XYZprinting Add-in Program User Manual

XYZprinting Add-in Program User Manual
XYZprinting Add-in Program
User Manual
Compatible XYZprinting 3D Printer model:
da Vinci 1.0A/1.0 AiO
da Vinci Jr. 1.0
da Vinci Jr. 1.0 w
da Vinci Jr. 3in1
da Vinci 1.0Pro
da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3in1
User Manual
Announcement
Limitation of Liability Clause
Although it is our intention to produce a manual and product functions that are correct and stable, in no event
shall XYZprinting be liable for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, consequential damages (including data
loss of your computer). It is strongly recommended to backup or move your important data before using this
software to prevent data loss and corruption.
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SOLIDWORKS® is registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries
Printing History
Reprints of this manual's edition number may incorporate changed material since last release. Minor
corrections and updates may be incorporated without changing the publication date or edition number.
Doc Edition
Month
Year
1.0
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XYZprinting Add-in Program User Manual
"XYZprinting add-in" is a product plug-in to SOLIDWORKS® software. This plug-in software offer more convenient
to make print model with 3D printer when you design via SOLIDWORKS® software.
Compatible XYZprinting 3D Printer model: da Vinci 1.0A/1.0 AiO, da Vinci Jr. 1.0, da Vinci Jr. 1.0 w,
da Vinci Jr. 3in1, da Vinci 1.0Pro and da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3in1
Note: XYZprinting add-in software ONLY available in version of SOLIDWORKS 2016
Overview
1.Install Software
Download "SwAddinXYZprinting" and install to your computer.
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Click "SOLIDWORKS 2016" to start. Click "Option", which is on toolbar, and select "Add-Ins" to choose
"XYZprinting daVinci" and "XYZ printing" will show on the list. With the add-in software installed, CAD file can be
send to XYZprinting 3D printers directly.
1
Click "Option"
2
Click "XYZprinting da Vinci"
3
Check "XYZprinting" on list
1
3
2
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2.Choose Printer Model
When XYZprinting add-in is installed, XYZprinting add-in tab will be displayed in the toolbar. Open "SOLIDWORKS 2016"
and choose a printer model on the "XYZprinting" tab.
3.Connect to the Printer
XYZprinting printer(s) connected to the computer will be listed in the "Print File" tab. Select the targeted printer and click
on "Connect"
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4. Setup Your Printing and Print
After the connection is setup, the windows of slicing profile will be shown at the bottom of the selected printer.
Print parameters are setup in the windows of slicing profile. Please select optimized print parameter based on the
object to be printed and press "Print" button to slice.
After the object is sliced, press "Print" to start printing. You may also click "Save" to save the file in "3w" format.
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Notice
da Vinci series can be select material. Moreover, da Vinci 1.0 Pro and da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 in 1 are advance
model. These two model can selected more detial printing parameter.
4.1 Quality
The quality of print object will respect to layer height (L.H.). There are three quality options: Normal
(L.H.:0.4mm), Good (L.H.:0.3mm), and Excellent (L.H.:0.2mm).
Printed product quality will affect printing time. For example, high quality prints takes more time than low quality
prints since smaller layer height creates more precise print objects.
Normal: L.H.0.4mm
Good: L.H.0.3mm
Excellent: L.H.0.2mm
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4.2 Nozzle Diameter
Nozzle diameter can be selected (0.3/0.4mm) and only for da Vinci Jr. series.
4.3 Raft
You need to put more attention when your print slender objects. Since its physical unstable, print objects may
buckle or twist. You may add "raft" when you printing slender objects, increasing contact area between print
objects and print bed. Rafts offer stable structure during process. Moreover, Printouts with raft on the bottom is
easier to be removed from the print bed.
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4.4 Support
Support is only required for objects with overhangs. Adding Support helps improve structural strength of print
object and prevent the object from deforming during printing.
Model with support (rear view)
Model with support removed
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5. Others
5.1 Print Info
Printer status is shown in the tab "Print Info". You can check the status of current connected printer.
A Current connected printer
A
B Printer status:
Printer Busy: The printer is now occupied
B
Ready to print: The printer is available to print now
C
C Current print bed temperature
D
D Current extruder temperature
E
E Current printing progress
5.2 About
The tab "Help" shows XYZprinting add-in version. Moreover, you can access XYZprinting website by clicking
the "Contact Us" button.
F Current "XYZprinting add-in" software version
F
G Link to XYZprinting website
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