I have recently upgraded the hotend from the E3D lite6 to the V6 full and I’m having trouble running PID Autotuning. I tried running the M303 E0 S200 C8 command but nothing happens. I ran this from a gcode file on the SD card. Is this the proper way to run Autotuning?
You need to connect to the printer via USB cable and use any slicer that has a command line to manually enter Gcode commands.
I personally use Pronterface http://www.pronterface.com/ I find it nice for doing this sort of thing and manually testing printer axis movements and heating up hotend and bed.
This is not a bad tutorial showing tune through to editing config file. He is using Repetier but it is the same I just like the easy layout of Pronterface
That worked great. I tried the machine interface in Simplify3d first but then I found I liked pronterface better.
Yeah no probs… I find Pronterface is my “go to” software when I am sorting out printer issues, it always works.
I had built a simple gcode file for this, that I can run from my card if needed.
;Sliced at: Sun 28-08-2016 22:56:43 ;Basic settings: Layer height: 0.24 Walls: 1.5 Fill: 30 ;Print time: #P_TIME# ;Filament used: #F_AMNT#m #F_WGHT#g G21 ;metric values M107 ;start with the fan off G28 ;home ;Put tuning message on LCD screen M117 Tuning hotend... M303 S200 C8 U1 M117 Tuning heatbed... M303 E-1 S60 C8 U1 M500 ;save to EEPROM ;End GCode M104 S0 ;extruder heater off M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it) G91 ;relative positioning G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F6000 ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more G1 X0 Y100 M84 ;steppers off G90 ;absolute positioning