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  • Introduced .zcodex2 as a new output file format for M Series Plus and M300 Dual printers (Note! Updating firmware to the 2.4.3 version is necessary to process .zcodex2 files),
  • Added a new parameter in the Print Settings step for Inkspire – Slicing Quality with Normal and High modes. Selecting the High mode allows the printer to keep precise geometry of models (even very complicated ones), however, slicing can take more time,
  • The procedure of detecting collision between models in the Model step has been improved and it is now much more precise,
  • Improved the Autoarrange tool – multiple models are now positioned in the workspace in a more optimized way,

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed problems with overly simplified paths that would contain artifacts,
  • Improved support generation for Inkspire, especially with pillars placed on the edges of the workspace,
  • Improved fan operation when printing the first layer of supports,
  • Fixed some of the quality issues with the Shell mode,
  • Improved bridge paths generation, especially after rotating a model,
  • Fixed a bug where saving a .zcodex file again would cause problems,
  • Fixed problems with repeated slicing of the same models after changing Infill settings,
  • Fixed a bug where progress bar and notifications in the Preview step would block the workspace view,
  • Fixed a bug with saving very large files for Inkspire.

Inkspire

  • The Tree type support can now be generated automatically. This support type allows users to save resin and eliminate cases where pillars of support merge with each other,

M Series Plus, M300 Dual, Inkspire

  • Added the new option One-click Printing which enables users to quickly and easily prepare files for printing. All required steps take place automatically; the user only has to choose basic settings, such as material type or layer thickness, and choose where the generated file should be saved (hard drive or the printer’s USB drive), or only showed in the Preview. Next, the program adjusts the Rotation for the file (only for Inkspire), adds the automatic support and generates the file.

Bug fixes

  • Inkspire: Fixed cases where pillars would disappear with angled surfaces when adding support manually,
  • Inkspire: Improved detection of cases where support pillars would collide with models,
  • M Series Plus, M300 Dual, Inventure: Improved generation of Smart bridges which are adjacent to the top layer area,
  • M300 Dual & Inventure: Improved extrusion at the beginning and end of prints, and at the time of changing between hotends.

M300 Dual & Inventure:

  • New profiles and layer thickness values:
    • Dual-extrusion mode: Z-SEMIFLEX 0.15; 0.20 mm / Z-PLA Pro 0.30 mm / Z-PLA 0.30 mm / Z-PETG 0.30 mm / Z-GLASS 0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm,
    • Single-extrusion mode: Z-HIPS 0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm / Z-ULTRAT Plus 0.30 mm / Z-NYLON 0.30 mm / Z-PLA Pro 0.30 mm/ Z-PLA 0.30 mm,

Inkspire:

  • Increased speed of operation and reduced consumption of RAM while generating supports and working with .zcodex files (generating, saving and loading previews),
  • Added Real View mode – it represents the real view of a bottom up print (the option can be found in the navigation cube in the top right corner of the workspace),
  • Added support for new External resins – Siraya Tech, Ameralabs and Power Resins,

M200 Plus, M300 Plus, M300 Dual, Inventure:

  • Introduced the new Contour-top gap option in the Offset section in Print Settings – it is now possible to change the distance between the top layers of a model and outer contour (the bond between the top layers and the outer contour can be increased, but the model’s dimensions may slightly change),

Bug fixes

  • Improved performance of Place by Face tool and Editable support after using the Mirror Flip option,
  • Fixed problems with detecting too long Smart Bridges areas above holes – shorter Bridge areas should now be generated separately,
  • Improved process of generating automatic support for Inkspire models – too short pillars should no longer be generated,
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong notification would appear when slicing a model that is too low,
  • Improved Editable support option’s icon for Zortrax M200 and M300,
  • Fixed problems where it wouldn’t be possible to slice a model that contains more Bottom layers than the overall number of layers,
  • Fixed problems with assigning colors to model/support blocks in the Support step (the Preferences menu),
  • Improved process of detecting collisions between objects and supports with Inkspire models,
  • Fixed problems with the Replicate .zcodex option for Inventure,
  • Improved movement pattern when finishing prints – minimized risk of leaving nozzle marks on models.

