Any plans 'IP detect'



  • Are there any plans to accept detection / connection from tools such as CURA ?

    To be able to pull basic printer information such as bed dimensions / offsets etc - and even send gcode straight to the printer ?

    Not a big deal - just curious.


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    There is already a Cura plugin to upload files to a Duet direct from Cura.

    It would be entirely possible for Cura to obtain printer information from a Duet running RRF 3.01 by using the rr_model HTTP call. Whether the Cura plugin architecture would allow the bed size etc. to be set from the printer from a plugin, I don't know.


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    In addition, all Duet boards (including the DuetPi Linux distribution) support mDNS. I made an Android app to discover Duets over the network a while ago.



  • Cool, I'll dig some more, I'm going to try Cura and was just setting it all up. I like Prusa Slicer but they've messed up filament profiles for non prusa printers in the latest build, I'm through using Simplify.



  • I suspect there is a caveat t mDNS for some versions of rrf2 where it was disabled. But it should be back in the latest afaik


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    @bearer said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    I suspect there is a caveat t mDNS for some versions of rrf2 where it was disabled. But it should be back in the latest afaik

    mDNS was disabled in the build for the legacy 0.6 and 0.8.5 Duets some time ago, because it was crashing and the third-party mDNS code was too badly flawed to be fixed easily. Originally. mDNS was not supported on the Duets that used the W5500 chip (Duet Ethernet and Maestro), but @chrishamm added it a few versions ago. So mDNS is currently supported by all Duet 2 and Duet 3 boards using recent RRF 2.x and 3.x firmware.



  • Found the plugin for Cura and that works, can't discover the printer yet but can send stuff straight to it ... a small victory at least.



  • @Garfield said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    can't discover the printer yet

    is it in the same subnet / broadcast domain?



  • It is, has both IP and DNS entries (I run a DHCP and DNS server).

    Cura doesn't find it, I don't install pronterface as don't use it, with the web access to the printer it is no biggy.



  • @Garfield said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    Cool, I'll dig some more, I'm going to try Cura and was just setting it all up. I like Prusa Slicer but they've messed up filament profiles for non prusa printers in the latest build, I'm through using Simplify.

    I'm moving from them too and so far tried to move to craftware (best gcode preview), ideamaker, slic3r, prusa slicer and cura ... ideamaker is so far closest to what I can work with, I suggest you try it out 🙂

    @chrishamm any special configuration required or printer name is all that's needed ?



  • @arhi said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    printer name

    printer name or pi's hostname if using DSF (probably subject to change and discussion at length)



  • Thanks for the tips - I've downloaded Ideamaker and will try it. To be honest Prusa Slicer if it weren't for the filament profiles ticks a lot of boxes now (I also have a Mk3s), I have yet to find a slicer that really nails bridging and overhangs well but there are so many pitfalls with those anyway it is hard to blame the slicer sometimes.



  • @Garfield said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    ... a small victory at least.

    Considering that printer configuration and IP are static but gcode code is not, it may even qualify as a medium victory. 😉



  • The way this week has gone so far you're not wrong ...



  • @Garfield took me a while to try it out, I was looking at everything else but for some reason ignored IM .. The first use is weird, it's kinda different than what I was used to so maybe that .. but after second print I really started to dig it 🙂 .. anyhow really unrelated to this topic so.. ping if you need help with it 😄 I'm far from master (still turn back to s3d from time to time as it's faster - I know where everything is) but I can help with first steps 😄 (only thing that's fscked up with it is gcode preview if your origin is at center of bed)



  • @arhi said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    if your origin is at center of bed

    DRAT!



  • I will reach 👍



  • @Danal mind it still works great, you position your parts on the bed it apply the offsets and everything is good on print, just when you preview the gcode it "forgets" that origin is in center of the bed so all your gcode is rendered around lower left corner 😄 ... there is no offset for preview 😞



  • @arhi said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    @Danal mind it still works great, you position your parts on the bed it apply the offsets and everything is good on print, just when you preview the gcode it "forgets" that origin is in center of the bed so all your gcode is rendered around lower left corner 😄 ... there is no offset for preview 😞

    Yeah, I can live with that. I will check it out. Although, I am liking SlicerPE more and more.



  • @arhi said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    craftware (best gcode preview), ideamaker, slic3r, prusa slicer and cura

    what, no UP! Studio on the list????



  • @bearer said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    @arhi said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    craftware (best gcode preview), ideamaker, slic3r, prusa slicer and cura

    what, no UP! Studio on the list????

    😄 😄 😄 😄 🤣

    You know I have three TT printers, I kept one till recently with original electronics so I could use UP! Studio to print some of the spare parts if I need to but the thing is so unusable that I converted the last one too... It's similar to S3D used to be better then others but became obsolite and more they pushed changes more they dig themselves deeper 😞 ..



  • What's that then ...

    What I want is a slicer with half a brain that can handle bridging well, doesn't try to put the top on a round hole using circles (just plain dumb and guaranteed to fail - just bridge the darn thing. Infill that pays attention to part orientation not the orientation to the bed X,Y

    Slicers could become a whole new thread 😉



  • @Garfield said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    doesn't try to put the top on a round hole using circles

    ah .. I'm yet to find that one 😞



  • @Garfield said in Any plans 'IP detect':

    Slicers could become a whole new thread

    pardon the OT; it was but a cheap joke - both the slicer and the post.



  • No problem with OT, or jokes ... I can print the same part with 3 different slicers and the impact this has on the print quality / finish on the SAME printer is revealing. Slic3r and the Prusa offspring for instance put rubbish little dabs in places where a solid infil would make much more sense - added perimeters to overcome some of this nonsense. Simplify bridging is appalling, CURA lacks some finesse and is proving tricky to set up even using the same numbers from a successful profile in Slic3r ...

    Could waffle all evening ... can already see a defect on the surface of a part that's printing - totally temperature related but if you get that bit correct the rest of the print suffers ....


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