A typical Eiger session involves the following steps:
- Logging in to an Eiger organization
- Importing an STL file from your CAD program
- Choosing print material
- Adding fiber reinforcement
- Adjusting part and build settings
- Selecting a printer
- Creating a build
- Printing the part
- Managing the print
Each Eiger user belongs to an organization. To access your organization’s devices, parts, and builds, navigate to eiger.io in a Google Chrome browser window and enter your username and password or Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
When you log in, Eiger displays your organization’s Library, which includes both individual parts and folders (akin to projects) containing multiple parts.
When you import an STL file from a CAD program, Eiger stores it in the Library as a part.
Opening a part brings you to the Part View, where you can adjust its print material and fiber reinforcement, orientation on the bed, layer height, supports angle, infill density, and other parameters. Here you can also select what model printer you intend to use. When you save the part, you preserve these settings.
From the Part View, you can open the Internal View, which gives you fine-grained control over individual layers of the print, including fiber reinforcement pathing.
When you’re ready to print your part, you move to the Build View. From this screen you can select any appropriate printer from your organization, and can add additional parts to create a build -- arranging them on a virtual print bed. If you save your build, you can return to it later to quickly produce a new batch of parts with the same settings.
Now click Print to send your build to the printer. If the printer is busy, the part will be added to its print queue. To manage a print queue, click the Printers icon on the navigation bar and select the printer in question from the drop-down menu.