So ive bought a new PLA filament and its a bit smaller than the one that came with the ctc printer so the extruder motor teeth could not pull it through so this forced me to put the last bit of my old filament back on and print a extruder spring loaded one, then put the new filament on again and this time it was extruding fine.
With this new filament being a bit smaller i’m getting really bad first layer, its like there is not enough plastic laying down before the extruder moves, so its pulling it back of the surface.
i’ve been in slic3r and changed some setting to hopefully compensate for the smaller diameter filament, Then i saved out a .stl file.
Now this is where i’m confused because i have to make a .x3g file and the only way i can do that is if i open “makerware” and save out my slic3e .stl file as a .x3g file but this takes out all my slic3r edits like bed temps, 1st layer speed etc… and i just end up with the makerware defaults.
If i use replicatorg to make the .x3g then again the settings from slic3r have gone and i end up with wrong settings like the bed 110c i’ve not set it to 110c anywhere, its set to first layer 70c then 60c thereafter and in the machine settings bed is set to 90c i have temp override off, so where is 110c coming from.
This is very confusing and time consuming. anyone that can tell me how i save the slic3r settings for use in a ctc printer that would be great.