Controls Screen

Tap the Controls Button at the top of the screen to view the Controls Screen; you can also get here by starting a print job, as the printer will check powder levels at that time. The Controls screen will take a moment to initialize, during which buttons will be grayed out. Do NOT open the hood until these buttons become active. This screen allows you to control the platforms in the Feed and Build bins. It also allows you to control the Roller to automatically spread powder from the Feed Bin to the Build Bin. Below is an overview of the screen's features:

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A Build Bin Button - Tap to view the Build Bin Controls screen. See the section Build Bin Controls for more information.
B Feed Bin Display - This section displays the position of the top of the Feed Platform. The measurement above this is taken from the top of the platform to the top of the Feed Bin.
C Build Bin Display - This section displays the position of the top of the Build Platform. The measurement above this is taken from the top of the platform to the top of the Build Bin.
D Feed Platform Increments - Tap one of the buttons to move the Feed Platform up or down by 0.1 in (0.25 cm). Hold down one of the buttons for continuous movement.
E Build Platform Increments - Tap one of the buttons to move the Build Platform up or down by 0.1 in (0.25 cm). Hold down one of the buttons for continuous movement.
F Spread 1 Layer - Tap to make the Roller spread one layer of powder from the Feed Bin over to the Build Bin. This process will NOT automatically raise either the Feed or Build bin. See the section Spread Powder in Build Bin for more information.
G Spread 12 Layers - Tap to make the Roller spread 12 layers of powder from the Feed Bin over to the Build Bin. This process will automatically raise the Feed Bin up a little after each spread, and lower the Build Bin likewise. See the section Spread Powder in Build Bin for more information.
H Done - Tap to exit the Controls screen.