@arhi said in Simplify3D send gcode directly to Duet 2 Maestro?:
@dlc60 said in Simplify3D send gcode directly to Duet 2 Maestro?:
I wonder how IM does?
There are some weird limitations (like what's primary extruder) etc but it does it pretty good, I had similar results as s3d with limited experience (I am not using IM that long and only for very short time with dual extruder, I too know s3d much better but you see yourself what's going on with that single dev. company so it's time to move on)... I agree cura is worse with dual but since they recently have their own dual printer maybe it will get better
I have pretty extensive experience with S3D dual extruder, for both the Chimera (two-in, two-out) and Cyclops (two-in, one-out). I have specialized scripts for tool exchanges that create really fine two-color prints, they take quite a while because the scripts chill the unused extruder when the selected extruder is running, and move to the side waiting for the selected extruder to come up to heat. Very little "drool" and really good layer definition. That and supports are where S3D really shines. I bet that I can do the same with IM, I just need some time with it. The big IM drawback is no network support for any but the Raise printers.
On a kind of related note, I just got a tp-link TL-WR802N travel router, put it in "client" mode and connected to my Maestro. Now I have WiFi on the Maestro. It only costed $27 and took 5 minutes to set up. Boom! Wifi Maestro! I am stoked, the unit is tiny (about 60x60x12mm) and comes with all you need. I will be getting more of these, they are awesome for the price.
Hey, nothing is perfect I suppose.