Steel sheet profiles
Magnetic heatbed on our MK2.5, MK2.5S, MK3, and MK3S enables you to use flexible, removable steel sheets. As the popularity of this setup is growing, many users have both the powder-coated spring steel sheet and the smooth PEI spring steel sheet, switching between them in accordance with what exactly they need to print.
Introduced in the firmware version 3.8.0, there is now a new section in the Settings menu, called “HW setup”. It allows you to create up to 8 specialized profiles for your printer setup. You can then easily switch between the sheets (profiles), and the printer will load the stored values.
How does it work
To set up the individual sheet profiles, please head to the LCD Menu -> Settings -> HW setup -> Steel Sheets:
For each sheet, the following settings are available:
- Select - confirms the selection of the sheet, which will then become the default
- First layer calibration - starts the First Layer Calibration process for the given profile
- Rename - enables you to change the name, up to seven characters
- Reset - sets the values back to the factory defaults
As soon as two or more profiles are configured (by the First Layer Calibration), you will be able to quick-toggle between them directly from the main menu.
Renaming of the sheet
After selecting the Rename option in the sheet profile menu, you can change up to 7 characters of the profile name. The word "Sheet" cannot be changed; it is the "Smooth1", "Textur1" etc. that you can customize.
You start from the left and move to the right. By turning the knob, you are changing the characters, and by clicking it, you confirm the current character and move to the next one. When a character position is redefined, a small chevron mark will appear underneath it.