## Tutorials

Learn the potential of FullControl

# Overview

A 20-minute technical introduction video highlights how FullControl is used and indicates the potential design freedom

Then a series of individual videos give more details about the software and individual functions within it

You can also ask for support by email or on the FullControl subreddit

# Technical introduction video

# Extrusion width and height

In FullControl, each segment of the print path is individually designed, including its start/end coordinates, speed, tool number and other details.

The amount of material that is extruded is also defined. To achieve this, the user describes the cross-sectional area of the extrusion by defining its width and height. For simplicity, this is defined as if the extrusion has a rectangular cross section.

# Beginner tutorials

Software layout and functions overview (watch first):

Adding a new printer (Start GCode, End GCode and settings):

Creating print path lines (Cartesian and polar coordinates):

Using the Cartesian repeat feature:

Adding Custom GCode strings:

More tutorials are being developed

If your computer uses commas instead of periods for decimal points, you will need to change the settings for FullControl to work (guide)

# Intermediate tutorials

Repeat rules:

Line equation (Cartesian):

### Additional notes

At the moment, equations can have a maximum of 255 characters after all terms/parameters have been replaced by their numeric value. See the FullControl reddit support forum for tips in relation to this limitation.

I suggest setting Tval to go from 0 to 1 in most cases as good practice. For helical toolpaths (like ‘vase-mode’), it’s convenient for Tval to go from 0 to the number of layers.

Remember, you can use any Excel function in the equations. Not just mathematical functions.

Line equation (polar):

Intro to maths design (1 min):

Desmos technical introduction (6 min):

### Additional notes

Before using Desmos, make sure you’re comfortable creating simple equations in FullControl, so you understand what ‘t’ represents in Desmos. I suggest setting Tval to go from 0 to 1 in most cases as good practice.

Desmos demo files:

Cartesian – https://desmos.com/calculator/5gajff6vn7 Polar – https://desmos.com/calculator/7pephftjrj

As an example, to write the Cartesian equations in FullControl, the format would be something like 5*Tval for the X equation and 4+COS(Tval*2*PI()) for the Y equation

More tutorials are being developed

# Advanced tutorials

##### Additional tutorial videos are currently under development and will be available soon

Contact info@fullcontrolgcode.com for immediate support or ask on the FullControl reddit support forum