Slic3r setting chart...

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Slic3r setting chart...

Postby Norm77 » Tue May 20, 2014 8:13 pm

I have really been trying to learn as much about Slic3r (Ver. 1.0.0 RC3) as I can.
The problem is that if you go through all of the different settings and rest the
mouse over each box to change you get a little message that pop up suggesting
the setting for that particular item. Darn - there are approximately 113 different
pop ups (And they don't stay up for very long - which is really irritating.) to look
at. I know that many of them are not necessary every time you want to change
print settings but man it's still a bear to do.

I made a Word document and copy and pasted each pop up. I printed out 22
pages for reference. I was going to create an Excel spread sheet so I could
record each setting for each print but I realized that I may have almost as may
pages as the Word document or maybe more.

Does anyone use some sort of chart to record settings and outcomes, and if you
do I'd sure be grateful for a copy.

Thanks,

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Re: Slic3r setting chart...

Postby kevinepope » Tue May 20, 2014 9:29 pm

I realize it's a tad late to save you the trouble, but if you use Slic3r through MatterControl you can toggle 'Show help' which will turn on tooltips for all settings.

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Re: Slic3r setting chart...

Postby Norm77 » Tue May 20, 2014 9:56 pm

I forgot to mention that I'm using Slic3r through Repetier-Host. Will that make a difference?
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Re: Slic3r setting chart...

Postby Captain Starfish » Tue May 20, 2014 10:28 pm

Hovering over each field in the settings screen should pop up an explanation of what it's for and sometimes recommendations of where to start and how to adjust.

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Re: Slic3r setting chart...

Postby Norm77 » Wed May 21, 2014 1:20 am

Well "kevinepope" hit the nail on the head on this one. I set up MatterControl
and with a few adjustments I was able to get a couple of small prints. I still
have a few question concerning the software, but as soon as I do a little more
research on their web site and the internet I still may have to get back to you
guys.

Thanks again for all of you help - You guys are very helpful and I have learned
so much and also hope to learn a lot more,

Norm77...


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