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    Quote Originally Posted by jack620 View Post
    Is it any good? I tried getting F360 to slice my model about 18 months ago and couldn’t make it work. Perhaps they’ve improved it since then. I still export the STL file into Slic3r.
    It depends on if your printer is supported. Mine are not. That's why I forgot to mention that. Slic3r only works with one of my 3 printers too. So I have to use a different proprietary slicer for the other two.
    Cheers, Joe
    retired - less energy, more time to contemplate projects and more shed time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack620 View Post
    Is it any good? I tried getting F360 to slice my model about 18 months ago and couldn’t make it work. Perhaps they’ve improved it since then. I still export the STL file into Slic3r.
    You'll need to get a postprocessor file for your printer, I may be mistaken but I have vague memories of using the Fusion360 additive generic post processor - the post processor file has a .cps file extension I downloaded mine from the makers (Anycubic) web site, then it is just a matter of setting up the parameters for your printer ie printable area, max temp, heated base etc then generate a file path once the file path is generated you can do a simulation and then output the Gcode - if you haven't specified a post processor file up to this point then this is where it is done before you hit output Gcode, if you don't specifiy a post file then Fusion will use the default post file which is used for onscreen screen simulation and no Gcode is output, I'm no computer guru and I must admit I did bumble my way through it, if you don't have a specific postprocessor file then you may find that one from a similar printer will work ok. For my cnc mill I use RS274D post file but I have tried Fanuc and this did work.

    On generic post processors my understanding of the post processor file is that it contains info specific to your printer/mill/router etc - while Gcode is essentially a generic language not all machines will have a heated platen, not all mills will have flood coolant to be turned on etc. - these are the things that the post processor inserts into the Gcode that is specific to your machine.

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    Thanks for the reply, but TBH, it sounds a lot easier to use Slic3r!
    Chris

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