I’d definitely like to have a bit more info on how the z offset works. I tried to use it today, but I selected the 0.005 option to be cautions. It might have been too cautious since I couldn’t tell if it went up, down, or nowhere.
Normally if you set the Z Offset in the slicer you would use a setting of say “-.05” to move the nozzle closer to the bed and a “.05” to move further away.
On the machine setting when I used the down arrow to move .05 closer to the bed it doesn’t show a minus sign. You just have to remember which way you moved it…
What is great is that you can watch how the first layer is going when you adjust this. Unlike a slicer setting it goes back to zero after the print is done so you’d have to either reset it or go to the slicer and save that setting that works best…
Just my experience first time trying this out. If I got any of that wrong please yell at me…
Thanks. I didn’t realize the new z offset was done on the fly. That would make it easy to experiment.
As for Z offset in the slicer, Simplify3D has one, but I haven’t found that directly in Creality Print. The only thing I can find is in Shell, and labeled “Initial Layer Horizontal Expansion”. It sounds like that’s probably Z offset with an overly complicated name
Not all slicers have been listed but you should find that Simplify3D will still work fine. Nothing significant changed in terms of the model processing so you should find that most slicers will work just as they did on earlier firmware revisions.
Jumping in here… With the new update I hear it is “open source” there is a way you can get the code and hack in and modify any config file you want and reek total havoc to your printer. It’s mostly klipper based which I am a total novice and have yet to upload and operate on my voron. The interesting upgrade is to the input shaping feature. K1 Max only shapes x and ignores y. On youtube modbot has a video that goes over the input shaper modification. The hacking i believe is called “rooting”
Yes the latest firmware and the one prior allowed for rooting of the machine so you can install Fluidd/Moonraker and make modifications to your configuration files.
If you intend on rooting I would recommend using the Installation Helper Script for Creality K1 Series developed and maintained by Guilouz. The script has all the modifications for the K1 and K1 Max preprogrammed so you can just install the addons/mods and use them without too much configuration needed. They also have the input shaper fix available within the script installer.
Just to clarify… the printer only tests the Y axis (not the X axis) and applies the same value to the X axis in stock firmware. With the input shaper fix both axis will be test independently.
Thanks for emailing the Guilouz link to me. It is also included in the “outdated” video. Please feel free inform me of something I don’t know. Have a great day.
The installation helper script is constantly being updated every time a new firmware is released and quite often will actually be ahead of most released versions of the firmware as they tend to implement updates as soon as they can obtain a pre-release beta which are quite often released for testing purposes. YouTube videos however, become outdated as soon as a new firmware is released.
Even now updates are being made to the helper script, for example at the time of writing this reply an update was made within the past hour