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    Adjusting bed in da vinci

    WELL WELL!!!..

    2 Days ago just received my 2nd DA VINCI 1.0A.... I did not want a 2 EXTRUDERS... Eventually I consider them a waste of money at least for the use I need my PRINTERS... ALTHOUGH I have another 4 with DUO EXTRUDERS... Anyway.

    I made my first PRINT with the 1.0A easily... But the object was small... And printed mostly in center of the bed...

    Then I tried a bigger one... 3 times bigger object than the previous...

    A LOT OF PROBLEMS...

    So I started to 'play' a little with BED LEVELING.

    HOWEVER BE CAREFULL NOT TO FALL IN THE PITFALL WITH CALIBRATING YOUR DA VINCI BED...

    IT IS EXTREMELY A PAIN IN THE A$$...

    Therefor I would recommend doing the following :

    First make sure you have read the HOW TO WORK WITH SLIC3R to DA VINCI... It is a sticky in this forum.

    Then Go to the SLIC3R TAB: PRINTER SETTINGS and put a Z offset of 0.005 ....
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    Another tip is to have the BOLTS of your BED marked...

    DO NOT FOR ANY REASON TURN THESE BOLTS IF HAVE NOT MARK THEM.

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    Here can see it better

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      #3
      Then START a print and while the head is moving can see where the bed should be closer to the nozzle or away..

      JUST TURN THE 3 BOLTS BUT REMEMBER HOW MANY TURNS MAKE FOR EVERY BOLT... Keep them written in paper...

      You can repeat steps ALTERING SLIC3R Z offset...

      This is waaaayyyy better and easier than making the CALIBRATION DA VINCI's MANUAL

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        #4
        KEEPING ON FROM YESTERDAY , as I had to leave room (Kingdom) due the GENERAL (wife) commanded for an EXIT together... Or else COURT MARSHAL... HAHAHA.

        Well you need to know also that

        TURNING RIGHT (CLOCKWISE) INCREASE THE GAP BETWEEN NOZZLE TIP and BED.
        TURNING LEFT (ANTI-CLOCKWISE_ DECREASES THE GAP BETWEEN NOZZLE TIP AND BED.

        Make really small turns - click by click I would say and notice the results.

        Altering one Bolt will require to make adjustments to the other 3....

        In some point will have align every bolt so all the corners of your object have same layer thickness...

        The Adjustments actually made easier when printing the RAFT and big objects to cover large area of the bed...

        FINISH...

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          #5
          The 3rd object after have make the bed leveling and Z offset...
          For me worked the Z offset 0,01mm and slight adjustments to the BOLTS...

          RESULTS

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            #6
            I have also experienced issues with this. I found the easiest way to calibrate is to turn off the printer when it is doing it's warm up strip, move the nozzle to the area above the screws. Adjust the screws until the nozzle is close to the print bed. I use a business card between the print bed and nozzle and adjust until the business card is just snug.

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              #7
              I use a piece of computer paper to check spacing by moving the extruder to each corner and adjusting the thumb screws. I do this while the extruder is hot.

              Of course I have a different printer (Solidoodle Pro 2nd Gen) and I use a glass bed. I really only check the bed once every 50 prints or so. I think the removable bed has a lot to do with it, considering I pull the print off the glass instead of torquing the bed.

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                #8
                Matter control does this too with software instead of using screws

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                  #9
                  Any chance somebody could re-write these instructions in plain english? I can't make heads or tails of this but it's still more helpful than davinchi's **** documentation.

                  I feel sorry for the tech who's going to wake up tomorrow to my stream of angry emails. I just spent two and a half hours trying to calibrate mine. After 20 straight calibration attempts I'm at +ERR, +108, +ERR. I'm also just so angry...

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                    #10
                    I downloaded this from thingiverse
                    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:718768
                    and I calibrate my print bed with a dial indicator now. It works great!

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