Just purchased the X1-Carbon Combo 3D Printer, software

He just came here to rant in his very first post. Best to not feed the troll.

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Cheers for that info. Im not sure if it’s the same in the UK/EU as the free one for 3 years (below £1k income) doesn’t have all the features the subscription one has.

I have lots of things I want to print, not just random stuff but things which do with one of my companies. I own a Home automation company, not Home Assistant etc but commercial ones (Elan & Control4) (along with others) and would like to be able to sell different mounts etc. I dont do the installing anymore, I have staff who do that but being able to offer different colours that are not available etc is something we get asked alot.

The X1C was Grossly misrepresented by the Youtube Community. As I’ve stated the Printer Can’t complete 50% of the prints it’s being fed to do. That includes Numerous prints those very Youtubers printed on the X1C’s they received. Not 3 hrs ago it failed Another plate of prints the same exact print it managed three times and failed 2 that’s a 50/50 failure rate oh and they didn’t fail right away they went on to use more than half the material of the prints before failing. The Support is Garbage Excusing it to Fast growth is fanboying for BL. Am I impressed by the X1C? No! I’ve been printing for years now, I’ve printed thousands of Items. I’m not walking into this Blind and new to Printing. You want to use these to make generic parts because its fast yeah it’ll likely work for you. The printer pauses for Spaghetti when there isn’t any and doesn’t see actual failures so what’s the point of the supposed function? From the noises the AMS and now the printer make there may well be a serious problem with them yet the support at BL is a joke so no way to even know if these are just annoying normal sounds or those of a dysfunctional machine! The problems with how the printer does Overhangs changing the materials luster means you’d be better off just printing in One color and Painting the piece than wasting the money on the AMS if you plan to do Artists pieces. Seriously there are Numerous issues with the X1C’s and BL which make these machines Very questionable purchases and the Printing Community has Dropped the ball on this one just because they can be called fast (If you don’t use multi colors because if you do Toss out the Fast part)

Right, but the whole point of the personal/hobby license is so that you can learn the program and work your way up to the paid version. It’s pretty advanced software that you won’t learn overnight. They are hoping to turn you into a paid customer my giving you a slimmed down version and giving you plenty of time to figure it out before you pay $550/year, every year, per seat, until you stop using it. Some of the add ons cost significantly more than that.

The personal version is still very robust. I also own a business and we pay for a license for my industrial designer. Since I have no formal training in CAD, I don’t pay for a license for myself. It’s more of hobby, just trying to learn. But with my personal license I can login to our shared Fusion Team account to view and export all our design files on my laptop or iPad.

So don’t let the “personal” in the license fool you. It’s more of a starter account that allows you to get your feet wet for free while you decide if Fusion is right for you. For them, it’s a way to get you used to working in their ecosystem and hopefully get you hooked on software that could cost you thousands of dollars a year in subscriptions in the near future.


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@dragoneyes001

That’s too bad you are having a terrible experience with your printer

Perhaps there’s something you’re overlooking regarding your constant failed prints

Are the internal memory prints working ?

That’s a good start

I understand your frustration but can tell you 100% that when you get it sorted and printing the way you want it will change your perspective to a more positive light

As for the Youtube misrepresentation you speak of, in my case I totally agree because they left out the part where it’s nice to actually receive something that lives up to the hype

There is not a printer on the market that doesn’t have hiccups, maybe you’ve got a Prusa MK3 and it prints perfectly 99% of the time
I promise you there’s another person with the same printer having nothing but issues

If you buy a brand new car and a week later the transmission blows up, you exchange it fir a new one rather than make it worse

Same feeling of inconvenience and frustration with what you’re experiencing but perhaps your approach is wrong ?

I don’t really trust anyones eyes and tools except my own and every week things are built on a Friday so before I even plugged it in my eyes and tools were all over it just double chrcking everything was properly adjusted and all the screws I could see were tight

Belts, PTFE tube, lead screws, part cooling fan wiring and interface board, everything that I could easily get to

Other than all of the trash talking in your replies what I gather the root of your issue is bad layers that progressively get worse as the layers build up on the print and no spaghetti detection?

