.

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Re: Pronterface vs Simplify 3D?

Postby Larry » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:46 pm

S3D has a Machine Control Panel (Tools > Machine Control Panel > Jog Controls) that will allow you to control the extruder directly (extrude/retract) as well as all other motors. No other package is needed.
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Re: Pronterface vs Simplify 3D?

Postby Gwhite » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:13 pm

Thanks! That's what I expected, but couldn't verify easily.

One less software package to learn...
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