The "CONTROL" pane is where available manual controls can be used, as well as the ability to upload .GCODE files. The CONTROL menu can be accessed from the main screen of the BuildFlow maintenance console.
Move The Printer
Manual movement controls for each axis. Set the distance you want to move the axis by (1mm, 10mm or 50mm) and click on one of the buttons. The movement direction is from the perspective of the front of the printer. Clicking on "HOME" will return your printer to its default home state, regardless of all axes current positioning.
Temperature controls for the extruder. You can set the temperature to 200°C, 210°C, 220°C or 230°C. There are also buttons that turn the fan on or off. A "COOL DOWN" will also appear whilst the printer is heating. Clicking this button will stop the printer from heating up.
The current temperature of the printer can be monitored from the top of the page:
Here you can manually extrude filament from your printer. The extrusion controls will not be available unless the printer is hot enough first. Preheat your printer to the materials recommended printing temperature under the "Temperature Controls" section. Once the printer is hot enough, an "EXTRUDE" and "RETRACT" button will appear. Only click the extrude button once at a time and wait for filament to be pushed out before deciding to click it again.
Upload GCODE File
If you have some custom GCODE you would like to run on your printer, upload the .GCODE file by either clicking anywhere in the circle and searching for the file or you can drag & drop the file directly into the circle.
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