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OctoPrint for MakerGear: Say hello to Settings

You can open Settings by clicking the Wrench icon in the Nav Bar.

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Settings related to Serial Connection and Printer Profiles should not be changed. Temperatures settings are specific to materials you choose to use. The Terminal Filters and GCode Scripts can be customized by advanced users interested in specific functionality.

Because MakerGear printers are compatible with a wide range of materials, you’ll probably want to add your own presets.

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Features like the temperature graph can be enabled or disabled for convenience, such as when some mobile devices or very slow connections may require disabling these.

Webcam & Timelapse provides options for a camera to allow you to view your printer remotely. Although we do not include a camera at this time, you can click here for a list of camera models that work well with OctoPrint.

Access Control is a matter of security. For example, it would be rather inconvenient if anyone on your network could send commands to your printer. You can add users by name and choose to make them admins or not.

GCode Visualizer is the tab that allows you to preview the work of your slicing engine (e.g. Cura Engine). The GCode viewer’s playback speed depends upon the browser and device you are using to access it; some browsers may have difficulty loading the GCode viewer playback. You can always disable this functionality if you’d like.

API is a means for other programs to interact with OctoPrint. There are a variety of mobile applications and some desktop software (Slic3r, for example) that have ability to use this feature. You should generate a new API key if you intend to use this feature.

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* These settings should not be changed unless the user possesses a very good understanding of their functions.

Server is a set of commands that control the OctoPrint server process, which are run when you select items from the System menu, such as “shutdown”.

Folders are the locations on the server where files are stored. Changing these may leave files stranded or create other problems.

Appearance is a nice way to change the look of your printer interface a little. This can be quite nice if you have access to multiple printers.

Logs are very helpful in troubleshooting any problems that may arise. Be ready to include them if you start a ticket with our support department. Logs should not take up much space, but feel free to delete old ones if you are running low on disk space.

Plugin Manager is where the power of open-source collaboration and the beauty of OctoPrint really shines, as it contains a library of community-developed plugins that offers users the ability to customize their 3D printing experience. To add additional functionality using the Plugin Manager, visit the MakerGear Forum for recommended plugins. The factory-installed plugins on the MakerGear M3 are essential to the setup and operation of your printer. As such, please take the time to read the description of their function before disabling or uninstalling any of them.

Software Update shows the current version of OctoPrint and its plugins.

Announcements appear in the upper right-hand corner of the OctoPrint interface, and are the best way to find out about software updates and other useful information. If you use multiple printers, you may want to disable some of these.

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Plugins is where you can change settings specific to plugins that are already installed and running. Keep in mind that not all plugins have settings that can be changed.

CuraEngine 15.04 is installed by default and configured in our factory with profiles for commonly-used materials.

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