Connect your FDM printers

GETTING STARTED GUIDE:
  1. Sign up, download, and install
  2. Setting up your J750 for GrabCAD Print
  3. Connect your FDM printers
  4. Take a quick tour
  5. Start printing!
  6. Printing & monitoring remotely with GrabCAD Print Server

This article explains how to connect to your FDM printers in GrabCAD Print. If you have a J750, be sure to read how to  Set up your J750 for GrabCAD Print.

If your printers are connected to the network

  1. Open the printer panel
  2. Click "Add a network printer"
  3. Select the printer you want to use

If you have more printers, repeat the above steps as needed.

If your printers are on the network but aren't showing up

Add by IP

There is a hardware setting on the printer to disable network discoverability, known as UPNP. In this case, you will need to determine your printer's IP address, then enter it into GrabCAD Print.

First, find your printer's IP address in Catalyst or Control Center:

  1. Open Catalyst or Control Center.
  2. Hit "Manage 3D printers" (Catalyst) or "Manage FDM Systems" (Control Center).
  3. Highlight the desired printer and hit "Edit".
  4. Write down the IP address shown.

Then add this printer to GrabCAD Print:

  1. Open the Printer panel. Click "Add" at the top of the panel.
  2. Enter the IP address in the text box and click "Add".

If your printers are NOT on the network

If your normal workflow consists of carrying the CMB file to the printer on a thumb drive, you can still use GrabCAD Print to achieve this! 

See:  Printing to an offline printer

Next step: Take a quick tour or Start printing!

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