Start a fresh thread with your issues and I’m sure collectively we can all sort it out together in some way that benefits you more than the people that might try to help you

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The No.1 problem with the Printer is the software. the constant reverting to settings from other projects or Defaults when importing already previously printed projects is beyond annoying. The split AMS Prepare/Device not being connected so the project updates the device leaves the possibility that the wrong material settings are being used WHICH ONE is the machine actually using? Not being able to open numerous slicer profiles at once and setting each to the appropriate settings for the respective prints creates a mess because importing a preset project gets settings fopped to it from the just printed project. Seriously who thought any of that was a good idea?

Seriously, instead of hijacking this thread start your own thread and topic so all of your issues can be addressed

At a quick glance there are several possible solutions but once again start a fresh discussion so more people can chime in and offer advice

Being a spaz just makes things worse, I should know because I’m a recovering Spazaholic myself

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Champion! Very well explained! Thank you again!

I have been looking at a few things that I found on Thinkverse: Grow Tent Fan Bracket - Invertable Fan by BudDoc - Thingiverse

Can that be printed with the default settings if you have time to take a look? I will design my own when I get good enough but instead of wasting material (PLA Basic). Also are the fan settings in the template (25mm version set up of do I need to set myself? Been looking for fan settings online or if there is a auto mode ir similar?

Cheers,

That looks to be an easy print for an X1C. As for the “Default Settings” - they are generally very good out of the box, but in the real world every printer is slightly different despite BL’s generally good QC. Tiny changes add up.

As a result, it’s generally suggested you run some Calibrations on your machine, particularly tuning the Filament Profiles.

Bambu Studio is the Slicer / Machine Control program (a Slicer takes models like you posted and slices it into layers for printing). Many of us use OrcaSlicer instead. It’s virtually the same app, but has some extra settings and a bunch of one or two click calibration tests that let you get spot on prints.

You save the settings it finds and in the future when you use that filament you choose your save profile and you know it will be right.

Fan settings - These are usually pretty dialed in. That said doing a large blocky solid engineering piece may need different settings than a delicate castle with lots of tiny details.

The Slicer generally handles the fans fine but you must understand 3D printing is not like buying an Inkjet printer, you don’t just plug it in and go.

I think you realize that from the number of Q’s you have! :wink: :grin: Good on you! Learning is very much part of the game.

If you’re up for a bit of a read, I wrote a long a$$ed post (I’m a wordy sorta guy) about Bambu Studio and OrcaSlicer for people just starting out.
https://forum.bambulab.com/t/psa-up-your-game-studio-softfever-orcaslicer-arachne

Cheers!

Thank your so much @ThanksForAsking! pretty much a perfect answer. Nice and clean and concise which I think is missing a little in Banbulabs wiki. I have downloaded OrcaSlicer and am going to use that.

That looks to be an easy print for an X1C. As for the “Default Settings” - they are generally very good out of the box, but in the real world every printer is slightly different despite BL’s generally good QC. Tiny changes add up.

As a result, it’s generally suggested you run some Calibrations on your machine, particularly tuning the Filament Profiles.

Bambu Studio is the Slicer / Machine Control program (a Slicer takes models like you posted and slices it into layers for printing). Many of us use OrcaSlicer instead. It’s virtually the same app, but has some extra settings and a bunch of one or two click calibration tests that let you get spot on prints.

You save the settings it finds and in the future when you use that filament you choose your save profile and you know it will be right.

Fan settings - These are usually pretty dialed in. That said doing a large blocky solid engineering piece may need different settings than a delicate castle with lots of tiny details.

The Slicer generally handles the fans fine but you must understand 3D printing is not like buying an Inkjet printer, you don’t just plug it in and go.

I think you realize that from the number of Q’s you have! :wink: :grin: Good on you! Learning is very much part of the game.

If you’re up for a bit of a read, I wrote a long a$$ed post (I’m a wordy sorta guy) about Bambu Studio and OrcaSlicer for people just starting out.
https://forum.bambulab.com/t/psa-up-your-game-studio-softfever-orcaslicer-arachne

Cheers!
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