Brambo 2017-1-23 12:37 edit
Overall, I'm very happy with the Cetus software, it works like it should, and produces very good prints. One minor thing is that the surface fininsh on the bottom of a print with a raft is not that great, but I'm not sure if that is fixable... I was used to printing on a glass surface so that gave extremely smooth results...
anyway, here are some small suggestions based on my experience with the cetus 3d software:
-Remove most of the 'are you sure you want to...' message, these do not seem neccesary. Specially for initializing and removing a model from the printbed, these are really annoying and I don't see the use of those. It's not like I would accidently click on delete, or accidently click on initialize printer (and so what if I did?) please please remove it, or make an option like 'never ask again' for each of these messages
-Place the list of materials that you can define under settings, and not under maintanance in the list of materials. It makes more sense to have a seperate button in the settings menu to look at and adjust the list of materials, instead of having a 'customize' option in the list itself
-The free-view rotation is kind of hard to orient. If I try to move the view around my objects I usually end up with the print bed upside down and whatnot, it behaves kind of strange, and different from other 3d printing software 3d views. Perhaps it would be easier if you could just rotate around it and zoom in and out, with the bed always staying in the 'up' orientation if you know what I mean. See screenshot
-Improve the wifi-searching of the printer. I still haven't been able to connect to my wifi. There are lots of wifi's in my area and it seems to find sort of a random list of wifi's of neighbours, but mine is never on this list.
-Improve the raft function. If you place objects near to each other, it tries to print rafts over each other (without a warning), which results in ticking sounds in the extruder. And since you don't see the rafts directly when you place objects, its kind of a trial and error to get objects close, but not too close to eachother on the print bed.
For the rest I found printing with Cetus a very pleasant experience! Keep up the good work!
Also... I had to re-tighen the screws on the motor of the extruder, since they were coming lose (I saw the motor moving up and down during retractions). Perhaps look into that at QA during assembly. these screws were difficult to reach, you can't tighten them with the supplied tools because there is not enough room, so you don't want your customers to have to do this... I have a special sawed-of version of a hex tool for tight areas, but I guess most people don't have that :)