Internal View


This page allows you to see tool paths and information about how your part will actually print. Use this page to further customize individual layers after editing the part on the Part View page. Internal View can be accessed by clicking the Internal View button on the Part View page.

Note on part ownership: You can only edit the internal settings of a part that you own. If you open the Internal View page for a part that you do not own, your options are as follows:

  • Copy the part
  • Get Support or view Documentation (see below for more information)
  • Change Visibility settings temporarily
  • View the part’s layers, in 2D or 3D view
  • View Part Stats and warnings
  • Go to the part’s Part View page
  • Print the part

 

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The left-hand side of the page displays the following information:

  • Part name and owner
  • Part Stats: This section lists print time, scan time (if any scans have been inserted), material volumes, material cost, final part mass, and (for metal only) mass of the printed part.
  • Any applicable warnings about part settings

 

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Along the top of the page are the following:

  • Copy This Part icon: Create a duplicate of this part, owned by you.
  • Get Support button: If you are experiencing issues printing the part in question, click to file a ticket with Markforged Support that includes a link to the current STL file. Only appears if there is at least one device registered to your organization. For more information, see Submitting a Support Ticket.
  • Documentation button: Click to navigate to the Markforged support site, where you can find documentation for all Markforged products or file a support ticket. This button replaces the Get Support button if there are no devices registered to your organization.
  • Visibility button: This feature allows you to view or stop viewing different sections of the part. Click to load a drop-down menu containing the following toggle switches:
    • All Sections, Triangular Infill, Rectangular Infill, Floor, Wall, Support Material
    • Metal only: Ceramic Release
  • 2D/3D toggle buttons: Click one of the two options to change the internal part preview and the features of the Editing Layers box accordingly.
    • When 3D view is enabled, the page displays a 3D model of the part, and the layer bar at the bottom of the page allows you to select multiple layers at once.
    • When 2D view is enabled, the page displays a 2D model of the part, and the layer bar at the bottom of the page allows you to select one layer at a time.

 

The contents of the Editing Layers box in the top right corner depend on whether the part in question is metal or composite, as well as whether 2D or 3D view is enabled. The header lists the selected layer(s) and the total number of layers.

  • Composite part:
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    • Use Fiber toggle switch: When this switch is enabled, the following options appear:
      • Fiber Fill Type drop-down: Choose how the fiber will be routed to reinforce the part. Concentric Fiber is ideal for reinforcing the walls of a part, while Isotropic Fiber makes a part relatively stiff in all directions.
      • Walls to Reinforce drop-down: Select which walls to reinforce with fiber. Only appears when Concentric Fiber is selected from the Fiber Fill Type drop-down menu.
      • Concentric Fiber Rings field: Click and type to modify the number of rings on concentric fiber fill added per layer. The more rings, the stronger the part.
      • Start Rotation Percentage field: Click and type to set a point along the perimeter of the part at which the fiber path for the Concentric Fiber Rings will start, for all selected layers.
        Note: This value should default to 11% for the first fiber layer and increase by 2-3% over subsequent fiber layers to prevent seams or gaps in fiber.
      • Fiber Angles field: Click and modify the comma-separated list of angles, in degrees, that controls the direction of the fiber. Only appears when Isotropic Fiber is selected from the Fiber Fill Type drop-down menu.
      • Create Group button: Click to save the settings in the Editing Layers box for the selected layers. Appears when 3D view is enabled.
    • Pause After Layer toggle switch: Enable to pause the print after the selected layer. When enabled, a Pauses bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. Only appears when 2D view is enabled.
    • Scan After Layer toggle switch: Enable to insert a laser scan after the selected layer. When enabled, a Laser Scans bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. Only appears when 2D view is enabled; only enabled for Onyx parts.
      Note: Only Industrial Series printers can perform a laser scan.
      • Scan Mode drop-down: Select the speed of the scan. Only appears when Scan After Layer is enabled.
        Note: The speed of the scan is inversely related to the level of detail of the scan.
  • Metal part:
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    • Insert Release Layer (Alpha) toggle switch: Enable to replace the selected layer with a layer of ceramic release material. This feature can be used to divide supports and enable easier support removal. Only appears if 2D view is enabled and the selected layer is not located within the raft.

 

The center of the page contains either a 2D or 3D model of the selected layer(s) of the part, indicated on the layer bar. This model depicts primary material in white, fiber in yellow, and release material in orange. You can select which surfaces and sections of the part to display in the Visibility drop-down.

 

Along the bottom of the page, you can see:

  • The selected layer and the total number of layers
  • The vertical height of the part up to the selected layer, to the right of the layer count.
  • Composite part:
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    • Pauses bar: Only appears when the Pause After Layer toggle switch is enabled for at least one layer. Each layer with a pause inserted afterward is indicated with a box at the corresponding point along the bar. Click one of these boxes to load the respective layer in the center of the page. Note that clicking a box when in 3D view will automatically enable 2D view.
      Note: If you insert multiple pauses within close range of one another, new boxes will not be created; instead, the previously existing box will display the number of pauses inserted in that group of layers. Click the box to show all of the layers that have pauses inserted afterward in the group, then click a layer number to load that layer in the center of the page.
    • Laser Scans bar (Industrial only): Appears when the Scan After Layer toggle switch is enabled for at least one layer. Each layer with a scan inserted afterward is indicated with a box at the corresponding point along the bar. Click one of these boxes to load the respective layer in the center of the page. Note that clicking a box when in 3D view will automatically enable 2D view.
      Note: If you insert multiple scans within close range of one another, new boxes will not be created; instead, the previously existing box will display the number of scans inserted in that group of layers. Click the box to show all of the layers that have scans inserted afterward in the group, then click a layer number to load that layer in the center of the page.
  • Metal part:
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    • Support Cuts bar: Only appears when the Insert Release Layer toggle switch is enabled for at least one layer. Each inserted release layer is indicated with a box at the corresponding point along the bar. Click one of these boxes to load the respective layer in the center of the page. Note that clicking a box when in 3D view will automatically enable 2D view. 
      Note: If you insert multiple release layers within close range of one another, new boxes will not be created; instead, the previously existing box will display the number of support cuts within that group of layers. Click the box to show all of the associated support cuts, then click a layer number to load that layer in the center of the page.
  • Layer bar: This bar, labeled Materials, represents all the vertical layers which together make up the part. In 2D mode, you can click within the bar to select one layer and use the Editing Layers box in the top right corner to edit the settings of that layer. In 3D mode, you can click and drag within the bar to select multiple layers and use the Editing Layers box to edit the settings of that layer group.


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The bottom right corner of the page contains the following buttons:

  • Revert: Click to erase all unsaved changes made to the part and return it to its last saved state. This box is only enabled after you have made changes.
  • Save: Click to save all changes made. This box is only enabled after you have made changes.
  • Part View: Click to return to the Part View page for the part in question. This box is only enabled when there are no unsaved changes.
  • Print: Click to navigate to the Build View page, from which you can print the part. This box is only enabled when there are no unsaved changes.