How to install the drivers for Creatr

 

In order for the printer to be able to connect to the computer, you need to install the drivers as well after having installed the firmware.

If the drivers do not install automatically, you need to do it manually. For further information on how to do so, please check the following two solutions:

Solution #1:

 

1. Download the correct driver for you operating system from the following link: Driver 2.8.14

This file is also attached at the bottom of this solution article.


2. Extract the zip in a new folder (see photo)

 

 3. Open “Device Manager”


4. Double click on the  FT232R USB UART


5. Afterwards, click on the Driver Tab- Update driver-Browse my computer for driver software.



6. Browse through your computer to find the driver folder(note that you need to specify the entire folder).



7. After specifying the path of the driver, click Ok-Next. By following this steps, the driver is going to be installed.

 

8. Once again open the “Device Manager” and, in “Ports” you will be able to see your printer port but without the driver installed.


9. Double click on the “USB Serial Port”- Driver Tab- Update driver-Browse my computer for driver software.

10. Browse through your computer to find the driver folder(note that you need to specify the entire folder).


 

 

11. After specifying the path of the driver, click Ok-Next

 

 

 

Congratulations! You have now installed your driver correctly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solution # 2:

1. Download the correct driver for you operating system from the following link: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm

2. Extract the zip in a new folder (see photo)


 3. Open “Device Manager”


4. Double click on the  FT232R USB UART

 

5. Afterwards, click on the Driver Tab- Update driver-Browse my computer for driver software- Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.


6. Select Show all devices-Next-Have Disk.

-> you selected universal serial bus controller, not all devices


7. Browse through your computer to find the folder where you have the unzipped driver



 


8. After finding the folder, click on the ftdibus driver- Open-OK-Next

-> a list of options appear, (in all devices also appears USB serial port but you need to choose bus serial usb converters).





 

 Upon installing the ftdibus, you should be able to see the the printer in “Device Manager” as a USB Serial Port. (this will appear but will not have the driver installed).


9. Double click on the “USB Serial Port”- Driver Tab- Update driver-Browse my computer for driver software- Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.


10. Select Show all devices-Next-Have Disk.


11. Browse through your computer to find the folder where you have the unzipped driver


12. After finding the folder, click on the ftdiport driver- Open-OK-Next


13. Open your program (Simplify 3d or Repetier)- Machine Control Panel- Select the Port- Connect.


Congratulations! You have now installed your driver correctly!