1) Download Snapmakerjs at https://snapmaker.com/download
2) In the left column, click ( 3D Printing G-code Generator).
3) Click Add and select the model file (.stl or .obj file) you want to print.
4) Move/Scale/Rotate the model as you need.
5) Select the Material you are using, PLA, ABS, or Custom Material.
PLA and ABS’s printing parameters are preset, and you do not need to configure extra parameters. If you click on the '+' icon, set the parameters according to the explanations in the software and requirements of your material. The explanation of the parameter will display when the mouse hovers over the blank.
6) Select the Adhesion type based on the model you are using. Click on Customize>'+' icone>Adhesion. The default Adhesion type is Skirt.
Skirt: Prints a circle around the model but not connected to the model. It ensures that the filament comes out smoothly before the print starts.
Brim: Prints a single layer under the bottom of your model to make sure the tall model sticks to the heated bed.
Raft: Prints a thick grid with a roof under the bottom of your model to prevent warping and to make sure the model sticks to the heated bed.
None: Select this option when you are sure the printing can stick to the heated bed.
7) Select the Support type based on the model you are using. Use this function when there are severe overhangs in your model. Click on Customize>'+' icone>Support. The Support is not checked by default.
Touching Building plate: The support structure will only be printed on the heated bed to support overhangs.
Everywhere: The support structure will be printed on the heated bed and the model to support all the overhangs.
8) Select a printing mode from Recommended (Fast Print, Normal Quality, High Quality) and Customize. Fast Print, Normal Quality, High Quality are preset printing modes and you do not need to configure extra parameters. If you select Customize, customize the parameters according to the explanations in the software. Usually, the better quality the print gets, the more time it takes.
9) Click Generate G-code. The estimated Filament that the print needs and estimated printing time will be displayed at the bottom right corner after you click Generate G-code.
Tips: The slider on the right allows you to see how every layer goes while printing.
Click the under the slider allows you to see the different parts of the printing results.
10) Choose a way to print.Option 1: Using the Computer (The computer must be connected to the machine throughout the process.):
A. Connect the machine to the computer using the provided USB cable.
B. In (Workspace) > Connection, click , select the Port connected to the machine and click Open.
Note: If you cannot find any port to connect to and your computer uses the latest Mac OS Sierra, please download and install the driver at snapmaker.com/download
C. When connected, click Load G-code to Workspace in ( 3D-Printing G-code Generator).
Option 2: Using the USB flash disk (No need to connect your computer to the machine.):
A. Click Export G-code to file to save the G-code file.
B. Copy the G-code to the provided USB disk.
C. Insert the USB disk into the Controller.
D. On the Touch Screen, go to Files, find and select the G-code file. Then tap Start to start printing.