Working with Builds


Topics:

 

Creating a New Build

  1. Open the Part View page for one of the parts that the build will include.
  2. Configure the part as needed and press Save.

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  3. Press Print to open the Build View page.

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  4. Press the Add Parts button in the Build Settings panel on the right side of the screen and select at least one additional part from the pop-up list.

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  5. Position all parts as desired on the print bed.
  6. Select Save Build in the bottom right corner to create the build.

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Editing Builds

Add Parts to a Build

  1. Open the Build View page for the build in question.
  2. Press the Add Parts button in the Build Settings panel on the right-hand side of the screen.

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  3. Select all parts that you wish to add to the build from the list in the pop-up window, then press Done.
    Note: To add multiple of the same part, select it repeatedly from the list of parts.
     
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  4. Select Save Build in the bottom right corner to save all changes to the build.

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Organize Parts in a Build

  1. Open the Build View page for the build in question.
  2. Perform as many of the following functions as desired:
    • Add all desired parts to the build. For more information, see Add Parts to a Build, above.
    • Change the placement of a part on the print bed following one of the methods below:
      • Click and drag the part to a different location on the print bed.
      • Click a part or select it from the Parts In Build list in the Build Settings panel, then type new values into its X and Y fields to change its location on the XY plane of the print bed.

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    • Select a part and change the value in its θ field in the Current Selection box to rotate the part about its center.

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    • To remove a part from the build, click the button to the right of its name in the Parts In Build list.

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  3. Select Save Build in the bottom right corner to save all changes to the build.

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Printing a Part

If your printer is connected to Eiger, printing is as easy as pressing a button. Please make sure that all part and build settings are configured to your satisfaction and that the print bed is set up and glued, then continue on to one of the following subsections.
Note: The print head will become hot during the printing process. Exercise caution when working near the nozzles.

Before initiating a print, ensure that the selected printer has the correct materials loaded.

Print to Online, Available Printer

  1. Navigate to the Build View page for the part in question.
  2. Select a printer from the Select Printer drop-down menu, listed under Available.

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  3. Move the part(s) to the desired position on the print bed. 
  4. Enable or disable the Cloud Print Generation toggle switch as desired.

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  5. Press the Print button.

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  6. Verify the print details and address any material warnings listed in the pop-up window.
  7. Select Print Now.

 

Print to Online, Busy Printer

  1. Navigate to the Build View page for the part in question.
  2. Select a printer from the Select Printer drop-down menu, listed under Busy.

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  3. Move the part(s) to the desired position on the print bed. 
  4. Enable or disable the Cloud Print Generation toggle switch as desired.

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  5. Press the Print button.

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  6. Verify the print details and address any material warnings listed in the pop-up window.
  7. Select Add to Queue to add the print to the end of the print job queue for that printer, or select Print Next to add the print to the top of the print job queue for that printer.

 

Print to Offline Printer

Important: Do not use the factory reset USB drive that came with your printer.

Supplies

  • USB drive (FAT32 format) or USB-A to USB-B cable

 

Print via USB Drive

  1. Navigate to the Build View page for the part in question.
  2. Open the Select Printer drop-down menu in the Build Settings panel and select Export Build, listed under Download.

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  3. Move the part(s) to the desired position on the print bed. 
  4. Enable or disable the Cloud Print Generation toggle switch as desired.

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  5. Press the Export Build button in the bottom right corner of the screen.

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  6. Save the desired file to the root directory of a FAT32-formatted USB drive.
    Note: Your .mfp file cannot be in a folder.
    Note: When naming your .mfp file, please limit the characters in the file name to ASCII characters. Your printer will not recognize file names with non-standard ASCII characters.
  7. Eject the USB drive from your computer and plug it into the USB port on the printer.
  8. Select the menu icon from the dashboard.

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  9. Select Storage.

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  10. Select Print From Storage.

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  11. Select the part file from the onscreen list and press Print.

 

Print via USB Cable

To print a file directly from your computer, use the USB-A to USB-B cable from the printer's accessory kit to transfer the exported MFP file to the printer as if it were an external drive.

  1. Select Export Build from the Select Printer drop-down menu, listed under Download.

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  2. Move the part(s) to the desired position on the print bed. 
  3. Enable or disable the Cloud Print Generation toggle switch as desired.

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  4. Press the Export Build button.

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  5. Use the USB-A to USB-B cable to connect the computer containing the MFP file to the USB-B port on the printer.
    Note: This is different from the USB port where you would insert a thumb drive into the printer.
  6. On the computer, the printer will appear among the list of external drives. Open it in the Finder/Explorer/filesystem as you would a thumb drive.
  7. Copy the MFP file to the printer.
  8. On the computer, eject the printer as you would a thumb drive.
  9. On the printer’s touchscreen, select the menu icon from the dashboard.

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  10. Select Storage.

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  11. Select Print From Storage.

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  12. Select the MFP file you just transferred to the printer and press Print.