Autopilot allows you to have a personal manufacturing facility right on your desk! With Autopilot you can automate printing your designs over and over, creating as many copies as you need to finish a project, sell online or share with your friends.
Autopilot is the easiest and most complete way to automate your own mini-manufacturing system. 3D printers are being used more and more for short-run manufacturing and with Autopilot, your desktop machine can now be used as part of an automated production system. This tool allows you to fine-tune a bed clearing procedure that is carried out after each print is finished as well as how many times to print a specific object.
Note: If you have a subscription to MatterControl Pro Autopilot is already included.
How to Enable Autopilot
- Install MatterControl
- Login to the account used to make the purchase
- You may need to logout and back in if Autopilot is not unlocked
- You can then find the tool via 'Open' > 'Library' > 'Pro-Tools' > 'Auto Pilot'
Here are a few tips to ensure success with this tool:
- Strike the part using the X-axis smooth rod
- Install a clearing ramp sandwiched between the bed and build surface
- For low profile parts download the X-carriage Bed Removal Plate
- Replace the lower X-carriage bearing cover behind the hotend and install the new plate
- Use a clearing path that goes front to back
- Install the clearing ramp on the back of the printer
Minimum System Requirements
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
- RAM: 2 GB for 64-bit
- Hard Disk Space: 6GB
- Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
- Display: 800 x 600
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