Slic3r plugin for slicing within OctoPrint
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Slic3r plugin for OctoPrint

WARNING

This plugin has been successfully tested for the following cases:

  1. Linux: Slic3r's stable versions 1.1.7 and 1.2.9 (tests done under a Raspberry Pi 2, but it should work for other Linux distributions).
  2. Linux: Also tested with Slic3r Prusa Edition version 1.33.8. Versions >= 1.34 might work with TBB using these instructions.
  3. Windows: Slic3r works for version 1.2.9, not doing it for version 1.1.7.

Install using these instructions: https://github.com/OctoPrint/OctoPrint-Slic3r/wiki/How-to-install-Slic3r-on-RPi

Setup

In order to install the plugin, go to Settings -> Plugin Manager and click on 'Get more...':

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You'll see an option to add it from an URL. Add https://github.com/OctoPrint/OctoPrint-Slic3r/archive/master.zip an click on 'Install' button.

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At this moment, the plugin will be installed, but Slic3r must be downloaded and configured, which can be done following these steps: https://github.com/OctoPrint/OctoPrint-Slic3r/wiki/How-to-install-Slic3r-on-RPi

  1. Execute OctoPrint and go to Settings (or restart when you are asked after installing the plugin). Slic3r should appear in Plugins list:

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  2. In 'General', you should put the following path for the executable (supposing the execution of the script, the path would be /home/pi/Slic3r/slic3r.pl). Note: If running in Windows, write the path to slic3r-console:

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  3. Before importing the profile, you have to export a file with the Slic3r's configuration. For that purpose, open Slic3r, and select File-> Export Config...

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  4. Save the file with the desired name (e.g. config.ini):

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  5. Once done, in 'Profiles' click 'Import Profile...' button:

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  6. Click on 'Browse...' and search for the profile. Once done, save with the name and identifier wished by clicking 'Confirm':

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  7. Click 'Save' to confirm Slic3r settings:

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  8. Now you can slice your stl files:

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