M300 Dual & Inventure:

  • New printing profiles for the single-extrusion mode are now available for: Z-FLEX (0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm), Z-PLA Pro (0.15 mm), Z-ULTRAT Plus (0.15 mm), Z-ULTRAT (0.30 mm), Z-PETG (0.30 mm) and Z-GLASS (0.30 mm),
  • Improved quality of overhanging walls (for Z-PLA 0.15 and 0.20 mm),

Inkspire:

  • Introduced a new manual supports type: Tree, available in the Support step. The tree-like structures can be easily customized and are recommended when 3D printing elements rich in details. Also, you can edit a tree structure when it collides with the model by dragging and moving the yellow joints around,
  • Improved the overall efficiency of generating supports and the default parameters – supports should now better adhere to 3D printed items,

M Series Plus, M300 Dual, Inventure:

  • Introduced a new tool which allows you to enable or disable Smart Bridges (short bridge-like structures) in the Support step. This tool gives users more control over spots which require support: enabled bridges do not require support, whereas disabled ones can be supported using standard editable support,
  • Introduced a new option – Contour-infill gap – which allows users to change the space between outer contours of a model and outer contours of infill, and thanks to that, make bonding between outer walls and infill stronger,
  • Added the May not print notification in the Thin Walls Analysis tool, which informs users about cases where the device may not be able to print too thin elements,

M200, M200 Plus, M300 Plus:

  • Added support for Z-ABS v2,

Bug fixes

M Series Plus:

  • Fixed an issue where using the Replicate .zcodex option would improperly replicate models that have been generated without the raft,

Inventure:

  • Fixed an issue with slicing models prepared for the single-extrusion mode with Z-PLA Pro,

M300 Dual:

  • Fixed an issue where the program would crash when sending files directly to the printer,
  • Fixed an issue where the program would become unresponsive when sending files that have been prepared for a different material than the loaded one.

For the M300 Dual and M Series Plus printers, the 2.13.0 update requires installing the 2.2.0 firmware.

M300 Dual & Inventure:

  • Printing speed has been increased for Z-ULTRAT Plus, Z-PLA and Z-PETG when printing with Z-SUPPORT Premium in the dual-extrusion mode. Quality of surfaces printed with support has been improved for Z-ULTRAT Plus.
    New printing profiles available:
    Z-ULTRAT Plus: single-extrusion mode,
    Z-PLA Pro: single- and dual-extrusion mode,
    Z-ESD: dual-extrusion mode,
  • It is now possible to enable the Hybrid Support option when printing in the dual-extrusion mode. The feature has been added to the Support step in the Advanced print settings menu. Selecting this option makes the printer use the soluble material only for those layers which will adhere to the model or will be built on the model’s surface. The remaining part of support structures will be printed with the model material. This way, you can save the support material and speed up the printing. You can also select the number of layers which will be printed with the support material,
  • The Replicate .zcodex option has been added in the Preview step when printing in the dual-extrusion mode,

Inkspire:

  • The way of generating spots that require support has been optimized. The program can now better detect little, overhanging elements and edges. This improvement provides more stability and a decreased failure rate,
  • It is now possible to add and delete support only for a selected model when preparing multiple models. Also, it is possible to select many models and generate support for all of them at once,
  • The Size correction tool has replaced the Overgrowth correction tool. It is now possible to increase or decrease your model’s dimensions by 1 or more pixels in the X or Y axis. This tool is available in the Print settings step in the Advanced menu,
  • The support settings are now saved even when leaving and going back to the Support step,

FDM devices:

  • The Only from raft option has been added to the Support step. After selecting this option, the program will generate only those support structures which do not adhere to any part of the model. This allows you to avoid surface imperfections that can appear on models once you remove the support,
  • The Replicate .zcodex option has been improved for the FDM devices: the program now generates one raft, thanks to which it is possible to fit more copies of a model on the platform,
  • The generated .zcodex files will now have a smaller size when you do not use the Replicate .zcodex option,

All devices:

  • You can now cancel the process of sending a .zcodex file to the printer in the Preview step,

Bug fixes
All devices:

  • Loading multi-element .3mf files should no longer cause problems where only first element would be loaded,
  • Loading .3mf files that have been saved in non-standard units should no longer cause problems with their position in the workspace,

Inkspire:

  • Cases where raft would get through models have been eliminated,

Opening Z-SUITE from several user accounts simultaneously on Windows should no longer cause problems with blocking other accounts.