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Dual Extruder and Skirt.

Posted by spaceman 
Dual Extruder and Skirt.
March 15, 2013 08:36PM
We have finally got to a point on our machine where we are testing the second extruder. We have set all the correct settings in Slic3r to get a good print. What we have found is that the skirt operation is only performed by the first extruder. Does anyone know how to get the skirt function to use both extruders? Or is Slic3r not able to yet? Anyone have any suggestions how to get around this issue if Slic3r can't do it?
Re: Dual Extruder and Skirt.
March 16, 2013 04:11PM
Increasing the number of skirt loops to two should turn it on however it doesn't. I reported a bug on github for this a couple of weeks ago. Waiting patiently for a fix...

Meanwhile you could try using the RepRapPro Slicer but it is painfully slow.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/2013 04:12PM by ajayre.
Re: Dual Extruder and Skirt.
March 18, 2013 01:20AM
Thanks for the info Andy. I'll keep an eye out at github to see what happens.
Re: Dual Extruder and Skirt.
March 31, 2013 07:02AM
This is a job for the Importer and exporter for G-Code, I hope
If you can help me debug it and make it a usable tool
I posted it here: [sketchucation.com]
and [forums.reprap.org]
that is in [forums.reprap.org]

I need a test g-Code and a description of what I need to do to make the exported g-Code usable.

So if you are up to it - let me know :-D
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