Carbon® Software Release Notes

Carbon 3D printers constantly get better, even after they’re installed. Regular software updates – included in the subscription – improve every aspect of the Carbon platform, offering improved user experience, faster and more accurate prints, more powerful design tools, and more sophisticated process management.

v1.27 – SEPTEMBER 2020

More accurate printing

Fast project analysis

New features

Island detector improvements
New printing workflow control

Denture automation tool

v1.25 – March 2020

New features

  • Automatic island detector
  • Washer soil load estimator

v1.24 – December 2019

New features

  • Boundary fence with patch-based supports
  • Orientation and translation improvements
  • Release film indicator on printer screen
  • Printer name and serial number on the printer screen
  • Unique identifier for new prints
  • Company-wide preferences

v1.23 – October 2019

Faster prints

New features

  • Queue a project revision
  • Download individual parts
  • Set user preference for Auto Layout
  • One-keystroke part labels
  • Run project estimates easily

v1.22 – June 2019

More accurate printing

New features

  • Secure Carbon files
  • Keep supports through a resin change

v1.21- April 2019

Faster auto layout

Patch-based support placement


v1.20 – January 2019

More accurate printing of parts with thick cross sections

Introducing Queueing

  • See new Queues tab on your Dashboard
  • Find projects to print from the Fleet Projects list
  • Queue them to any or many printers in your fleet
  • Monitor and update your queue(s) from your Dashboard
  • Manage part serial numbers and IDs across your fleet
  • Start prints on the printer
  • Keep track of projects and prints across your fleet
  • Save notes about your print

Management Analytics

  • Download consolidated print history
  • Understand your print history with 3 summary charts

Deploy software updates across your fleet


v1.19 – October 2018

STL file repair

  • Automatically detect and repair holes in STLs

Additional dynamic part labels

  • Part locations
  • Filenames

Create printable (2D) views of your platforms


v1.18 – July 2018

New options for Auto Layout

Smaller .carbon file sizes


v1.17 – April 2018

Improvements in layout

  • Flexible camera helps detect part and support intersections
  • Lock orientation of your parts when using Auto Layout
  • Spin your parts to fit more on the platform

Part scaling

  • Scale your parts independently in x, y, and z

Improved camera tool can be locked on a specific part

Defaults may be set for each user for resin, slice thickness, support type, and print profile


v1.16 – February 2018

Select multiple parts to move, copy, and delete

Add printed part labels to your parts

Short supports may be added manually


v1.15 – November 2017

Introducing advanced auto supports that are backed by FEA (finite element analysis), a powerful computational technique that simulates the forces of our printing process

Create fence supports by specifying polylines


v1.14 – October 2017

See all the parts in your project using Part List

Detect issues before you print using Project Analysis

Visualize unvented volumes in your project

Highlight overhang angles on your parts

Protect projects from accidental changes

Search consolidated prints from all your printers


 

v1.13 – August 2017

More accurate parts, especially negative features oriented in the z-direction

Better performance when working with copies of a part

Notifications when we detect an empty slice

A user preference for which units your models usually use


v1.12 – June 2017

New, faster ways to orient your parts

  • Align a surface and snap, if possible, to the build platform
  • Find the orientation for your part that minimizes its footprint on the platform

Improved tools for working with your parts

New tool allows you to measure from point to point on your parts


v1.11 – May 2017

Improved print accuracy

  • Tuned printing for fine and super-fine slicing
  • Better accuracy across the build platform

Easier to work with multiple models

  • Duplicate parts on build platform
  • Auto Layout
  • Upload multiple models at once

Improved auto supports

Various improvements and fixes for supports, small features, and part intersections

View slices from within the Carbon app


v1.10 – March 2017

Faster printing with dynamic print profile

Improved part accuracy in x-y plane

Re-run a previous print

Support improvements

  • Add multiple supports more quickly
  • Smarter support bars provide better support, especially for tough materials
  • Clustering of supports for easier removal
  • Better supports for RPU parts

User interface improvements for multi-part selection


v1.09 – December 2016

Improved print accuracy

Workflows for multiple models

  • Duplicate a model
  • Arrange your models
  • Upload multiple STLs

Supports

  • Auto-supports provide more complete support
  • Supports tuned for thin features
  • Stronger support for overhangs close to the platform
  • Easier to add small supports manually
  • Auto-supports generate faster

Improvements to functionality for large models with a very high triangle count


v1.08 – October 2016

Supports

  • Better support for thicker sections of printed parts
  • Improved support along the edges of printed parts
  • Automatic optimization of support types

Workflow improvements

  • Multi-delete of supports
  • Unified access to view controls
  • Part and support opacity options

v1.07 – August 2016

Slicing improvements

Better printing of trapped volumes

Workflow improvements

  • Manual add and delete supports mode
  • Clipping plane tool to see and add supports on the inside of a part, as well as visualize the build plane when you set the plane parallel to the build platform
  • More responsive display during panning and zooming
  • Export and import projects
  • Receive email notifications when prints finish

Supports

  • Add small supports to your models, both in manual and auto-support modes
  • Support tips optimized for PR, RPU 61 and CE resins
  • Stronger supports for Elastomers