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Arc Welder plugin This plugin wraps ArcWelderLib by FormerLurker to convert multiple subsequent G0/G1 moves to G2/G3 arcs. This reduces the number of gcode commands necessary to make curved movements, thus potentially removing stutter caused by buffer underruns caused by the 3d printer controller. Inspired by on a postprocessing script by yysh Feb 07, · Ultimaker Cura Marketplace. It’s a plugin that compresses your gcode by replacing certain sequences of commands with more concise “arc” commands. This potentially can fix issues of the kind that normally would be fixed by advice like “print directly from the SD card instead of over USB.” 3 level 2.
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Oct 23, · ARC Welder is an extension for Chrome that allows you to run them directly from your navigator using APK files, which is the easiest way possible. Once the extension is installed, you need to select a folder where all the temporary files generated by the application will be stored. Feb 10, · Posted November 29, · Arc Welder Anti Stutter plugin. The new options minimum number of segments and mm per arc segment do the job. With a slight reduction of the Gcode size compression (54% intstead of 57%) the smallest radius are . It’s a plugin that compresses your gcode by replacing certain sequences of commands with more concise “arc” commands. This potentially can fix issues of the kind that normally would be fixed by advice like “print directly from the SD card instead of over USB.” 3 level 2.
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By ahoeben , November 20, in Ultimaker Cura. I’m working on a plugin that wraps FormerLurker’s command line version of the ArcWelder plugin originally developed for OctoPrint. The plugin attempts to reduce stutter by simplifying gcode. It analyses subsequent G0 or G1 movements that make up arcs and replaces these sequences with G2 or G3 lines. Gcode containing these arcs may or may not print well on your printer, depending on the type of controller and the configuration of the firmware.
For more information about ArcWelder, read the description of the original plugin , and the discussion of realworld results. Gcode before and after GCode processing by Arc Welder. The image above is gcode created with PrusaSlicer with and visualized with ncviewer. Image by FormerLurker.
An early development version of the plugin for Cura 4. You can install it by dropping the file onto the Cura buildplate as if you were opening a 3d model. The plugin adds settings to the “Special Modes” category. The plugin has not had extensive testing, and is fairly barebones at the moment. I have not personally tested printing with curve commands yet. When discussing results, it helps to include what printer you use, how you print via USB or SD , and if you have customised the electronics or firmware at all.
Edit 2: the plugin is now available from the Ultimaker Marketplace; no need to manually install development snapshots. FormerLurker 20 posts. GregValiant 16 posts.
November 20, It analys. November 23, So, I wanted to mention two changes to Arc Welder: 1. Vase Mode 3D arcs seems to be working well so far. I’ve printed several, and haven’t had any issues However, I’d still love to ha.
December 8, I have submitted an updated version of the plugin for inclusion in the Marketplace. Timing is everything. I’ve just finished printing 24 round drink coasters for my son’s fishing team. It would have been a decent test of the plugin. Thank you for putting this together. I have been following the Arc Welder development for a long time and even tested the early stages of ArcWelder when it was called AntiStutter.
Looking forward when it is fully developed. One question: Does the current beta version of the Cura plugin also work in vase mode Spiralize Outer Contour?
I sliced this part both with ArcWelder and without guessing what this is gets a prize! It was the only change between the two slices and the resultant Gcode files. I printed about 12mm of each file. Max Resolution 0. I’m in compatibility mode so no fancy views of the layers. I’ll attach the STL file. I did not read through all the background material. Just dropped it into Cura, restarted, and sliced the part.
That was true of the three models I sliced. All three models were basically round. It is really difficult to quantify the resolution difference between the two test prints.
At this point I’m going to say that the print using ArcWelder is very marginally nicer than the conventional print. I aborted each print at a different point, but I will guess that the printing time would be the same with either file. It took a bit for it to decide to let it run. IND Cyl4. Does the current beta version of the Cura plugin also work in vase mode Spiralize Outer Contour?
The current version does not, but FormerLurker is working on a version of the ArcWelder tool that does. I think that due to the way I created the package, the executable flag on the ArcWelder tool may be missing.
I’ll look in to that. My First test with your PlugIn.. Works great on my Creality machine basic Stock machine , no firmware modification, printing from sd card. No real difference of quality.. This is the Gcode file opened in Cura. I assume Cura didn’t know what to do with the G2 and G3 codes.
That is correct. Now that there’s an egg, I can work on the chicken. The ArcWelder was originally conceived to reduce stutter resulting from buffer underruns while sending many small gcode moves over the USB connection.
The protocol for printing over USB is rather inefficient, and if processing the transfer of a gcode command takes longer than actually doing the move then you get a stutter.
Printing from SD does not suffer from this. Thanks for you comment ahoeben. Finaly this. It was not a wast of times. Thanks again for the amazing work you made for the community. I’ve printed several, and haven’t had any issues However, I’d still love to have a few testers if anyone is interested. Here is a link to the original feature request. This is producing the flat edges that Cuq saw. See this link for details and photos showing the differences of having this enabled vs not.
For the console application, you can enable 3D arcs with either of these two flags: –allow-z-axis-changes, -z I’m thinking of changing the parameter to –allow-3d-arcs since that is more intuitive. Let me know if this seems reasonable. To enable firmware compensation BOTH of these flags must be included and must be greater than 0: –mm-per-arc-segment and –min-arc-segments or -s and -a if that’s the way you roll!
Thanks to fieldOfView for getting this done! It would have been a couple of months before I would have gotten around to it, and I’m sure it would have taken me 10x longer to do :. Thanks FormerLurker for this information. Where can we find the updated release of the console application?
Cuq, it looks old because I haven’t updated the master branch. Find the most recent artifacts here. You can see which branch they are associated with on the right. Find ‘ArcWelder’ or ‘ArcWelder. Let me know how it goes! So, I made an executive decision and renamed allowz-axis-changes to –allow-3d-arcs.
I figure that’s easier to understand, and better to do it now than later. The artifacts should be rebuilding as we speak. Also, there is no raspberry pi console app in case anyone is wondering. I can build one, but still working to get a self hosted runner so that it’s automatic. Ok , I will wait for an update from ahoeben and then I will give a try to your new options to test if it’s solved the issue on small arc on a basic machine like mine.
Thanks a lot for your work FormerLurker I hop it will push a little bit the 3D printing limits. Hello FormerLurker ,. What is the recommanded command syntax? One is shorthand, the other is a bit more verbose. This is a standard feature of the command line parameter library I am using.
I have made some minor modification on the ahoeben Plug-in for my own tests. I will made some tests regarding you new settings this weekend.
I will give you some feedback. I only have an Ender-3; so I don’t know if this machine will support the 3D circular interpolation. I don’t expect to get real benefits in terms of quality or machine dynamique but I want to test if your new settings will give the possibility to respect the initial small radius shape on this machine. Right now, just on the the theoretical point of view the conversion into 3D arc is correct.