What is Bambu Studio?

Bambu Studio is our cutting-edge, feature-rich slicing software used to prepare the files for 3D printing. It contains project-based workflows, systematically optimized slicing algorithms, and an easy-to-use graphic interface, bringing users an incredibly smooth printing experience.

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Step 1 – System Requirements

  • Windows 10 or higher
  • Mac OS X v10.15 or higher
  • Linux Ubuntu 20.02 or higher/Fedora 36 or higher (Linux version needs to be downloaded from github)
  • Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • Recommend 8GB RAM, at least 4GB
  • 2.0 GB or more of available hard-disk space

Step 2 – Download & Installation

  1. Download Bambu Studio
  2. Install Bambu Studio by following the step by step guide

Step 3 – Setup Wizard

Select Login Region

The first step is to select the region you are located in. A user account registered in North America for example, cannot log in if the region is set to China.

Printer Selection

Choose the printers/nozzles that you would like displayed in the slicer operation menu. You may select any or all of the options available to you. These options can be altered at a later stage through the slicer menu should you wish to only choose one at this stage and decide to change nozzle size at a later stage.

Filament Selection

Select the filaments you would like to see listed in the filament preset list, you can choose as many as are available.

Install Bambu Network Plug-in

The Bambu Network plug-in provides networking capabilities, such as printing via WAN/LAN, remote control, user data sync. The plugin installation requires Internet connection and will be auto-installed (if enabled) after the setup wizard.

Step 4 – First Print

[Prerequisite]: You will need the BambuNetworking plugin in order to log in
This is required to enable print history which allows you to reprint your history models on the Bambu Handy app. Also, your user settings can be synchronized to Bambu Cloud in order to share information among your PC devices. 

Create a new project

To start slicing a model, click on “New Project” 

Load a file

On the top menu bar of the preview pane, click on the cube image with a “+” sign on it to import a model. Supported files include .3mf .stl .stp .step .amf .obj

Select Printer/Filament/Process presets

To start slicing the model, you need to choose the presets for the machine you are using, for the filament you will print with and also the settings you want to print the model in.

  1. Select the printer you are using from the drop-down list under “Printer”. This will also include the nozzle size you will be printing with
  2. Under the “Filament” section, select the type of filament you intend to use from the drop-down list
  3. Finally, choose the layer height you want your model to be printed in from the “Process” drop-down menu. Always remember that the smaller the layer height, the longer the print will take. For the majority of prints, a 0.20mm layer height is the norm.

Click the “Slice” button

Once done, click on the “Slice” button located on the top hand right of Bambu Studio. This will generate a .3mf file which is the file format used for the printer to be able to print the model.

Once done, the slicer will take you to the Preview pane which will show you what the sliced model looks after processing the .3mf file. The histogram on the right hand side will also show you information on the printing times for each parameter of the print.

Send print job via WLAN or SD Card

To send the print job to the printer via WLAN, click “Print” on the top right-hand corner. This will prompt a pop-up window with a quick preview of the model and will also ask you to select the Printer you want to send it to from the drop-down list, and you will also give you the option to choose whether or not you want the printer to perform certain functions like Bed Leveling, flow calibration, etc before the print starts. Once done, click “Send” to send the file to the printer and start printing 
Note: You will need to have Bambu Network plug-in installed to be able to send files via WLAN

Export the sliced file to SD card and print offline

To use the SD card file transfer option, click on the down arrow next to the “Print” icon on the top right and select “Export Sliced File”. Once done, The “Print” icon will change to “Export Sliced File”; click on it. A file explorer window will pop-up in order for you to select the location of the SD card. nce located, click on “Save” and the file will be exported to the SD card. 

Once saved, Take the SD card and insert it into the tiny slot located on the right-hand side of the Printer Display screen. Press the folder icon on the left-hand menu selection on the screen, and then select “SD Card” option from the top menu. The file should be visible there.

Step 5 – Remote control

Going to the “Device” panel on your slicer will allow you to control and monitor the print remotely in real time (Please check this wiki:remote-control). If you have a camera installed in your machine (Standard on the X1 Carbon), you can also watch a live feed of the print remotely

Note: You will need to have Bambu Network plug-in installed to be able to access the machine through this process

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