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cnelson
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Settings for the included SD card Benchy

I was wondering if we could get a rundown of the settings used then the Benchy that's on the included SD card. That Benchy prints flawlessly, but I'm a novice at slicing and everything I slice comes out so much worse. 
I'm hoping seeing the settings the pros used will give me somewhere to start. 

Best Answer by misan:

You can open that gcode file using a text editor (like Notepad) and scroll down, you will find all the slicing details summarized as comment lines at the end of the file.

This is useful if you want to know a few of the parameters of that print file (like layer height) but not very practical if you plan on transferring them all to your own custom profiles.

My advice is to try to start from the standard profiles on PrusaSlicer, make sure your printer version is set too, and make sure the filament type you use is properly selected on PrusaSlicer. 

Bear in mind that improper orientation can make your print fail even if all the rest is ok. You need a flat bottom surface on your objects for them to adhere properly to the bed (if not, at least you'll have to enable supports, but I would not start with that type of model as my first prints).

Posted : 28/02/2022 3:41 pm
misan
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RE:

You can open that gcode file using a text editor (like Notepad) and scroll down, you will find all the slicing details summarized as comment lines at the end of the file.

This is useful if you want to know a few of the parameters of that print file (like layer height) but not very practical if you plan on transferring them all to your own custom profiles.

My advice is to try to start from the standard profiles on PrusaSlicer, make sure your printer version is set too, and make sure the filament type you use is properly selected on PrusaSlicer. 

Bear in mind that improper orientation can make your print fail even if all the rest is ok. You need a flat bottom surface on your objects for them to adhere properly to the bed (if not, at least you'll have to enable supports, but I would not start with that type of model as my first prints).

This post was modified 2 years ago by misan
Posted : 28/02/2022 4:31 pm
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Neophyl
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Its even easier than that.  In PS go to File>Import>Import Config and then select the gcode file.   While the gcode is from an earlier version of PS (most likely, the code on my sd card is from several years ago) you can load them directly into PS without having to manually go through them.  You can load them in still even with the latest 2.4 beta version.

While not as good as loading in a saved project file it can still be useful at times.

You can always post a zipped up project file of something and ask people how they would slice/print it.  They can then post back updated versions of the project that you can then slice and examine.  Its another good way of learning.

Posted : 28/02/2022 4:54 pm
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cnelson
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Settings for the included SD card Benchy

I didn't know gcode could be opened in Notepad, thanks for that. 

Posted : 01/03/2022 7:11 pm
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Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Settings for the included SD card Benchy

When you become more familiar with G-code you might find Notepad++ a better alternative.

 

Enjoy

 

Swiss_Cheese 

The Filament Whisperer

Posted : 01/03/2022 10:32 pm
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