PreForm Tips, Tricks, and Version History


Laser Spot Test

Preform has a "diagnostic" mode which can be accessed by adding  -diagnostic as a command line parameter, either running it from the command window, or by adding it into windows shortcut properties. This adds an extra menu to preform 

 

Old Preform Versions

Older versions of the Preform Software (if you want to play with the old supports, precise support controls or for any other reason)

 

PREFORM VERSION   FIRMWARE VERSION
RELEASE DATE
RELEASE NOTES
WINDOWS OS X      
0.8.0
N/A
1.1c
May 15, 2013
Initial public release
0.8.1 rc7 N/A
1.1c June 3, 2013
Laser pathing optimization
0.8.2 N/A   July 10, 2013 Improved graphics performance
0.8.3 preview 2
N/A
1.2c August 6, 2013 Print-time estimator
0.8.3 preview 3 N/A
1.2c August 15, 2013 -
0.8.4 preview 3
0.8.4 preview 4 1.2c
August 20, 2013
Automatic mesh repair
0.9.0 preview 4
0.9.0 preview 6
1.2c
September 19, 2013
Improved support structures
0.9.0.1 preview 1
0.9.0.1 preview 1 1.2c
October 7, 2013
-
0.9.1 preview 1 0.9.1 preview 1 1.2c November 4, 2013 Undisclosed updates
0.9.2 preview 2
0.9.2 preview 2 1.2c
November 15, 2013
Pause for tank refills
0.9.2.1 preview 1
0.9.2.1 preview 1
1.2c
December 10, 2013
-
1.0.0 preview 2
1.0.0 preview 2 1.2c
January 7, 2014
Printed-base quick release tabs
  1.0.1 preview 2 1.2c January 18, 2014 -
1.1 r4 1.1 r3 1.3c January 23, 2014 Platform orientation indicators
1.2 r3 1.2 r3 1.3c February 18, 2014 Slice Tool update
1.2.1 1.2.1 r1 1.3c February 20, 2014 -
1.3 r3 1.3 r3 1.3c March 19, 2014 UI improvements
1.4 r8 1.4 r6 1.3e May 1, 2014 Improved Peel
1.4.1 r2 1.4.1 r2 1.3f May 22, 2014 Reliable, Accurate Prints
1.4.1 r3 1.4.1 r3 1.3f May 22, 2014 -