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Another good leveling tool is EZ ABL. That is what I have installed - but the BLTouch seems to be the most popular choice.
I always found that the auto level probes are more of a pain than good, but that's just me. I level the bed once and have not needed any adjustment in over a year, printer runs about 8+hrs each time and about 5 days a week.

I also see that a lot of people run "adhesion promoters" on their beds and have a heck of a time removing the prints after.


Any one here print on bare glass?
 
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I always found that the auto level probes are more of a pain than good, but that's just me. I level the bed once and have not needed any adjustment in over a year, printer runs about 8+hrs each time and about 5 days a week.

I also see that a lot of people run "adhesion promoters" on their beds and have a heck of a time removing the prints after.


Any one here print on bare glass?
I used to until it stuck too good and took some glass with it. I use a polypropylene sheet now and love it. I am only releveling after moving the printer or some sort of hardware upgrade.

I'm only running one printer though, I might feel differently if I had to manage a farm of printers.
 

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Oh sorry, normally I just use the first one that pops up when I google "PDF to SVG converter".

Maybe https://cloudconvert.com/pdf-to-svg

You don't NEED to go that route; you can also import the image and sketch over it. Might be simpler way to go TBH.

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With Fusion 360, you can also just use an standard picture or screenshot. As long as you have reference measurements of the object, you can adjust the scale of the object in fusion and design your object from there.

Here are some good links on "how to":


I use this process all the time, and it works for me.
 

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Oh sorry, normally I just use the first one that pops up when I google "PDF to SVG converter".

Maybe https://cloudconvert.com/pdf-to-svg

You don't NEED to go that route; you can also import the image and sketch over it. Might be simpler way to go TBH.

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Is that in fusion360? I have it just dont know how to use it.
 
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Designed some frag stands because my goby started tipping over my hammers. They are designed for stuff you want to plant in the sand.
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Designed some frag stands because my goby started tipping over my hammers. They are designed for stuff you want to plant in the sand.
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I like the design, looks really good!

As @laverda said, it doesn't look like your link works, or its not public, or Thingiverse is having issues.
 
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So my autodesk 360 fusion hobby subscription has run out which is unfortunate. Should I just make a new account and import all my models? What modeling software does everyone use to develop models?
 

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Perfect for hammers and touches. Your Thingiverse link did not work however.
I like the design, looks really good!

As @laverda said, it doesn't look like your link works, or its not public, or Thingiverse is having issues.
@Red_Beard that's a pretty great idea. We have a toddler who likes to pull magnets off of tanks - so something like that would be really useful for when I do have to acclimate stuff.
Thank you! And also sorry.... that was my first public thingiverse thing. ;Facepalm I think i have it properly sorted out, try the link again.
 

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So my autodesk 360 fusion hobby subscription has run out which is unfortunate. Should I just make a new account and import all my models? What modeling software does everyone use to develop models?
You should just be able to renew the hobby subscription. I think the option now is actually as a business but with a turnover below their threshold then it's free, same as the old hobbyist licence. But either way it should give you options when you renew and one of them should be free
 

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You should just be able to renew the hobby subscription. I think the option now is actually as a business but with a turnover below their threshold then it's free, same as the old hobbyist licence. But either way it should give you options when you renew and one of them should be free
Finally got it to work. Must have logged in too soon so it was still showing as expired the first time. Appreciate it!
 

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Designed some frag stands because my goby started tipping over my hammers. They are designed for stuff you want to plant in the sand.
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Amazing! Just printed 4 for my new goni island I’m starting!
 
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Designed some frag stands because my goby started tipping over my hammers. They are designed for stuff you want to plant in the sand.
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These are beautifully designed @Red_Beard! I will add them to the list today.
 
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Designed some frag stands because my goby started tipping over my hammers. They are designed for stuff you want to plant in the sand.
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Check it out!! Working perfectly so far. Already saved my new goni from my most annoying hermit crab lol

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Hey guys, I'm trying real hard to figure out what threads the Ecotech Vectra L2 pump uses on the inlet but I can't get an answer from anyone. Do any of you great designers that frequent this thread know the answer?

I'm 90% certain is a 2" BSP fitting but the friend I'm designing an inlet guard for lives 2 hours away and I can't test fit anything :(
 
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Hopefully someone will have your measurement, but I usually just mail the person a couples test threads for confirmation before printing the final inlet screen when I do those pump guards. You can throw a couple rings a paper mailer and send it first class for about $3.
 
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