Introducing ProfTweak – a MakerWare profile editor
I’m a big fan of MakerWare and the MakerBot slicer.
The recent improvements in rafts, supports and general slicing quality are impressive.
Sometimes I need to do things like:
- Turn the filament fan off
- Adjust filament diameter
- Make the infill cats
- Change individual feedrate options (infill vs outlines)
Further – I often want to take an existing profile – and change a single variable as an experiment. For example – I might have a profile for Nylon that works well – but I want to try boosting the temperature up to 255c (and not have to create a new profile or risk messing-up the one that already works well).
So – I present ProfTweak:
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