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[title] Changing Temperature and Fan Settings
[* icon_reminder] Depending on theyour chosen filament brand you choosebrand, you may need to adjust the Print Temperature and Fan Speed. BoXZY's stock settings work well for Hatchbox 1.75 PLA or ABS filament. '''Note:''' the first image does not show the BoXZY profiles selected. You need to haveselect the BoXZY profiles selected as we discussed in the previous steps.
[* icon_caution] Changing the temperature or fan speed in the Manual Control tab will only momentarily change the settings during a 3D print. They will quickly revert back to default mid-print because those settings are stored in the G-code script. Keep reading to learn how to change them for the entire print.
[* icon_note] The '''Slicer''', in this case Cura or Slic3r, is what produces your G-code script and commandsscript/commands for a 3D print. Their settings allow you toYou fine-tune print qualityquality with their settings. Many factors can affect your printing results including room temperature, filament brand, speed, etc. You can find someYou'll constantly learn about and adjust slicer settings. Check the bottom of the page for resources to help you along the way at the bottom of this pageyou.
[* icon_reminder] Depending on theyour chosen filament brand you choosebrand, you may need to adjust the Print Temperature and Fan Speed. BoXZY's stock settings work well for Hatchbox 1.75 PLA or ABS filament. '''Note:''' the first image does not show the BoXZY profiles selected. You need to haveselect the BoXZY profiles selected as we discussed in the previous steps.
[* icon_caution] Changing the temperature or fan speed in the Manual Control tab will only momentarily change the settings during a 3D print. They will quickly revert back to default mid-print because those settings are stored in the G-code script. Keep reading to learn how to change them for the entire print.
[* icon_note] The '''Slicer''', in this case Cura or Slic3r, is what produces your G-code script and commandsscript/commands for a 3D print. Their settings allow you toYou fine-tune print qualityquality with their settings. Many factors can affect your printing results including room temperature, filament brand, speed, etc. You can find someYou'll constantly learn about and adjust slicer settings. Check the bottom of the page for resources to help you along the way at the bottom of this pageyou.
[* red] In the '''Slicer tab''', select the slicer you'd like to adjust. Click the '''"Configuration"''' button on the right under the large '''"Slice with"''' button (shown by a red arrow in the first image). For Slic3r, a new window will appear after several seconds (it's very slow). With Cura, the window will appear on the left side of the interface.
[* green] Select the '''Filament tab''' as shown with the green arrows in the second and third images.
[* icon_reminder] This is where you adjust temperature and min/max fan speed. Changes must be made '''before''' you slice your file. There will be multiple profiles, so make sure to select the one you wish to modify (shown by orange arrows in images 2 and 3). Click save when done and select that profile for slicing as shown by the pink arrows in image 1.
[* icon_note] You'll notice other dropdown bars in the Slicer window. You can use those to select options such as printing supports or a brim. A '''support''' is an additional printed structure that stabilizes overhangs while they're printing. A '''brim''' will extend the base of the part to increase its first layer surface area and increase platform adhesion.
[* icon_caution] Make sure you haveto save your original profile saved and and available so you can revert back to itit, if needed. When modifying your own profile, if you make changes. You will constantly be learning aboutlower print resolution from the stock resolution setting, '''make sure to reduce print and adjusting Slicer settingsmovement speeds dramatically''' or you increase the chance of missing steps.
[* icon_caution] Make sure you haveto save your original profile saved and and available so you can revert back to itit, if needed. When modifying your own profile, if you make changes. You will constantly be learning aboutlower print resolution from the stock resolution setting, '''make sure to reduce print and adjusting Slicer settingsmovement speeds dramatically''' or you increase the chance of missing steps.