We’re shipping more printers every week — but that doesn’t mean we’re neglecting our software. Our earliest users have been putting the Form 1 through its paces, and in our latest PreForm update, we're working to keep up with them! PreForm 0.8.3 rolls out a suite of refinements, fixes, and new features to get you printing better.
Many of you have requested a PreForm print-time estimator — and we’ve added one. You’ll see the new clock icon under the Info Bar setting, which will allow you to get an estimated print-time of your model at different scales and layer-heights.
Bundled into PreForm 0.8.3 are also some substantial features that will allow us to solve problems more quickly. PreForm has access to settings stored within the Form 1 itself and it can automatically manage firmware updates. This allows us to deploy new features and fixes directly to your Form 1. With PreForm 0.8.3, you’ll receive a new firmware update that allows your Form 1 to send diagnostic and performance information back to your computer.
Knowing how effectively your Form 1 is functioning is critical for us in improving its performance, and correspondingly, PreForm 0.8.3 now also includes an opt-in data-collection feature, which allows us to collect errors and information useful for improving the Form 1 and the PreForm software.
We know that many of you are waiting eagerly for the OS X version of PreForm. We are very close, with some final details to square away. We'll let you know the moment it's ready.
- Software print-time estimator
- Optional data collection for Form 1 and PreForm performance feedback
- Improved laser tracking
- Improved faceplant tool functionality
- Firmware update for Form 1, improving analytics for calibration
- Improved material configurations for better print performance
- Improved dimensional accuracy
- A variety of bugfixes and tweaks