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Configure meshmixer bed printer round

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marco.tonoli
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Configure meshmixer bed printer round

Hi all,

there is a way to have a round bed in meshmixer ? i have a delta printer but did not found option.

thanks

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MagWeb
in reply to: marco.tonoli

You can't setup a circular print volume via MM's GUI.

But here's a workaround:

1. Create a custom printer in MM:

Let's say you put in "MyPrinters" as the Manufacturer and "MyDelta" as the Model. Define the PrintVolumeDimension were Width and Depth is its diameter.

Click Add to store this printer and close Meshmixer.

2. Now browse to your meshmixer directory (by default it is within your Documents directory). Inside meshmixer is a "printers" directory containing a "printers.xml" file. Open this file in a text editor. Using its search functionality search for "MyDelta". This should lead you to a section like this:

printersXML.jpeg

Edit its line

<BedShape>Rectangular</BedShape>

to

<BedShape>Circular</BedShape>

and save the edited file.

 

Now start MM and your printer should show up as a circular one:

MyPrinters.jpeg



Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

Message 3 of 8
MagWeb
in reply to: MagWeb

Forgot: If you edit the printer via MM's GUI again (e.g. setting a different size) it will fall back to a rectangular one and you've to do the procedure again. Same happens to default deltas as the Wasp printers shipping with MM.



Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

Message 4 of 8
marco.tonoli
in reply to: MagWeb

thanks

thanks

thanks

 

... why a so simple option is not in gui.....  there is a lot of delta printer around....

thanks again

Message 5 of 8
MagWeb
in reply to: marco.tonoli

You need to understand that current Meshmixer is a result of an Autodesk Research group. ATM you can't compare it to a polished product.

Agree, a simple toggle rectangular/circular would do the job to setup a delta. There are tons of such simple improvements one could do in MM... But isn't it nice that it is doable?



Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

Message 6 of 8
marco.tonoli
in reply to: MagWeb

i made test with my office windows 10 was ok, but in windows 7 seem very different.... do you have some info for it?

Message 7 of 8
MagWeb
in reply to: marco.tonoli

I'm on Mac but think its the same on WIN:

Do you use a different earlier version of MM on WIN7?

They changed the printer configuration with MM3.3. To setup a custom printer in earlier versions one needed to copy a custom_printers.xml (in the same directory) and edit this... Not sure if circular beds were supported on that time.



Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

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mikedingusRKADY
in reply to: MagWeb

Just stopping by to say thank you!

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