Mach3 Addon

  • Mach3 3D printer Add-on
I am very happy to announce that I have written an Add-on for mach3 which will allow you to use mach3 as a 3D printer Software. You will use mach3 software both for slicng the STL file and printing directly.
Please watch video in full screen…
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Installation Notes:
– Please download the setup1.3.exe and install (may request administrator privilege. The user name and password is your own administrator user name and password)
– It includes Slic3r inside (http://slic3r.org/).
– It requires a Windows machine running .net Framework. You can download the .net Framework yourself here).
– You can change Slic3r settings by editing “gnexlab_config.ini” Which is inside Slic3r directory. You can also open it with Slic3r.exe in order to modify it. Do not forget to save it on the “gnexlab_config.ini” file.
Tested on winXP and Win7 systems.
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 Version Updates:   ver1.3 (Slic3r inside)– Packed with Slic3r 0.7.1

-*-*-*–*-*-Download 1.3 Latest Version Here(Slic3r inside)-*-*-*-*-*-*-

 Version Updates:   ver1.2 (Skeinforge inside)– Post g-code to mach3 button code updated
– Exit button removed
– Packed with Sfact V2.0 11.08.01 (Easy to use skeinforge)

-*-*-*–*-*-Download 1.2 Version Here(Skeinforge inside)-*-*-*-*-*-*-

175 thoughts on “Mach3 Addon”

  1. James Kalopedis said:

    Hi Nuri
    Sorry to be a nuisance but I thought that version 1.3 was the latest but I have since found version 2.2 which I downloaded and installed. Maybe it is machine specific as it didn’t work satisfactory, giving me only 3 lines of g code.
    I found the slicer folder where you mentioned but on looking at the “INI” file the only entry that seems relavent to the “A” chanel of Mach3 was “Extrusion axis=”A” so I assumed that this should be OK. I still get the “A” axis designated with “E” when slicing a “SDL” file with version 1.3.
    Any further thaughts?

    Regards
    James

    • Hi James
      Please try to be sure which config.ini is being used with slic3r. I am not certain, but it must be gnexlab_config.ini
      You are very close to the solution. Investigate little more. You can run gnexlab_open_dialog.exe stand alone to understand what is going on.
      Hope this will help.

      Please do not hesitate to ask me any question.

      Regards,
      Nuri

      • James Kalopedis said:

        Hi again Nuri
        Still can,t get it working! In C:\Gnexlab\\Mach3\Addon\disp\Slic3r there are 3 “ini” files, all of which I have checked to make sure that “Extrusion axis=A”. When it made no difference I then changed all the “.ini” s to “.xxx” and this made no difference to the g code with the “E” prefix on the “A” chanel. I have therefore come to the conclusion that the program is not accessing the ini files at all. I then removed all traces of both Mach3 and the Gnexlag directories. Using “CMD” (DOS) I then searched to make sure there were no references to these files. I also emptied the Downloads directory. After this I downloaded and reinstalled Mach3 ant the addon and then checked the ini files to ensure that “Extrusion axis=”A” and I still have the same problem.
        Is there a problem using Windows 10?

        James

      • Did you have Slic3r installed other than the mach3 addon? It seems that there is a path problem and Slic3r not using the ini files but internal default values or its own ini files. My suggestion again will be using the latest version of the add-on. Sorry for not solving your issue.

  2. James Kalopedis said:

    I just downloaded a stand alone version of Slic3r and it works fine and is giving me the “A” prefix that I require. Using the setup facilities that are available on the main screen, there is a setting called “Printer flavor” and one of the settings available is “Unix/Mach3”. So I copied the entire contents in place of the Slic3r directory in Gnexlab. It still doesn’t work from within Mach3. At least I can use it as a stand alone slicer. I will still persevere with it though.
    You have mentioned installing the latest version of the addon. Where can I get it? on this website it is saying that version 1.3 is the latest?

    James

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