The primary function of the post-processor is to modify the g-code so that an upcoming tool is heated to its active temperature before it is called. This saves a lot of time compared to waiting for tools to heat and stabilize. There are a few other functions of the processor that allow the g-code to work better with the H-Series controller.
To install the post-processor, extract the attached files into your Simplify3D installation folder (for example: C:\Program Files\Simplify3D-4.0.1). *Note: this will be converted to a typical installation file before Early-adopter machine ship
In Simplify3D, edit your process settings, and add this to Scripts > additional terminal commands for post-processing.
This will already be done if you downloaded a factory file from our Simplify3D Settings page.
From Simplify3D save the .gcode file as you normally would, in any directory you like. The post-processor dialog box will open. It will show all of your active tool temperatures, and some default standby temperatures.
This is where you adjust the standby temperatures and preheat times. There are various other settings here to allow further fine-tuning. These will likely disappear in the future. Once the settings are correct, click "Save GCode File" to save the "-H" to the same directory as your input file.
Click on "Configure" to enter configuration settings. If you enter the name of your printer here, it will allow you to upload the GCode file directly to the printer after saving it locally.