chad.r2
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Colorprint Color Change Layer counterintuitive

Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:07 am

Just trying ColorPrint for the first time. Pretty cool. The only think I found a bit confusing was exactly which layer to enter for the color change. The instructions state to Set the heights in mm where the color change will occur. I wanted the color change to occur at 1.1mm, so color 1 would be from 0 to 1mm and then hoping it would stop, allow color change, then start 1.1mm with the new color.

Turns out it changes color AFTER that layer prints...so it printed color 1 from 0 - 1.1, then 1.2 and onward with the new color.

Maybe it's just me in that this expectation, but either way to be more clear it should specify a bit more clarity. i.e. "Set the height in mm where the color change will occur after it prints. i.e. the color change will occur after this layer prints." or something along these lines.

chad.r2
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Re: Colorprint Color Change Layer counterintuitive

Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:08 am

No one else is having this issue?

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Re: Colorprint Color Change Layer counterintuitive

Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:07 am

I did make the same mistake using Colorprint to pause a print to insert items into chambers. I guess it just depends on design POV.

chad.r2
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Re: Colorprint Color Change Layer counterintuitive

Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:25 am

So in ColorPrint webpage, I added a color change at 2.15.

Here is the GCode:

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G1 Z2.650 F7200.000 G1 X228.613 Y168.813 F7200.000 G1 Z2.150 F7200.000 M600 G1 E0.80000 F2100.00000 M204 S2000 G1 F3600 G1 X227.337 Y168.471 E0.03348 G1 X227.264 Y168.535 E0.00247 G1 X227.956 Y171.750 E0.08333
Should the color change prompt on the printer occur before or after 2.15 begins printing?

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Re: Colorprint Color Change Layer counterintuitive

Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:04 am

I have tried one time with ColorPrint, but the result was very strange. The printer made the outer perimeter 3 in the original color and then executed the M600 command.

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