New Install

From Hyrel3D
Jump to: navigation, search

VERSION 3 IS NOT YET AVAILABLE TO THE MASSES.

If you need to upgrade to fix a bug, or are an adventurous soul, feel free to proceed.

If you have a functioning install, which does everything you need, please hold off on doing any upgrade just yet. New versions come out about daily right now. :)




This page has instructions for installing the latest Repetrel software and associated applications, drivers, and environment on a new Windows platform, or over an older install.

These steps should each be done in order, and run as administrator.

Install Ecosystem Apps Download button.png

Ecosystem Apps is a suite of publicly available programs which add many features at no cost. Some of them you might use individually to create or modify models. Others might be called from Repetrel to manipulate a file. This install should all be carried out per the instructions below, so that Repetrel will find them in the expected locations.

  1. Download http://www.hyrel3d.net/downloads/updater/EcosystemApps.exe - see table below for the list of programs and their proper locations.
  2. Run the executable, with the location pointed to C:
  3. Launch Repetrel, go to the Programs tab, and double click in each text field, pointing the applications to their respective executable files under C:/EcosystemApps. See the table below for the proper locations. Note the new location for the Slic3r install; Slic3r Recipes (or Slic3r CFG files) should still be under C:\Users\Hyrel\AppData\Roaming\Slic3r.
EcosystemApps Locations
Program Name Executable Location
Slic3r EXE C:\EcosystemApps\Slic3r\slic3r.exe
Slic3r CFG C:\Users\Hyrel\AppData\Roaming\Slic3r
OpenSCAD C:\EcosystemApps\OpenSCAD\openscad.exe
FreeCAD C:\EcosystemApps\FreeCAD 0.15\bin\FreeCAD.exe
MeshLab C:\EcosystemApps\VCG\MeshLab\meshlab_32.exe
FlatCAM C:\EcosystemApps\FlatCAM\FlatCAM.exe
QCAD C:\EcosystemApps\QCAD\qcad.exe
TeamViewer C:\EcosystemApps\TeamViewer\Version9\TeamViewer.exe
InkScape C:\EcosystemApps\inkscape\inkscape.exe
GIMP C:\EcosystemApps\GIMP 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe

Install Repetrel Download button.png

This installs the current Repetrel directory, with Repetrel 3.082_C with firmware 3.082g, the latest as of a Aug 2018.

Just uncompress the file and place it at C:.

Your path to Repetrel.exe should be: C:\Repetrel\bin\Repetrel.exe (capitalization may differ).

Install Drivers

Note: This step is only required for new installs.

Next, navigate to C:\Repetrel\bin\_RUN_ME_ON_NEW_INSTALL and execute each numbered file AS ADMINSTRATOR, IN ORDER:

  • 1.Windows 8 Compatibility Resolver.bat
  • 2.dpinst_amd64.exe
  • 3.dpinst_x86.exe
  • 4.CDM v2.12.00 WHQL Certified.exe
  • 5.VCP_V1.3.1_Setup_x64.exe
  • 6.VCP_V1.3.1_Setup.exe
  • 7.vcredist_ia64.exe
  • 8.vcredist_x64.exe
  • 9.vcredist_x86.exe

Configure Slic3r

Next, navigate to C:\Users\hyrel\AppData\Roaming\Slic3r (or whatever the user name is instead of hyrel) and:

  • Launch Slicer.exe
  • Go to File > Preferences
  • Select Expert mode and click OK.
  • Exit Slicer

Flash Firmware

Launch Repetrel and follow the instructions at Firmware to flash the Motion Controller

Configure Settings

Within Repetrel, follow the instructions at Settings -

That should be all there is! Please let me know if you have any questions. -Davo