So my first 3D printer became the choices FlashForge Finder. I cherished it, and I cherished FlashPrint. It's pleasant and easy to apply, but still gives you a ton of customization options.My husband desired some thing that's higher for printing minis, so he bought an Ender3. But the choices handiest application that appears to work with the rattling thing is Cura, which I hate extra than I can likely specific. My big gripe is that you may't customise the helps without a ton of extra paintings, or even then, 1/2 the prints fail. It's additionally loopy slow! But I don't realize if that's the choices application or the printer.
So is there a manner to get FlashPrint to store matters as a gcode to use on the Ender3?
AFAIK, a .gx document is a gcode record with an extra binary header that carries a thumbnail preview percent. See here and right here. So, you ought with a purpose to edit the .gx report to excise the binary bits at the beginning (no pun supposed (well…)) and save the choices output as a .gcode and be appropriate to move.
Of course, you'll want to exchange the device definitions for the size of the choices construct plate, and so on.
One major gotcha, although, is the choices gcode dialect. Again AFAIK there are alternatives fundamental flavors, Makerbot Replicator fashion and RepRap fashion. General cause slicers (e.g., Cura and slic3r) normally have an option to pick which dialect to use. A producer-precise slicer like FlashPrint may not.
Now that's true records. I didn't recognize any of that.
But I've additionally A: best been three-D printing for about 2 years. And B: up until a few weeks ago handiest ever used the choices Finder, which is exceptional user pleasant lol. It kinda appears like going from a Mac to Linux lol.
I'm also gonna strive the opposite packages that oneone else mentioned to see if they paintings higher than cura.
I percentage the choices hatred for Cura 🙂
Have you attempted PrusaSlicer? It's surely powerful and you can get profiles for the Ender three for it:
Thank you! At least someone consents with me lol.
And I haven't yet, but I'm gonna download it and git it a attempt.
You can use slic3r, prusaslicer, icesl, s3d, and quite a few different unfastened and paid slicers to generate gcode.
Cura isn't a turnkey answer for the choices Ender 3. You need to installation your extruder and dial within the speeds and temperatures. Aside from the helps tho it works reliably once you get it in there.
Basically you want to do all of the difficult paintings that the flashforge people did for you.
I've had similar issues with each new slicer I've used, besides for Eiger, which might be so strong as it gives you nearly zero options to regulate.
I tried Slic3r, but couldn't get the dangle of it. I haven't attempted the opposite ones although.
My husband spent hours looking movies on how to nicely set up the choices speeds, extruder, and temps, so I fairly doubt that's the issue. He's truly top at technical stuff.
It looks like the helps that Cura makes just don't stick in addition to the ones that FlashPrint does, and since you can't certainly change them, it makes the choices print take 3 instances as lengthy.