Note: This is for the current Windows version of Materialise; the Mac version will look differently.
If you ever need to export print profiles in Materialise – whether it be to create your own organized database for your own clients and their projects, or to ask Leapfrog 3D Printers’ Technical Support for advice – here is how you do it:
STEP 01: Open Creatr powered by Materialise software.
STEP 02: Load any .STL under the Parts menu option.
STEP 03: Click the Print 3D button to open the “Submit a Job” window.
STEP 04: Click “Preferences” button in the top right corner of the “Submit a Job” window, to open the “Configure Printer” window.
STEP 05: Click “Edit Profiles” in the bottom left corner of the “Configure Printer” window to open the “Edit Profiles” window.
STEP 06: Click the “Export” button at the top menu of the “Edit Profiles” window to open the “Configure Export” window.
STEP 07: Click the Wrench icon to the right of Default to open the “Export Configuration – Profile Selection” window.
STEP 08: In this window, click on each of the categories in the left column to show the possible profiles listed in each category. When saving profiles for client databases or for tech support, you don’t want to include all the profiles. Therefore, deselect all of the profiles under the category except the ones that you want to print. Technical Support will want the specific Machine Settings profile you use, the specific Slicing profile that you use, the specific Material profile you use, Build Strategy profile, and Support Strategy profile.
In the example image above, for the Materials category, only the materials profile "Frog Project 2110 - Special PLA Filament" was used in the project, so it is the only one selected to be exported.
STEP 09: When you have only the profiles that you want to export selected, click the OK button in the bottom left corner of that window.
STEP 10: Then, in the Configure Export window, click the “Export…” button at the bottom of "Configure Export" window.
STEP 11: Finally, chose a location to save the file and click “Save.” This saves the selected print setting profiles in a .BPPROF file type (Build Processor Profiles File). Unlike the Simplify3D .FFF print profile files, you can have several print profiles in one .BPPROF file.
Should you be asked by Leapfrog Technical Support, please create and send them this file. Please save the .BPPROF as your ticket number (i.e. “133333.BPPROF”; if you send more than one throughout the ticket process add alphabet indicators “133333b.BPPROF”).
Also when sending to Technical Support: You may also want to send them the Creatr (Materialise) project that has your .STL file or files arrange on the build platform. You can save the project in the main user interface by clicking the “Save” icon that looks like a computer disk:
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