Working with Layers


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Manual Fiber Routing

Eiger allows users to edit the fiber configuration on individual layers of their parts to provide additional strength or stiffness beyond what the automatically routed fiber can provide.

Add Fiber to Individual Layers

  1. Open the Internal View page for the part in question.
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  2. Use the layer bar at the bottom of the screen to select the layer or group of layers where you want to add fiber.
    Note: To select one particular layer, try switching the view mode to 2D. Groups of layers cannot be selected in 2D view.
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  3. Enable the Use Fiber toggle switch in the Editing Layers box in the top right corner of the screen.
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  4. Choose the Fiber Fill Type that you want to use.
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  5. If using Concentric Fiber fill: Choose which walls you would like to reinforce.
    Note: If you are not using Concentric Fiber fill, this option will not appear in the Editing Layers box.
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  6. Set the number of Concentric Fiber Rings to appear in the part.
    Note: Number of concentric rings can also be specified for Isotropic Fiber fill to better reinforce the shell of the part.
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  7. Set the Start Rotation Percent for the concentric rings of fiber in the layer.
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  8. If using Isotropic Fiber fill: Set the Fiber Angles for the fiber in the part.
    Note: If you are not using Isotropic Fill, this option will not appear in the Editing Layers panel.
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  9. Press the Save button to save the current fiber settings.
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Remove Fiber from Individual Layers

  1. Open the Internal View page for the part in question.
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  2. Use the layer bar at the bottom of the screen to select the layer or group of layers where you want to remove fiber. 
    Note: To select a single, specific layer, try switching the view mode to 2D. Groups of layers cannot be selected in 2D View.
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  3. Disable the Use Fiber toggle switch in the Editing Layers box in the top right corner of the screen.
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  4. Press the Save button to save the current fiber settings.
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Insert a Pause after a Layer

Inserting a pause after a print layer allows you to visually inspect the progression of the print before proceeding. The printer will remain paused until you manually resume the print from the touchscreen.

  1. Open the Internal View page for the part in question.
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  2. Click the 2D toggle button along the top of the screen.
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  3. Click within the layer bar to select the layer you want to pause after.
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  4. Enable the Pause After Layer toggle switch in the Editing Layers box.
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  5. Repeat steps 3 - 4 for every layer that you would like to pause after.
  6. Press Save in the bottom right corner.
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Insert a Laser Scan after a Layer

Laser scans can be added to any Onyx or Onyx FR part printed on an Industrial Series printer. Laser scans can be used for in-process inspection along the X, Y, and Z axis.

  1. Open the Internal View page for the Onyx part in question.
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  2. Click the 2D toggle button in the top right of the screen.
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  3. Click within the layer bar to select the layer you want to scan after.
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  4. Enable the Scan After Layer toggle switch in the Editing Layers box in the top right corner of the screen.
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  5. Choose a Scan Mode option from the drop-down menu.
    Note: The better the quality of the scan, the longer the scan of the layer will take.
    The Estimated Scan Time will appear in the top left section of the screen when a scan is added and will adjust automatically for the quality of the scan selected.
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  6. Press Save to save the part with the scan.
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For information on accessing laser scans during or after a print job, see Accessing Laser Scan Data.