ADVi3++ 5 User Manual - Tuning

ADVi3 includes tools to help you tune soma aspects of your printer.

Extruder Tuning

Extruder Measures

In general, you only have to do this once because this parameter do not change with time. It is related to the mechanics of your printer. If you change the gear of your extruder, you have to perform this tuning.

The maths are the following:

E axis

  • The motors moves 1.8 ° per steps
  • So a revolution has 360 / 1.8 = 200 steps
  • The driver gives 16 micro-steps
  • Let’s assume the gear has a diameter of 10.95 mm
  • So we have: (200 * 16) / (10.95 * π ) = 93 steps / mm.

PID Tuning

PID-Tuning

In general, you only have to do this once except if you change radically your extruding temperature or if your environmental conditions change, such as humidity, or if you change the insulation on the heater block, such as switching to a silicone sock.

XYZ motors Tuning

Note: This part has been removed in version 4.0. Short explanation: because it was wrong and useless. Long version:

The maths are the following:

X and Y axis

  • The motors moves 1.8 ° per steps
  • So a revolution has 360 / 1.8 = 200 steps
  • The driver gives 16 micro-steps
  • On X and Y axis, the toothed pulleys have 20 teeths
  • The belts have a 2 mm tooth pitch
  • So we have: (200 * 16) / (20 x 2) = 80 steps / mm

Z axis

  • The motors moves 1.8 ° per steps
  • The lead screw is 8 mm per revolution
  • So we have: (200 * 16) / 8 = 400 steps / mm

Manual leveling

Manual Leveling

If you do not have a sensor (such as a BLTouch) for automated bed leveling, you have to do this frequently (almost before each print). If you have a sensor, you only have to do this once a while.

Sensor Z-height

Z-Height

You only have to do this if you have a sensor (such as BLTouch) from time to time, especially if you move or disassemble parts such as the extruder.

Automated Bed Leveling

Sensor-Grid

You only have to do this if you have a sensor, such as the BLTouch. You can also do this, without displaying the grid, using the G29 command either from a G-code start script or manual command. It is recommended to perform automated bed leveling at the beginning of each print.

Reset Settings

When settings are reset or when you are flashing a new firmware (especially a major version number), the following message is displayed:

Factory-Reset

Once the settings are reset, ADVi3++ will display a Setup panel to help you configure your printer:

Setup