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    New software for 3D printers: MatterControl

    It seems that this software isn't really new but it seems powerfull and it's FREE:
    http://www.mattercontrol.com/



    I've just tested it and it's really interresting, 3 slicing method (matterslice, slic3r or cura) it can import parameters from those slicing software.
    You can find powerfull options as : "Automatic Print Leveling"

    http://www.mattercontrol.com/articles/m … t-leveling

    A fantastic option that helps to have a good bed level without using electronic or mecanic device.
    I think i'm going to let simplify 3d and repetier to use this software.
    Last edited by Mcbride19; 08-13-2014 at 01:49 PM.

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    No affiliation to SD?

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    You mean Solidoodle ?
    No, the software actualy have only 3 partners : airwolf3d, seemecnc and robo3d
    But more partners plan to join this software

    http://www.mattercontrol.com/partners

    Of course it still have some bugs but a new upgrade is coming and the devellopers are listening the user to make this software better and put inside some real interresting options.
    http://wiki.mattercontrol.com/Release_Notes

    You can import your slic3r parameters for example, that helps a lot to have good parameters.
    I first used it for my Rostock Max but also I made test on the Solidoodle with the help of the slic3r parameters import option. And the result was really good, especially with the Automatic print levelling that helps me a lot on the Solidoodle(As you know the solidoodle's mecanic bed levelling system is far from perfect).

    I've made other test since yesterday, and I can confirm that it's a real interresting soft for our 3d printers(Solidoodle or others !).
    It's a brand new software that still needs to grow up but it can become one of the most powerfull and Free 3d printing software(better than simplify3d or repetier/slic3r).
    Last edited by Mcbride19; 08-13-2014 at 01:51 PM.

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    A new version : 1.1.3

    The download link;

    http://www.mattercontrol.com/#jumpMa...ntrolDownloads

    Don't worry if it's written 1.1.2, when you click to download it's the new version.

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    How does the bed leveling stuff work? How can it adjust or level the bed?

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    simply by using the paper method, giving you the fine control of the head(or the bed it depends what sort of printer you have). And by this method it saved the result and use it each time you are printing, but the bed levelling can be disabled , so you can print with youre own adjustments.

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