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RedDawg
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Makerbot Support?

Since it looks like JP will not be making a dual extruder printer anytime soon, I'm having to fall back on my my ancient Makerbot Replicator2 for some prints where this capability is needed. I want to use the Prusa Slicer which, in theory has Makerbot in the drop-down menu for making a printer configuration. But after I get my files loaded and configure all the options, it will not save/has no option for saving in .X3g file format, which is what the Makerbot requires. Simply changing (by renameing) any slicer generated file to the .X3g format doesn't work. How do I make this work?

This topic was modified 2 years ago by RedDawg
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Posted : 27/12/2019 7:01 pm
K7ZPJ
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RE: Makerbot Support?
Posted by: @reddawg

Since it looks like JP will not be making a dual extruder printer anytime soon, I'm having to fall back on my my ancient Makerbot Replicator2 for some prints where this capability is needed. I want to use the Prusa Slicer which, in theory has Makerbot in the drop-down menu for making a printer configuration. But after I get my files loaded and configure all the options, it will not save/has no option for saving in .X3g file format, which is what the Makerbot requires. Simply changing (by renameing) any slicer generated file to the .X3g format doesn't work. How do I make this work?

Use ReplicatorG to convert the gcode from PrusaSlicer to the X3G format.

Here is short tutorial on how to do it.  Gcode-to-X3g

Posted : 28/12/2019 2:23 am
david_melling1
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RE: Makerbot Support?

Any chance we can get Prusaslicer to run a script after file creation to pass the gcode file and parameters to the GPX command line tool? This is basically what Simplify3D does.

No one wants to have to run 2 tools to create the files for the printer

https://github.com/markwal/GPX

Posted : 04/05/2020 4:35 pm
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