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# Install the operating software for BoXZY

# Configure the BoXZY settings in the user interface

# Configure the 3D printing slicer for BoXZY

  1. In your web browswer go to http://www.repetier.com/download-now/
    • In your web browswer go to http://www.repetier.com/download-now/

    • Select the Mac download

    • Before you can open the downloaded file check to see if you have administrative rights to install a program for the User Login you signed into

    • When you know you are able to install the software make sure that you do not have any security features or software preventing you from installing software downloaded from the internet and proceed to Step 2 of guide

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  2. Open  Repetier-Host Mac.app from where  your web browser saved the download from Step 1
    • Open Repetier-Host Mac.app from where your web browser saved the download from Step 1

    • When you open Repetier-Host Mac.app you will see two windows pop up on your screen. The First Steps Tutorial will be in the foreground and the Repetier-Host interface in the background

    • This guide will cover same steps in the "First Steps" tutorial but be aware that if you close the window you will not see the tutorial again. Our guide will get your BoXZY set up but feel free to read through the tutorial before continuing with Step 3 of our guide

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    • Close the First Steps tutorial and select the Printer Settings icon in the Repetier-Host interface

    • In the Printer settings window select the Connection Tab. Select the Port menu and locate the Port that you have your BoXZY USB cord plugged into. Note that if you move to a different USB port it will be named differently and may be named differently than our USB port in the image

    • Select the Baud Rate menu and then select 115200 and then select Apply

    • Select the Dimension tab in the Printer settings window and replace the values with the values we have in our Dimension tab, as shown in the image

    • Select Apply and then Select OK

    • Note that if you are User that does not have administrative rights these settings may not be saved when you Quit Repetier Host

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    • In your Repetier-Host interface select the Slicer tab and then select Configure. We will not be configuring Skeinforge in this guide

    • After selecting Configure the Slic3r window will pop up with a Configuration Assistant. We will be configuring Slic3r for BoXZY manually in this guide. You can close the Configuration Assistant

    • In the Slic3r window select Print Settings from the top three tabs, note that there is also a Printer Settings tab that we will cover later in this guide. Select Layers and Perimeters in the menu on the left hand side with the Red Arrow point to it. Match your settings with our image settings, indicated with a blue arrow

    • After editing the values select the Save Preset button, represented by the red circle in the image. Write BoXZY in the pop up window and select ok

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    • Select the Print Settings tab at the top of the Slic3r window then Select Infill from the menu on the left hand side and match the settings as seen in the image, indicated with a blue arrow

    • Be sure to select the Save Preset button and save to the BoXZY preset you made in Configuring Slic3r Print Settings Part 1

    • With the Print Setting tab selected, select Skirt and brim from the menu on the left hand side and match the settings as seen in the image, indicated with a blue arrow

    • Be sure to select the Save Preset button and save to the BoXZY preset you made in Configuring Slic3r Print Settings Part 1

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    • Select the Filament Settings tab at the top of the Slic3r Configure window. Select Filament from the menu on the left hand side and match the settings as seen in the image, indicated with a blue arrow

    • Select the Save Preset button. This time you will have to create a new save preset for BoXZY's Filament Settings, by typing BoXZY and selecting OK

    • While in the Filament Settings tab select Cooling from the menu on the left hand side and match the settings as seen in the image, indicated with a blue arrow

    • Be sure to select the Save Preset button and save to the BoXZY preset you made earlier in this step

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    • Select the Printer Settings tab at the top of the Slic3r window. Select General from the menu on the left hand side and match the settings as seen in the image.

    • Select the Save Preset button. This time you will have to create a new save preset for BoXZY's Printer Settings, by typing BoXZY and selecting OK

    • While in the Printer Settings tab select Extruder 1 from the menu on the left hand side and match the settings as seen in the image, indicated with a blue arrow

    • Be sure to select the Save Preset button and save to the BoXZY preset you made earlier in this step

    • Exit the Slic3r window and select the Repetier-Host interface

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    • In the Slic3r tab on the Repetier-Host interface there are menus for Print Settings, Printer Settings and Filament Settings (Extruder 1)

    • Select the menu for each Setting and select the BoXZY preset we made each one throughout this guide. Leave Extruder 2 and Extruder 3 blank

    • You have now completed the Slic3r configuration and saved the data to presets for BoXZY.

    • Be sure you verify that BoXZY presets are selected for Print Settings, Printer Settings and Filament Settings (Extruder 1) before slicing your 3D part

    • To mill, select the G-Code tab next to the Slicer tab and load your g-code.

    • To laser please go here

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Conclusion

Now that you have BoXZY running from OS X you can explore the world of your creations.

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cannot save Print Settings for slic3r (though the other tabs save fine). I always get: "I was unable to load the selected config file: unable to resolve overloaded method for Wx::ComboBox::SetSelection at ...Slic3r/GUI/Tab.pm line 844. But wouldn't it be easier to just post the saved setting file for us to download and put in some appropriate directory where Repetier can see it?

Steven DeRose - Reply

With some help from the good folks at Boxzy, this is now working. Not sure why it didn't at first, but I'm up and running! Thanks!!!

Steven DeRose -

The configure button on the ‘Slice with Slic3r’ screen in Repetier-Host Mac 1.1.0 didn’t work for me. I loaded Slic3r app separately and after following the instructions here to create profiles and printer settings and saving each. I returned to Repetier-Host and could load the Settings and Filament successfully. Apart from that little hiccup everything else went smoothly. Thanks.

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