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     - Take a look at the printer filament spool and ensure there'​s enough filament on the roll for your print.     - Take a look at the printer filament spool and ensure there'​s enough filament on the roll for your print.
     - A good rule of thumb is for every square CM of your print there should be 15CM on the spool.     - A good rule of thumb is for every square CM of your print there should be 15CM on the spool.
 +  - If there is not enough filament on the spool change it following the instructions below.
   - Initialise Printer   - Initialise Printer
-    - On the attached PC, run the 'UP 2.18' software. <callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​The Up Studio ​software isn't working ​with this printer ​anymore.</​callout>​+    - On the attached PC, run the 'UP 2.18' software. <callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​Make sure you have opened Up 2.18, the 'Up Studio' ​software currently does not work with this printer.</​callout>​
     - On the Main Menu click 3D Print and then Initialize.     - On the Main Menu click 3D Print and then Initialize.
   - Insert Bed   - Insert Bed
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     - The printhead will start to heat up, within 5 minutes the printhead temperature will reach 260 degrees then the printer will buzz and the print head starts to extrude.     - The printhead will start to heat up, within 5 minutes the printhead temperature will reach 260 degrees then the printer will buzz and the print head starts to extrude.
     - Watch the printer push the filament out, making sure it's not coming out sideways. If it is, report it to the #digifab chat.      - Watch the printer push the filament out, making sure it's not coming out sideways. If it is, report it to the #digifab chat. 
-    - When it completes it will beep again, pull the filament out and it should be a nice smooth coil of filament. <alert type="​danger"​ icon="​fa fa-warning">​Do not reach up towards the nozzle, reach down towards the bed.</alert><​callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​If the filament is bubbly or textured or doesn'​t come out at all, report this to #digifab chat..</​callout></​WRAP>+    - When it completes it will beep again, pull the filament out and it should be a nice smooth coil of filament. <callout ​type="​danger"​ icon="​fa fa-warning">​Do not reach up towards the nozzle, reach down towards the bed.</callout><​callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​If the filament is bubbly or textured or doesn'​t come out at all, report this to #digifab chat.</​callout>​
   - Set up Print   - Set up Print
-  ​- Clean off Bed+    - Load the .STL file by clicking the Open icon or choosing File → Open. 
 +    - Place the item using the toolbar to move it on the X, Y or Z axis OR click the AutoPlacement button from the toolbar.<​callout type="​info">​AutoPlacement is recommended for multiple files in one print job.</​callout>​ 
 +    - If necessary, scale the item up or down using the top drop-down menu and Scale button. 
 +    - Click the Print icon. 
 +    - A pop-up window will confirm print settings. Adjust printing speed as desired. Click “Preferences” to change fill, resolution, etc. Click OK when done. 
 +    - The UP!ware sends the file to the printer by slicing it into layers. See the progression in the bottom left toolbar. 
 +    - When slicing is completed, the printer will beep and a pop up window will tell you the approximate time for your print job and how much plastic will be used. 
 +    - The nozzle will heat to the necessary temperature. When the nozzle is heated, the printer will beep one long beep. Then it will beep 3 short beeps in a row before beginning to print. 
 +    - The printer will beep 5 short beeps in a row upon completing the print job. 
 +    - Remove the black platform plate from the printer. 
 +    - Use appropriate tools (bench hook, spatula, gloves) to remove the print job. 
 +  ​- Clean off the bed using the spatula.
  
-Changing Filament+====== ​Changing Filament ​====== 
 + 
 +===== Unloading filament spools ===== 
 +  - Initialize the printer by going to 3d Print → Initialise 
 +  - Go to 3D Print → Maintenance from the top menu bar. 
 +  - Click Withdraw to remove the current filament spool. 
 +  - The printer will heat its nozzle to the appropriate temperature and will beep when it is ready. 
 +  - Gently pull the filament out of the extruder. The filament should remove smoothly from the extruder. 
 +  - If you feel a tug from the extruder, stop pulling and repeat step 2 onwards. 
 + 
 +===== Loading filament spools ===== 
 +  - Initialize the printer by going to 3d Print → Initialise 
 +  - Go to 3D Print → Maintenance from the top menu bar. 
 +  - Click New Spool. 
 +  - Select the type of filament (ABS) and enter the approximate amount in grams. Brand new UP! Mini spools are 700g. 
 +  - If you are unsure of the amount, leave the default number and click OK. 
 +  - Trim the end of the filament with the orange clippers. 
 +  - Feed the new filament through the guide on the back of the printer and into the guide tube. 
 +  - Have the filament end ready by the extruder. 
 +  - Click Extrude. The nozzle will again heat up to the appropriate temperature and will beep when it is ready. 
 +  - Place the new filament in the slot on top of the extruder and gently push. The extruder should grab the filament easily and start extruding from the nozzle. 
 +  - Release the filament. 
 +  - The printer will beep when the extrude cycle is complete. 
 +  - If changing colors, run the Extrude cycle twice to remove old filament.
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