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User Interface Manual

Main menu

  • Print – To access printing options – USB – CLOUD – LOCAL FILES
  • Setup – To go to settings
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Print

  • Print Queue – To print gcodes that have been queued from the Cloud
  • USB flash drive – To print gcodes stored on the connected USB flash drive
  • Print from a local file – To print sample or calibration gcodes stored in the printer
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Print Queue

The Cloud queue screen. Queued files to print from the Cloud will be listed here.

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Selecting the file will start the download from the cloud, after the download is completed a screen will show allowing to send the print. Pressing “Print” will start the process

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USB flash drive

Lists all printable gcodes found in the connected USB drive – The message “No files found”  will be displayed if the connected USB flash drive contains no gcodes. Await at least 3 seconds before accessing the screen after connecting the USB in order for the printer to load the files and display them.

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Print from local file

Print local files selection screen:

  • Sample files – To print printing samples contained in the Portrait. Files are labeled by material and extruder.
  • Calibration files – To print calibration gcodes to check the calibration of the printer.
    For more information on calibration and testing refer to: Portrait – Calibration
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Sample files

The gcode file names indicate which extruders and material will be used:

Ext1 for extruder 1 and Ext2 for extruder 2.

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Calibration files

Calibration tests are meant to print using PLA Tough on extruder 1 and PLA on extruder 2.

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  • Z Offset T0 prints a small circle in the middle of the bed using Extruder 1 (right) to measure the Z offset calibration for extruder 1.
  • Z Offset T1 prints a small circle in the middle of the bed using Extruder 2 (left) to measure the Z offset calibration for extruder 2.
  • 5 points  prints 5 small circles on different positions of the bed to measure the bed leveling
  • XY Offset Calibration prints a dual material test showing in order to check the alignment between the 2 extruders.

For more information on calibration and testing refer to: Portrait – Calibration

Setup

Setup menu:

  • Filaments – To load or unload filaments
  • Calibration – To calibrate the Z Offset, Build plate, and XY Offset
  • Connectivity – For network-related options
  • Language – To change the display language
  • Sound – To change the sound volume on the printer
  • Manual controls – For manual controls of the printer and more
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Filaments

The filament loading/unloading menu:

  • Loading filament – To load filament
  • Unload filament – To unload filament
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Loading/Unloading filament – Select Extruder

Screen to select which nozzle to heat up in order to perform the loading/unloading.

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Loading/Unloading filament – Select filament

Filament selection screen. Filament materials that are not compatible with the selected extruder will be greyed out.

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The loading filament instruction popup. The tip of the filament must be inserted into the extruder.

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Loading Material

The filament loading screen. As the progress bar advances the printer will first heat up the nozzle and then proceed to do the necessary movements in order to load the material, after completing this process the “Extrude More” button will be enabled allowing to perform additional filament loading.

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Unloading Material

The unloading filament screen.As the progress bar advances the printer will first heat up the nozzle and then proceed to do the necessary movements in order to unload the material, after completing this process the “Retract More” button will be enabled allowing further retract the filament if necessary.

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Calibration

  • Z Offset calibration – Calibrates the distance between each nozzle and the build plate
  • Build plate calibration – Calibrates the automatic bed leveling by probing 25 points over the print surface and storing height values. The probing values are stored and automatically applied before the beginning of each print.
  • XY Offset – Calibrates the alignment between both nozzles (only relevant for dual extrusion)
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Z Offset calibration
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Loading screen when the printer is switching between the two hotends.

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The printer will inform when finished and will ask the user to reboot the printer.

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Build plate calibration
  • Calibrate – To start the automatic bed calibration. The printer will probe 25 different points on the printing surface starting at the front.

Instruction screen what to do before calibrating. Ensure there are no rests of plastic on the nozzle before starting the calibration.

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XY Offset calibration

After you have printed the XY calibration gcode, measure the alignment of the two parts of the printed piece using a caliper. Raise/lower the values of both X and Y depending on your results using the indicators on the printed piece (X+, X-, Y+, and Y-). 

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The printer will inform when finished and will ask the user to reboot the printer.
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Connectivity

  • Wifi – To see and connect to available WiFi connections
  • Network – To see available network information
  • Cloud – To get Cloud token code, connect/disconnect, and register/deregister the printer 
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Wifi

Wifi connection screen displaying all available networks. Currently, the connected network will show a green tick.

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After you have selected your secure WiFi connection (SSID) from the list you will be asked to enter the WiFi password.

Note: Information screen for network connections. Established connections will display an internal IP-address meaning the printer has access to the internet.

Network
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Cloud

The Cloud status screen. In this case, the printer is registered to a Cloud account and available for remote printing or queueing. 

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The Cloud status screen. The printer, in this case, is registered to a Cloud account but has been disconnected so remote users cannot print or queue prints.

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The Cloud status screen when the printer is not yet registered. A token is shown on screen, this token can be used at our printing cloud to register and activate the printer. See the article Using the Cloud.

The printer can be registered and unregistered at any time, unlimited times, using any account.

Language

Language selection screen.

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Sounds

Volume control screen.

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Manual controls

  • Controls – To manually control the axles, extruders, nozzles, and lights.
  • Nozzle Size – To change the size of the nozzle.
  • Motors – Turns off stepper motors allowing the user to move the printhead manually. DO NOT MOVE THE PRINTHEAD RAPIDLY as it may damage the hardware.
  • Info – To see all the info on the printer (hardware/software)
  • Update – To upgrade the printer, please refer to the article Connect and Update.
  • Dev tools – To access development tools
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Controls
  • Build plate – Control the position and temperature of the build plate
  • Extruders – Control the movement of the extruders and the temperature of the nozzle
  • Lights – Turn chamber lights on/off
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Build plate
  • Build plate up – Raises the bed
  • Build plate down – Lowers the bed
  • Build plate heat – Heat up the bed for a certain filament type
  • Build plate home – Returns the build plate to home-position.
Extruders

Extruder/Nozzle manual controls (from left to right):

  • Nozzle I heat – Set the temperature of Nozzle I to a certain filament type
  • Load Extruder I – Load filament with extruder I (requires hot nozzle)
  • Unload Extruder I – Unload filament with extruder I (requires hot nozzle)
  • Nozzle II heat – Set the temperature of Nozzle II to a certain filament type
  • Load Extruder II – Load filament with extruder II (requires hot nozzle)
  • Unload Extruder II – Unload filament with extruder II (requires hot nozzle)

Note: The printer info screen where you can see information about the hardware and software.

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Update
Dev tools
  • Enable SSH – To enable Secure Shell
  • Disable SSH – To disable Secure Shell
  • Reset board UUID – To refresh the unique identification value between the boards of the machine
  • Reset user preferences – Resets wizard
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