Storing print parameters, STL, zcode, cad file


#1

Hi,

Do you use a software to store details when you print parts ?

I mean, something that is able to store, a consistent list of information and file related to a print (parameters used in Z-Suite, STL and or cad file, generated z-code, even the spool of filament used and some JPG of final part). The idea is to be able to archive my print jobs, in order to reproduce them or modify them, and to provide a good service when I print parts for other people.

Laurent

(as a software developer, I might write one, but as a software developer, I am lazy and hate to rewrite something that already exists :wink: )


#2

good point


#3

Excel or any other spreadsheet should work pretty well for this.


#4

CODE

Layer Thickness Printing Profile Speed Infill Pauses

0.09 Z-ABS NORMAL FULL=75%

0.14 Z-ULTRAT HIGH SOLID=39%

0.19 Z-GLASS   MEDIUM=22%

0.29 Z-HIPS   LIGHT=17%

09ZANF 0.09 Z-ABS NORMAL FULL No

14ZUHM 0.14 Z-ULTRAT HIGH MEDIUM No

09OANF 0.09 Octave ABS NORMAL FULL No

P09ZANF 0.09 Z-ABS NORMAL FULL Yes

I use this formula to generate a code I place in the file name to let me know the settings I used for that generated zcode.


#5

I just add the settings I used to the Zcode file name so I know what were used. Been working so far for me.


#6

Hi

Thank you for the feedbacks.

Storing Z-Suite parameters in Z-Code file names helps, thanks !

Actually, I am looking for a way to "link" together all the other files related to a print and also, in a project (a project being something built from multple parts).

When I say "link", I mean if I use a bushing in 5 projects and I discover a way of making it better, I'd like the update to be present in all these projects

I think I am going to achieve that using a software versioning system (git or subversion) for the time being, but I will make a more user friendly interface asap

Thanks !

Laurent