New Install

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We do encourage all users to be on the latest release. You are welcome to remain on older versions, but we will only be able to provide limited support (and no bug fixes) to older versions. Please consider upgrading to the latest version.

Please note that version 4 and above require a license key to operate - see Licensing for details.

Upgrade Overview

Please follow the instructions detailed on the Installation Overview page. This is also the order listed in the quick access menu on the left side of every page on this wiki.

In brief:
0. Overview
1. WinRAR
2. Ecosystem_Apps
3. Adobe_Reader
4. Repetrel (you are here now)
5. Drivers
6. Firmware
7. Settings
8. Recipes
9. Licensing

After you have completed steps 1-3, this page is step 4, the Repetrel download.

Current Version: 4.100_H

The current (as of 31 Jan 2020) is recommended for all users.

To find out what version of Repetrel Software you are on now:

Rep mc version info.png

Repetrel Download button.png

The Repetrel download includes the latest Repetrel software and firmware for your 407 (30M, ESR) or 429 (16A, EHR) Motion Controller, your 103 Print Head and Hot Bed Controllers, and controllers for the CO2 laser, 3-phase spindle tool, and extra axes. This install must be carried out per the instructions below, so that Repetrel and its dependent resources will be found in the expected locations.

Contact us if you are (or wish to be) a beta site for Repetrel version 4.

A video giving a quick overview is available at:

A video showing the actual upgrade process is available at:

On new (clean) installs, you MUST run Slic3r.exe BEFORE launching Repetrel. Exit the default settings too, then open the Preferences menu and configure Slic3r to run in expert mode, then exit.

  1. Download the file linked above (green button). This contains:
    1. Repetrel
    2. Motion Controller firmware
    3. 103 PH/HB and other Controller firmware (see Firmware for compatibilities)
  2. Extract the contents - actually drag the new repetrel folder to your desktop
  3. Rename previous C:/repetrel to C:/repetrel.old (or similar)
  4. Move your extracted repetrel directory to C:/repetrel

Software upgrade complete. Occasionally a user will have to point existing shortcuts to the new executible, C:/repetrel/bin/repetrel.exe

Click here to watch a video of the software upgrade process.

NOTE: Repetrel must be set to a rate of 38400 bps to connect to the motion controller!

4 > 4 Upgrade Only Download button.png

If you already have a Version 4 install, and just want to upgrade to the latest, then you don't need the entire Repetrel directory; rename your old bin directory to... bin.old, download the new bin directory linked above (green button), and put the new one under C:\repetrel\

Note, any upgrade should include upgrading your firmware, always on the motion controller and frequently on the accessories (heads and beds). See Firmware.

After Repetrel

Please proceed to steps 5-8 to complete your install or upgrade.