This is the v0.16-beta
There is so many changes in this release that it requires a total deinstallation before installation of this version
Uninstall Marlin3DprinterTool using ControlPanel->UnInstall a Program
Goto C:\Program Files (x86) and remove the directory Marlin3DprinterTool
Goto C:\programData (may be a hidden directory)
Rename the Marlin3DprinterToolConfiguration.xml to somthing ( like Marlin3DprinterToolConfiguration.xml-2017-01-09)
Rename the MarlinEditorConfiguration.xml to something( like MarlinEditorConfiguration.xml-2017-01-09)
The Marlin3DprinterToolConfiguration.xm contains your license data. Useful if you have deleted the license mail.
The MarlinEditorConfiguration.xml contains the paths to current Firmware and fw that you can migrate to and Adruino IDE.
May save some time to copy/paste path to the new config files after installation.
Run the MSI
Start Marlin3DprinterTool and paste in the license key in setup
Connect to your printer and look for the parameter tab to show all parameters that are extracted from your printer.
Start with testing the EndStops. Test the Z-probe with a sponge to give you some exta time to hit power-off before it ruins the bed/nozzle or other parts. Look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bwmh1lIMcg
The distance between nozzle and bed should be at least 0.5mm.
Try to meassure the Z_PROBE_OFFSET with the new Z-probe gauge.
When the z-probe is up and running and gives you repeatable values its time to configure the bed.
REMEMBER TO HOME X/Y/Z before configure the bed
There is different methods of configure the bed corners.
Use the "kompass" to move the nozzle to the corners then hit the "pin" button. This copy the position to the screen
Enter X/Y coordinates for each corner and the "Safe Home" in the middle. Save the position with the save button for each corner. Verify that the corners ar correct with the "goto" button
In previous releases the adjusters have positions. I have discovered that they are almost irrelevant if the bed is close to flat from the beginning (= within +- 1-2mm) On 3 adjuster setup the single adjuster is assumed to be somewhere close to the middle between the nearest corners.
The Bed Leveling makes the far left adjuster "the fixed adjuster". The reason for this is that this adjuster is the most difficult adjuster for righthanded.
When a adjuster is within 0.05mm the adjuster is assumed to be OK. The other corners are marked with clockwise or counterclockwise direktion arrows and amount to turn as hour:minutes. ( 1 hour = 1 turn)
After a bedlevel procedure the result can be seen at the surface tab. Beware that the axis is scaled and the picture shows a more dramatic picture of how the bedsurface is bent.
Do a surface scan .. Almost the same as Bed Level but you can scan with more points
Configure Z-probe contains G29 responce. Next development is to use that to get visible chart of a G29.
PID tab has added Extruder. I need some feedback of how this is working on dual printers. (I have only single extruder printers)
Extruder calibration is possible to choose Extruder. I need some feedback of how this is working on dual printers. (I have only single extruder printers)
Parameters.. Is there some parameters missing that you are using??
The "Show Communication" has a Send command that stores previous commands within a "connection"..
Help me testing the existing Issues on Github.. Close issues if you are satisfied with the new functionality.
Add some more issues if you find some new features that will improve M3DpT.https://github.com/cabbagecreek/Marlin3DprinterTool/releases