I have added one of the new MK2 systems to a buddy's machine. It was fast and honestly easy to install with a direct drive. Notwithstanding, I am confused with the setup though of the GCode.
The printer started fine, the instructions said to change a few lines, and the 3dChameleon was homing and changing tools correctly between extruders. However, when it started printing the skirt, it was about 5mm over the bed on its Z height, and the extruder was running at the speed of sound and just skipping like mad. I am using the profiles recommended by Bill and only updated the areas requested in the G-Code.
I printed before the installation of MK2 and made sure the Ender was printing correctly to rule out any issues in installing the system that could arise from a prior incorrect misconfiguration.
My question would be, how do I fix my Z Height and High-speed Extruder during the printing?
ALSO, I'M THE FIRST TO POST BOOYA!!!
Hi Ryan! Ok... our code doesn't actually do any Z motions, so I'm not sure where that is coming from. However, I noticed that you're using a little older version of our software installation method than I recommend. For Cura (and all our supported slicers) you should start out with a profile that is known good and working for you without any modifications (for our stuff, that is.) So for example, Cura has great profiles for the Ender series of printers. Make sure you can print with it, then up the extruder count to 4, (making sure to copy all the settings from extruder #1 to the other 3 new ones) and then use our GCode Generator to create the 8 (4 for other slicers) blocks of gcode to copy into the Tool Change portion. We do not require any start or end gcode modifications for Cura, so the default settings will be maintained, and as long as the existing code doesn't show that symptom, you should see the same correct behavior after our code is added.