It works like a charm!
Even in direct drive systems. I have a Bondtech extruder with a E3D hotend. And also on the short path the filament has from the hobbed gears to the nozzle ( aprox. 7cm ) it compresses a bit, but enough to cause blobbing issues.
It requires very small values like 0.05, but it's a clear improvment for precise extrusion on start / end of lines, corners, infill, etc.
If you want to get rid of the blobbs by under extruding, then you will get gaps at the start of the line. Esspecially on short lines.
So the pressure advance is a must if you want flawless surfaces and dimensional accuracy.
But for it to work properly you MUST have the extruder calibrated spot on. A lot of over/under extrusion problems are originating in poorly calibrated extruders. And a lot of jammings from over retractions (retracting too much filament, too slow).
Thank you for the great work, David.
This is the best controller I ever worked with. High quality electronics and great software and support (and I'm an electronics designer myself by trade, so I've seen alot).