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Introduction

Last Updated Nov 4, 2021.

Quinly software is designed to work seamlessly with the hardware to help you manage your prints and make the most of your printer automation. With that, here are some slicing tips to ensure that your prints are optimized for Quinly. If you run into a problem or have a question that isn't listed on this page, please feel free to contact us at support@3dque.com or join our Discord Community to chat with staff or other community members live.

First Layer Settings (For all slicers)

For reliable adhesion to the VAAPR surface, use these settings as a starting point.

Quinly Best Practices

How to get the most out of Quinly automation

Cura Slicer

Start Gcode:

In most cases it is recommended to leave start gcode blank.


3DQue approved prime line

Use custom prime lines at your own risk. Only add custom gcode if you know what you're doing!

This example gcode draws a 1.5mm tall line at the front of the bed from X100 to X150. It should get removed by Quinly's automatic wiping procedure.

Clear your entire start gcode, and paste the following gcode:

G92 E0
G92 E0
;LAYER:-1
;Type whatever prime-line gcode you want below!
G1 X100 Y5 Z1.5 F1000 ;Go to front of bed. Speed this up to F6000 once you're comfortable
G92 E0
G1 X150 E70 F300 ; Draw prime line
G1 E66 ; Retract 4mm. Adjust this as needed
G0 X160 F4000 ;Move quickly away
G1 E71.5; Unretract (cura auto-adds a retraction right after this line)


End Gcode:

Delete all end gcode.


Simplify3D

Start Gcode:

Delete all custom start gcode.

End Gcode:

Delete all custom end gcode.

PrusaSlicer

Start Gcode:

In most cases it is recommended to leave start gcode blank.


3DQue approved prime line

This example gcode draws a 1.5mm tall line at the front of the bed from X100 to X150. It should get removed by Quinly's automatic wiping procedure every print. Thanks to iTz_Goat for adapting it for Prusa machines.

Clear your entire start gcode, and paste the following gcode:

;3DQue prime line start gcode
;Uncomment the following 3 lines if you're using a Prusa printer. (delete the first semicolon)
;M862.3 P "[printer_model]" ; Printer model check
;M862.1 P[nozzle_diameter] ; Nozzle diameter check
;M115 U3.10.1 ; Warn user to use at least firmware version 3.10.1
G90 ; Use absolute coordinates
M83 ; Extruder relative mode
G92 E0
G1 X100 Y5 Z1.5 F4000; Go to front of bed to begin purge line
G92 E0
M104 S[first_layer_temperature] ; Set extruder temp
M140 S[first_layer_bed_temperature] ; Set bed temp
M190 S[first_layer_bed_temperature] ; Wait for bed temp
M109 S[first_layer_temperature] ; Wait for extruder temp
G1 X150 E70 F200; Draw purge line
G1 E-0.8; Retract
G0 X160 F4000; Move quickly away

Classic Prusa prime line
What you're probably used to using if you print with PrusaSlicer. May take 2-3 prints before it gets auto-removed since it is very thin.

Add the following to the end of your custom start gcode

M109 S[first_layer_temperature] 
G1 Y-3.0 Z0 F1000.0 ; go outside print area.
G92 E0.0
G1 X60.0 E9.0 F1000.0 ; intro line
G1 X100.0 E12.5 F1000.0 ; intro line


End Gcode:

Leave custom end gcode blank.

If your nozzle oozes after the print, you can add an extra retraction.

;END GCODE. add a retraction after parking the extruder
M83
G1 E-1 F35


SuperSlicer

Start Gcode:

In most cases it is recommended to leave start gcode blank.

Before Layer Change:

Add ;LAYER:{layer_num}

This is required for gcode from this slicer to be interpreted properly.


End Gcode:

Leave custom end gcode blank.