Download & Licence: #
The resin and filament software are both in the same program. Once installed/updated to version 5.0 and up, you can access the Free and Pro version of both slicer types. https://mango3d.io/downloads/
Same as other users by downloading and installing the program and then logging in. (https://mango3d.io/downloads/) By default, you will have access to the free version of the filament printer as it is available to everyone, just like the resin slicer. To access the pro version: you will need to subscribe to the pro version of the filament slicer first, even if you are already pro for the resin version. These are two separate subscriptions. To subscribe, you need to log in to your account https://account.mango3d.io/auth/login Then subscribe to the filament pro version. Restart the slicer to force the license update. No need to add a premium again if you already are it’s now an add-on to a pro subscription.
Premium is now an add-on to any type of pro subscription. You must have an active subscription to any pro version, like the filament, the resin slicer, or both, with a Bundle license. If you purchase a new license, there is no need to add the premium option again. You can upgrade to the premium when you want. https://account.mango3d.io/lychee/purchase
If you haven’t activated the trial already, you can start it and test both pro versions for 30 days for free. If you have already started the trial before the release of the filament version, we will soon reactivate the trial, so you can start it again and test both pro versions for 15 days for free. If I subscribe to the pro version of the filament slicer, will I get more activation if I am already a pro for the resin slicer? No. You will still have only 2 activations per account/user. You will have to become premium to have 4 activations per single user.
First launch: #
You need to download and install Lychee Slicer. Once you have created an account and are logged in to the program. If it’s your first time using Lychee Slicer, it will ask for a new printer. Select and add a filament printer from the list available. If you have already used the slicer, go to the printer list and add a new printer, select a filament printer, and the program will automatically switch to the filament slicer.
Click on the 3D Printer button located on the left of the top bar to open the printer list. Click on the Add button at the bottom of the printer list, select the filament type, click on the brand then the model.
Click on the 3D Printer button located on the left of the top bar to open the printer/filament list. Select the printer you want to use and click on Add New Filament at the button of the filament list, then Add New Custom Filament.
Click on the 3D Printer button located on the left of the top bar to open the printer/filament list. Select the printer, then the filament Brand > Name > Thickness, and click Edit to open the profile parameters. Switch between the tabs in the top bar to access all the parameters. When you are done, close the windows. Everything is saved automatically.
View of the parameters of a filament profile.
In Lychee Slicer, the filament profile is called master. To avoid going back and forth in the filament parameters looking for a single parameter you are constantly editing depending on what you are printing, you can use the overrides to temporarily edit a selection of parameters directly in the Prepare workspace.
To use the overrides, select a filament printer and your filament profile. Go to the Prepare workspace. (Click on Prepare in the middle of the top bar to switch)
Override tool in the Prepare workspace.You can then select the Override tool in the left toolbar. On the right panel, click on the tab to access a basic parameters list or the adhesion parameters. Create a custom list in the Advanced tab for the most enthusiastic users to perfectly fit your need. Changing a parameter in one of these tabs will temporarily replace the value in your active profile. The information will be saved in your scene file (.LYS, .LYT) or if you restart the slicer. You can use the gear icon to reset the default values, override the value in your master profile or even save it as a new profile.
Clicking on the gear icon lets, you access more options to manage the overrides.
Click on the Export button in the top bar to switch to this workspace. Click on the Generate button to preview the Gcode, then Export Gcode to file to export it. The last step is to load the file on your printer and start the print. Good luck. -How do I switch between resin and filament slicer? (lien) The slicer will automatically change based on the printer type you have selected. Or use the button hidden in the top bar when you place your mouse on the Lychee Slicer Filament/Resin title. ( If you have no resin or filament printer on your list, it will ask you to create a new one.)
Master Profile and Override: #
The idea is to give you flexibility and speed up your workflow with fewer clicks to edit your profile. When you print a new model, you may change the infill option or adjust the speed and temperature based on your experience. Take your time, and add the parameters you often change to the override list. You will save time down the road.
Again the idea is to focus on and help new users by giving access to the essential parameters. When you are more confident, explore the rest of the parameters, and add them to your overrides. It will also speed up things for more advanced users. No need to look into each tab to find it.
The short answer is no. The slicer will remove all the supports when switching between printer types to avoid it.
As said in the previous question, when you switch between printer types, the slicer will remove all the supports. It’s done for a good reason. Each printer technology has its strengths and weaknesses. Based on these, the geometry of the supports and the model's orientation won’t be the same if printed using a filament or a resin printer. The slicer will load any file, even a pre-supported .stl file that was not designed for the type of printer you have selected. It can’t know for which technology it has been prepared. You will have to be careful and remove the supports using another program, then support it again. That’s why you can’t print supports reliably from a different type, and we don’t recommend it. You will have to orient and support your model again in most cases.
You will have to contact us if it’s not on the list. https://docs.mango3d.io/docs/technical-support-lychee-slicer/getting-started/contacting-support/
Just like with resin printers, the short answer is no. But you can probably find a printer close to your model size/type.
It’s planned but won’t be available in the first release.
No problem. Click on the printer button in the top bar > select your printer > click on the gear icon next to the thumbnail > click on the Gcode tab. You can now edit the header, start, fan, and end Gcode to your taste. The pause Gcode will be available in a future version.
Example of start Gcode for the Creality CR10.
It’s not available yet, but we are working on it.
At the moment, you will have to send the Gcode to your Octoprint manually. We will automate the connection with it later it’s planned.
Yes. You can preview in real-time the infill pattern density, layer height, or wall thickness while supporting the model.
Feedback & technical support: #
You can contact us on discord or social media: https://docs.mango3d.io/docs/lychee-slicer-resin/other/discord-and-social-networks/ Or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can start by visiting our documentation/ technical support website to find a solution. If you need to contact technical support: https://docs.mango3d.io/docs/technical-support-lychee-slicer/getting-started/contacting-support/ Note that advanced technical support is only for Pro and Premium users.