AstroPrint Print Preview, Notes, File Renaming & Tweak Settings

How to add Notes, Tweak Settings, Rename Files & Preview Prints

We’ve released a bunch of features that should make 3D Printing a bit smoother on AstroPrint.

These features aren’t necessarily huge, but it should certainly make your workflow easier.

While a few of these features (like Print Preview) are fairly obvious, unavoidable and straightforward — a couple of them (namely, Notes and Tweak Settings) are a bit hidden on the platform.

Here’s a quick summary of what we will cover:

  1. Print Preview – When you are trying to print a file, the Print Preview screen will give you an estimate of how long the print will take along with options to discard the print file and check to make sure your bed is clear.
  2. Notes – You now have the ability to include custom notes on any print file(s) for additional clarity in organizing your files
  3. Tweak Settings – You also have the ability to Tweak Settings from your last print when you are experimenting with settings — without having to start all over again.
  4. Print File Name Changes – Fairly self-explanatory. You can now change the confusing file name(s) on any print file(s).

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