For Velleman-about new version 1.6.2


#1

Hello i have the same question as wrong way before installing the new version. Does it bring real improvements and features? If so, what are they? thank you for your reply .


#2

here’s the changelog

• For Repetier specific enhancements see www.repetier.com.
• This version fixes the 3d view errors on certain NVidia 3d cards.
• Updated slicing configurations: reduced filament flow so it’s the equivalent of 100% flow with the esteps value in the firmware version 1.4


#3

Ok tks for your answer, i am going to try !


#4

Does this new version take into account the wiki ‘modifying extruder steps/mm’ (http://www.k8xxx-3dprinters.crimed.be/w/index.php?title=Mod_extrud)?
The flow setting in this new version is 75%…
Or maybe this is a stupid question?


#5

From what I understood, I’d say no.

It’s what you already had to do if you didn’t want to modify the steps/mm in the firmware.

And it indeed fixes a bug I had with my latest Nvidia video card.


#6

Yes that’s correct. This is for unmodified firmware.

If you modified the firmware to compensate flow you’ll need to set it in repetier back to 100% or flash our original firmware in the printer.

Best Regards
VEL337


#7

I noticed that the K8600 uses the same version.
Do you have to set up 2 different profiles for the K8400 and the K8600 or can you run them side by side like I do with the K8200 and the K8400?


#8

You can run them side by side.
should be a different version from the Nano


#9

Thank you.


#10

Is it worthwhile to upgrade to 1.6.2? The Repetier specific enhancements are not provided at repetier.com; neither on the website nor in their download install package. I also don’t understand the 2 seemingly contradicting statements above:
“…reduced filament flow so it’s the equivalent of 100% flow with the esteps value in the firmware version 1.4”
“…The flow setting in this new version is 75%…”
If it is still 75% (which I don’t mind), then what changed?
Based on other posts on version 1.6.2 and the unclear settings transfer procedure, if I don’t have the NVIDIA problem there is no reason to change.