To connect the machine to a PC, you must first make sure that the computer recognizes the printer.
It depends a lot on the system you have. On Windows 10, the machine will be recognized natively and there will be no driver to install.
If this is not the case, the procedure is as follows:
- Connect the machine to USB with a Micro-USB cable to the Micro-USB port on the machine. You will find two MICRO-USB ports on the back of the machine. It is important to connect the cable to the top port as this is the only way to connect the machine to the system. Be careful, these connectors are fragile, plug and unplug the cables with care.
- You can check in the device manager (right click on workstation then manager) that the system recognizes the machine (STEP 1 image). You should see a USB serial device when you turn on the machine (STEP2 image).
- Launch Simplify3D and go to the TOOLS->Firmware Configuration menu (STEP 3 image) and make sure you have the same configuration as on the STEP 4 image.
- In simplify3D, launch the control panel with the gear on the right icon bar (STEP5 image)
- Choose the COM port that corresponds to the machine. Be careful, there may be others depending on the computer configuration. Then, the transmission speed, which is according to the version of the firmware you have, of 57600 or 115200 (115200 on the latest version of the firmware) and click on connect. If the connection does not work, change the baud rate to the other
- You can then slice your object and save the Gcode. This one will appear here in the list, all you have to do is double-click on it to launch it.