Repetier Host
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Repetier-Host is an excellent program to handle the operations of your Solidoodle 3D printer. The user interface is intuitive, the model rendering is pleasing to look at, and the features available are rich.

This article will help you install Repetier-Host and get it set up to use. If you have not done so already, it is a good choice to install your drivers first. Please see the supportive tutorial outlining the process of installing your drivers.


  1. Download the Repetier-Host Package for Microsoft Windows from here: Repetier-Host for Windows (5/9/2013)
  2. Run the installer, and follow the dialog boxes to complete installation.


  1. Download the latest version of Repetier Host from the Repetier website located at . As of 5/9/2013, the most recent version of Repetier Host is Repetier-Host for Mac 0.56
  2. Run the installer, and follow the dialog boxes to complete installation.
  3. Once installed, open Repetier-Host and open the Printer Settings menu, found under Config -> Printer Settings (use the keyboard shortcut Command+P).
  4. For the four tabs in the Printer Settings (Connection, Behaviour, Dimension, Advanced), check to make sure the values are set to the values listed here.
    1. The Connection tab defines how the program communicates with the printer. Once the parameters are set, they should not need to be touched again.
    2. The Behavior tab is where you will likely make most of your changes. We have provided the values we recommend as default, but feel free to change them to suit your preferences. Some notes about the check boxes:
      • You must have “Check Extruder and Bed Temperature” selected or the printer will not print.
      • The “Disable Extruder after Job/Kill” option shuts off the hot end while idle. This helps prevent overheating which could cause damage to the PEEK or burn out your heat core. I highly suggest keeping this option selected.
      • The “Disable Heated Bed after Job/Kill” option shuts off the heated bed while idle. If you do a lot of printing all at once, keep this deselected. If you plan on starting a long print and may not be around when your print is done, select this option to conserve energy, and prevent burning out the bed’s heat source.
    3. The Dimension tab define the dimensions of the printer you will be using. Thus the values for this tab depend on whether you are using the Solidoodle 2 or Solidoodle 3. This tab, like the Connection tab, should be left alone once set.
    4. The Advanced tab can be left alone and does not need to be modified.
  5. After closing the Printer Settings, select the “Slicer” tab on the right panel.
  6. Make sure Slic3r is activated by clicking the "Active" button under Slic3r. It should be a bright blue.
  7. Click "Configure" in the Slic3r section to configure Slic3r.
  8. To load the Slic3r settings, click File -> Load Config (Command+L) and select the "Solidoodle2 .3mm.ini" file, which can be downloaded in a zipped file here. Notice “Print settings:” “Filament:” and “Printer:” should all read show “Solidoodle2 .3mm.ini” in the drop down menu.
  9. Under each tab (Print Settings, Filament Settings, and Printer Settings), click the save preset button (Blue Floppy Disk). This will allow you to load, mix and match profiles directly from Repetier Host.
  10. Repeat the previous two steps, but select the "Solidoodle2 .1mm.ini" file.


We currently do not have a version of Repetier-Host available for Linux. Pronterface is a fine alternative to Repetier-Host. Please see our tutorial for Solidoodle On Linux


If you are experiencing challenges for any of these instructions, please reach out to moc.eldoodilos|troppus#moc.eldoodilos|troppus

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