we orderer a LPRFG creatr HS last june (2014) , and finally got it shipped around the 5th december. (...) yes 6 months.
received the printer and the struggle began, no tutorial , except a
vimeo where 2 people are unpacking the printer , connecting to the
macbook and it works !!!
well that didn't turn out for us.
we connected the printer and the bed didn t move alone. it wasn t even at the right position (not like in the video) when we unpacked it and it was not easy to cut the stuff out of it. after unpacking we looked for some king of unpacking text but notihng to find. finally we went on lpfrg website i was a bit astonished to see how poor the explanations are.
Since a month , i tried many things to get a proper print but it seem to be as complicated as DIY printers.
first, the printer is not always getting usb connection with computer.
1. the software simplify wasn t sent with the printer, and i had first to try with other software like repetier... in the tutorial , its said that there is a special slider file for mac , but the link doesn t exist. ok let s try with a pc.
2. we tried printing with windows but after 2 min of printing, the motor wich provide filaments begins to get forward and backward. with every pc , i m still thinking taht somethig is wrong with the usb connection of the printer, it's also the first time i see that king of AA type usb cable, not the same as on video tutorial. wich is a A/B usb cable.
3.back to mac, i finally got simplify3D,but the software didn t work with yosemite !!! All right , i downgraded my computer.... Now the next problem is to connect the printer to my mac, is seems to be randomly recognized. sometimes turning off printer and on, isn t enough to have the printer back by usb on the mac...
4. when it s finally recognized, we couldnt make it to find the right temperature, speed ETC... to print a proper piece. and the filaments stops getting out of the headprinters after 10 min of printing.??
so , i m looking for a 3D file that works easily and the specific simplify configuration to print it. just to be sure that i'm just an idiot noob, and that my creatr HS is worth buying.
I don't have an HS, however:
Have you looked at the manual:
Also there are a couple of demo prints on the web site that have been sliced with Simplify 3D for the HS. This is the one that uses the right extruder only. (Black Fan - PLA) Make sure you are in the HS part of the web site to find it.
[Posted at 2 pm Central time, January 11, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota]
i took this file but the problem remains the usb connection , lpfrg told me to connect directly to the motherboard.
printer was not seen s by computers, so i went back to there weird usb AA cable
Still, no filament is coming out of the printer, even with test extruding , with repetier or lpfrg, with both headers.
The following 3 clips will guide you through the installation process of your CreatrXL. By following these, you will be printing within 30 minutes. First start with unpacking the printer. Clickhere to see how you correctly pick up the printer
In this clip, you will be guided through the unpacking of a brand new CreatrXL. The unboxing along with the location of tie wraps which need to be removed are shown, as well as the process of a connecting the cables to the printer and computer.
In this clip, we will show you how to install the required software. The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. The next step is to download and install the Repetier Host Leapfrog software or that controlls your 3D printer. We have tried to make this as simple as possible and also provided direct downloading links per operating system.
SIMPLIFY 3D SOFTWARE
If you are using the new Simplify 3D software you can follow all the steps except for the Repetier-Host Leapfrog installation and using explanation. Simply download the software via the purchase link and before first use a pop-up will appear showing you the Simplify 3D Quick start guide. You can also download the Quick start guide or access it from the software via help –> Quick start guide. The quick start guide will briefly explain the functions of the software so that you can start your first print.
Please select you operating system and follow the descriptions in the movie.
The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. The next step is to download and install the newest version of the Repetier Host Leapfrog software as shown in the clip. This software allows you to convert your 3D software file [STL for example] to a printable file [G-Code] and allows you to control your printer. The Repetier Host Leapfrog software contains standard CreatrXL Print Profiles. Just select the extruder, the filament material as well as the color and Repetier will automatically select the ideal print temperature providing you the best print quality possible. There is also a Leapfrog support button implemented in the software. A Mac version will be available soon.
If you have followed the installation procedure, but you can’t control your Leapfrog CreatrXL and the “6 commands waiting” message in Repetier-Host Leapfrog won’t disappear, you have to install the 2.8.28 drivers. Please see Solution can’t connect 6 commands waiting in Repetier-Host Leapfrog how to do so.
For a more thorough description of Slic3s settings please check this guide!
To install the Arduino drivers on a computer with Windows 8 follow these steps after downloading the Arduino software.
- Save unsaved work and write the instructions down
[your computer will reboot into startup options screen]
- Press the Windows Key and the ‘R’ key simultaneously
- Copy the command inside the brackets
–>[ shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00 ] – Select ‘Troubleshoot’
- Select ‘Advanced options’
- Select ‘Startup Settings’
- Select ‘Disable Driver Signature Enforcement’
- Install driver as usual via device manager
In this clip, we will explain you how you can generate a STL file using Sketchup. We show you what to download and how to export your design in STL.
In this final clip, the process of creating your first print will be explained. This starts with removing the callibration print that is already on the print bed. How to insert the filament and operate the Repetier Host Leapfrog software is also shown, which should culminate in your first 3D Print on the CreatrXL!
The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. You will then need to in stall this driver for OSX to recognize the hardware.
The next step is to download the Repetier software as shown in the clip. This software allows you to convert your 3D software file [STL for example] to a printable file [G-Code] and allows you to control your printer. We have developed standard print profiles for the CreatrXL. Please follow the instructions below to install the print profiles for Mac [not yet included in the video]:
- Download This file
- Go to your Home Folder on Mac and select “Go to Folder” from the Go Menu en type “Library/Application Support/Slic3r/” - Unzip the file you just downloaded and dump the contents in the Slic3r folder, it will replace your existing settings. If you want to keep your current settings as well, take the contents from each folder and put this in the same folder in the Home/Libaray/App../Slic3r folder.
Download instructions by Deepak Dinesh Mehta For a more thorough description of Slic3s settings please check this guide!
Please request a firmware download via the Ticket System