Warning: Work in Progress!
A node-webkit application that acts as a simple 3D printer file explorer.
Using file explorers to manage 3D printer files is a bit clunky. There are no previews and the metadata held in most gcode files is not visible. This leads to long filenames consisting of some key attributes, e.g.
directdrive_bowden_holder.PLA.slow_PLA_prusa.0.24.gcode. Once a folder contains more than a few files it becomes tricky to manage.
This app is a little side project which attempts to address this problem, inspired by Adobe Lightroom (which does an admirable job of organising photos). Rather than attempt a modification of Windows Explorer to handle 3D printer files I decided to make something more portable. I chose node-webkit so I could develop with web tech and still use node.js in order to access local filesystems.
- STL preview
- Gcode preview
- Gcode attribute display (Slic3r only)
- Ad-hoc collections
- Remember & browse folders
- Folder sync
- Additional metadata, e.g. ratings, comments
- Send to slicer
- Send to printer host
At this stage the best bet is to follow the hacking instructions below and run the latest version using node-webkit directly. If you want to simply play with a version there is a Windows binary here: 3D-Printroom-distribution.zip. (Linux and Mac will have to sadly follow the hacking instructions below.)
- Download and extract zip file.
- Double click 3D-Printroom.exe.
- An example folder is already included.
- Drag and Drop a folder containing your STL and Gcode files to the top left window.
- Clone the project.
- Install node-webkit.
- Install the node dependencies.
- Run with
nw.exe --disable-application-cache 3D-Printroom(where '3D-Printroom' is the project folder)