3D printer (Ultimaker 2+) protocol
3D printer protocol
Instrument: Ultimaker 2+
edited by Yuan
The conversion from AutoCAD design to .gcode file, which is used in our 3D printer, Ultimaker 2+, is pretty straight forward. Following are the steps you need to do.
- Complete your design with AutoCAD and save it in .stl file. All dimensions and units should be already set correctly at this point.
- Finish the design in 3D molding mode
- Click “send to 3D print services” in “output” tag on Top tool bar. Following window pops out and click “continue”.
- Select the object in you design that you want to print via clicking them one by one. Then hit “enter” on your keyboard to continue.
- If all information is correct in pop out window, click “OK”. Otherwise click “Cancel” and select.
- Save your .stl file in proper directory.
- Convert .stl file to .gcode file which is used in Ultimaker2+
- Open the file
- You can place your product in the position you want and verify the dimensions in the left window, which shows the environment in the printer.
- Check and verify the parameter in the right side, change them according to your need. Normally you don’t need to change anything.
- Save the .gcode file in proper directory
- Print the design.
- Transfer your saved .gcode file in the SD card used in 3D printer.
- Insert the SD card in 3D printer and turn it on.
- Rotate and press the right side wheel to select the action “print” on the screen. And then find the file you want to print and press the wheel to select.
- Then the printing would start automatically.