There are many slicer programs on the market that use the .stl-format 3‑dimensional objects. slicer transform the stl-file into a G‑Code which is required by 3D printers. There are many software solutions on the market, both free and paid options. The advantages of the latter are the many features and simple design solutions. However, do not underestimate free slicer programs as they often deliver more functions than you first see/realize.
We will show you how to turn on the expert mode in the Flashprint Slicer and get some professional features in a free software. The Flashprint program is a closed software for special printers, in this case Flashforge 3D printers.
Enable expert mode in Flashprint Slicer and apply
In this Flashprint Slicer Video below, you find the basic features of the software program.
Another of our blog posts from My3D.Guru shows how to find the more professional function viewing separate layers within the slicer. But this blog post is about transforming the relatively simple and beautifully designed Flashprint Slicer away from the entry-level program to more professional software. You can do this via the expert mode, which can be found hidden in the settings.
This function is set by default to basic and must be switched to expert mode so that detailed and extended print functions or settings are displayed later before printing.
As soon as you click on “Print”, you always get the selection, no matter which mode you are in. The advantage of the Expert mode is that it offers the possibility to adjust e.g. print speed, fill content (infill) or layer thickness in an extremely detailed manner.
The expert mode in the Flashprint Slicer can be easily set via the settings. However, we recommend only using it if you already have a lot of experience with 3D printing and are working with your own 3D printer.
Feel free to ask questions and comment in the comment section below or via our contact form. Good luck on your way to becoming an expert, we hope to learn from you one day.