Supports Editor is a useful function if a user would like to fine-tune the support structure of a given model. For example, when printing a model, you don’t want to print the model with default supports, then you can remove the unnecessary supports by using the Support Editor.
You will see a list of all supports and overhangs when going to the interface. When you click one of the support on the model, the corresponding support will be highlighted in the list on right. You can then toggle on or off for this particular support structure.
Support and Overhang: Supports and overhangs are two different types structures, overhangs are the pointy structure of a model while Support is referring to general surfaces.
Roof Density: Choose the number of dense layers between the support and supported surface. Increase the number layers will generally increase the easiness for support removal but more difficult to bend.
Threshold Angle: Determine the under what angle the supports and the dense layers will be generated.
Min. Surface Area: Determine the minimal area of surface that will be supported, area less than this vaule will not be supported.
After edited all the supports, Click confirm to save your setting, then you can preview or start pint the model or click the white arrow beside the button Preview to save the file Task format.
TSK. Task format is a type of sliced model file which can keep the data of your setting like layer thickness, support setting and etc. Task file It is specifically created for Tiertime 3D printers, it can be sent to the compatible Tiertime 3D Printers to print without going through the slicing process.
If you have more than one model inside the build envelop, all the models will be saved separately in a folder which you select. If the models are merged, they will be treated as one model and only one Task file will be generated.
Print from the TSK.File
You can start from the Main Menu “Add” -> Add 3D Model, and choose .tsk in the File Chooser for the Task files. The UP Studio will swtich to Task Mode, and load the model from the Task file.
Once the model is fully loaded, the “Send” button will be enabled on the left menu. Click the “Send” button, the software will send the data to the printer. You can click the “Reset/Close” button to exit the Task Mode.
In order to print a Task file on a printer, the Printer Profile of a Task file has to match the Printer Profile of the Printer.
Printer Profile includes the following parameters: Nozzle Diameter, Build Volume, Printer Model, Material Type, Material Left.
The Printer Profile of a Task File is compatible with the Printer Profile of a Printer mean the nozzle diameter, build volume, printer model, and material type is the same as the current setting of the printer, and the material left in the printer is enough for the printer to finish the model.
If the Printer Profile of a Task file is not compatible with the Printer Profile of the Printer, the UP Studio will give an error message, and you need to adjust the Printer Profile of the Printer to make sure the compatibility