Slic3r Print Center Setup

Check Center Position

 The Config Bundles are provided as general settings, due to individual machine tolerance and fine tuning the center point on your printer may be off by a few mm. To fine tune this setting use this procedure.

Follow these steps to check that your print is centered on the build plate when you export the file to g-code and send to printer. 

  1. Open Slic3r
  2. In the Printer Settings/General ensure your Z offset is correct
  3. Use the Add button in Plater tab and add NOZZLE-GAP.stl downloaded from this article.
  4. Select Export G-code…
  5. In Mattercontrol Add the generated G-Code
  6. In the Queue select EDIT
  7. Select the print and Send to the Printer Touch control
  8. On the printer Touch control Print the file.

 

If your print is to the Left of center

  • Measure from the center of the print to the small hole in the center of the heated bed.
  • Select Printer Settings>General>Bed shape:(Set...) in Slic3r & add this amount (in MM) to the Origin: x: amount  

 

If your print is to the Right of Center

  • Measure from the center of the print to the small hole in the center of the heated bed.
  • Select Printer Settings>General>Bed shape:(Set...) in Slic3r & subtract this amount (in MM) from the Origin: x: amount

 

 

If your print is Forward of center

  • Measure from the center of the print to the small hole in the center of the heated bed.
  • Select Printer Settings>General>Bed shape:(Set...) in Slic3r & subtract this amount (in MM) to the Origin: y: amount

 

If your print is Aft of center

  • Measure from the center of the print to the small hole in the center of the heated bed.
  • Select Printer Settings>General>Bed shape:(Set...) in Slic3r & add this amount (in MM) to the Origin: y: amount  

 

You are confirming:

The print will be positioned in the center of the build platform. Repeat steps 1-8 after each setting change.

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