The latest update in GrabCAD Print is live! This month’s update offers even more exciting changes for FDM and PolyJet users, including new ways to access helpful GrabCAD content, scheduling enhancements, and more!
GrabCAD Print 1.34 Highlights:
Advanced Slicer for J750/J735
The PolyJet Advanced Slicer, introduced as an option in 1.31, is now on by default. It has improved accuracy in estimations and enables a few features which are listed here. It can be turned off from Preferences > PolyJet if you need to use the old slicer for any reason.
Tutorials and Example Files for FDM and PolyJet
You can now access GrabCAD Tutorials and Example files in the Help Menu of GrabCAD Print related to your selected printer. Our application engineers are constantly adding new content to help you better utilize your machines; the content will be available via the Help Menu.
Preview Surfaces That Require Support for FDM Printers
Using the toggle in the view bar labeled “Preview Supported Surfaces,” you can quickly see where supports will be generated on your models. This feature was introduced for PolyJet printers in 1.24 and is now available for FDM printers too.
This provides a faster alternative to FDM Slice Preview to aid in preparing your tray, as it shows how orientation and support settings (such as self-supporting angle) will affect the surface of your print.
Scheduling Enhancements for PolyJet Prints
The predicted “End Time” for PolyJet jobs now has improved accuracy. So when you are viewing an active PolyJet job in Schedule View, the prediction will be updated throughout the job to account for Print pauses and other errors in the initial estimation
Slice Delay Setting For PolyJet Printers
Checking the slide delay option will reduce the occurrence of depressions on the model. This option should be used only after talking to Stratasys technical support. Using the option will increase the job’s printing time.
Support Material Now Displayed in PolyJet Tray Settings Panel
The list of materials shown in the Tray Settings panel for PolyJet printers now includes the support material.
Notifications/Updates Relevant to Your Printer
GrabCAD Print will now notify you about updates for select printers like the F123 series and J750. These may include information on new materials, learning content and others. When one of these printers is selected and an update is available, you will see a gift box in the bottom left of your screen.
Check out the release video to see the 1.34 updates in action!
GrabCAD Print checks for updates on startup and will prompt you to update the next time you open the app. If you’re using GrabCAD Print in Offline Mode, you will need to manually update your components here: