Pathio’s slicing settings are organized into a couple of different categories:
- Global Print Settings
Global Settings are the general settings you’ll use to slice. Edit these by clicking on the Global Settings button. These settings will apply to all models and groups unless overwritten with group or model-level settings.
- Group Settings
Group Settings are settings that override the global settings, and are applied to a particular group of models. Each group can have it’s own settings that differ from the global ones. You can change these settings by clicking on the group’s button. If this seems confusing, there’s a walkthrough in the Quick Start Guide.
- Model Settings
Model Settings are the most granular level of settings. These are the settings specific to an individual model, and override both its group and the global settings. Edit these settings by clicking on a model in the Group List on the left of Pathio.
- Printer Settings
These settings relate to the physical properties of your 3D printer — things like the size of the build plate, how fast it typically prints, etc. Once you’ve set these for your printer once, you shouldn’t have to adjust them unless you make hardware changes.
- Extruder Settings
These settings relate to the physical properties of your extruder — things like how hot it can go, how fast it heats up, whether it has an active cooling fan, etc. Once you’ve set these for an extruder you shouldn’t have to adjust them unless you make hardware changes.
- Filament Settings
These are related to the type of filament you’re currently printing with — things like speed, temperature, and flow rate are all impacted by the different materials you’re using. You’ll need to change these settings whenever you swap filament to a different material.