During the early adopter phase, this information will be found on the Forums. As useful tips rise to the top, they will be populated here. As a start:
- Tool offsets must be accurate
- Using the nozzle cleaner at every tool change takes more time but controls ooze and contamination
- Make sure you are familiar with multi-process settings in Simplify3D, and grouped processes. In short, grouped processes will update the setting of every process in a group when you change just one, as long as the setting was the same to begin with. If the settings are not the same across processes, they will not all update. If they become the same, then they will start updating together, and can't be separated unless you break apart the group and change the individual process that you want. Learn to use CTRL-G and CTRL-SHIFT-G
- A "Horizontal size compensation" of about 0.1 mm in Simplify3D process settings will ensure good X-Y bonding between materials in any single layer
- TPU materials adhere well to the Kapton build surface, and other materials often adhere well to TPU. Use acetone at the peel point to remove TPU from the bed
- PVA adheres to Kapton that has been scuffed and cleaned
- The post-processor adds a vertical lift during tool changes, so no additional retraction vertical lift is necessary
- Retractions are controlled in Simplify3D, although the initial retraction must be coordinated with the "Prime" cycles. So if you change the toolchange retraction from 20mm in S3D, then you will also need to change it in the Prime macro files.
You can find the best starting-point factory file attached. This happens to be the X-calibration vernier pattern. It uses all 0.8mm nozzles.