Running multiple printers
One of the advantages of using BuildBee, is that it is able to view and control a number of 3D different printers from a single interface. This also allows you to print to multiple 3D printers off one device.
The Starter plan only allows one printer to be controlled simultaneously. Consider upgrading to a Pro subscription to run multiple printers in parallel.
Step 1 - Set up your printers
If you're using BuildBee Desktop, you'll need a different computer for each printer you wish to run simultaneously.
Step 2 - Name and identify your 3D printers
- Provide each printer with a unique and identifiable name (printers are automatically assigned a name when configured for the first time, but you can change it afterwards
- We also recommend having some way to associate a printer with its name, such as a label, coloured sticker or a custom faceplate
Step 3 - Start a print on the first printer
- Go through the print process as normal for the first print, making sure you select the correct printer with the filament you want to use loaded.
Step 4 - Return to the home screen
- After you select the print button and the model has started to be analysed, return to the home screen by refreshing your browser. This will take you back to the select model page of BuildBee.
Step 5 - Start a print on the next printer
- Go through the print process again and choose a different printer. You will see that any printers that are already printing won't be available.
- Repeat for as many printers as you have!
If using the same account, all printers will share the same library of models but each will be able to run with different settings and complete jobs independently.
You can also use the queuing
functionality in an enterprise subscription to achieve this
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