Now that the Network Setup is complete and you have arrived at the IP address your M3D Crane Series printer displayed during the Network Setup process, you can start to utilize the Duet Web Control Interface. There are many aspects you are able to monitor and control before, during and after printing from the Duet Web Control Interface. Here we will go over just the basics needed to get you up and printing as quickly as possible.
The Machine Status section displays the current axis positions, extruder drive positions, Speeds and Z-probe reading.
The Tools section provides a place to input and monitor the temperature of the various tools such as the nozzle and the bed.
The Temperature Chart section will provide a real time chart showing the temperature increase and decrease of the bed and the nozzle.
It contains the Main Menu Section, which is comprised of tabs that display their information/interface in the middle portion of the lower half of the Duet Web Control Interface. Under the Machine Control tab you can find the Axes and extruder control. The Lower left portion contains the User-Defined Macros section.
The print status tab will not display any information until a print is started, but once you have uploaded and started a print you will see real time progress as well as be able to make changes in real time to your print as it's printing, such as micro stepping or using the Fan Control section, changing fan speeds and ratios.
The Print control section enables you to pause, cancel or resume a print, and allows you to make small adjustments to the Z axis called Z baby stepping.
The File information section displays select information about the gcode file you have uploaded to print.
These are the very basics of the Duet Web Control Interface. We'll go over more about the Macro function during the Bed Leveling Assistant section of this guide, but for more comprehensive and in-depth information on each of the features of the Duet Web Control Interface, click HERE.
In our Community Submissions section under User Submitted Guides we also have a Video Guide that touches on the basics of the Duet Web Control. You can find that HERE.
Once you have become more familiar with the Duet Web Control Console, it will be time to move on to the more hands on Bed Leveling section of this guide. In the next section you will learn an effective and simple Basic Leveling method for your M3D Crane Quad printer.