B9Create 3.4.0

​​​​​​​New Features 

  • The Legacy Slicer has been removed.
    • For a 5 Series printer must be running Firmware 95.0.0 or greater in order to print a CPJx file sliced with B9Create 3.4.0 or greater.
    • If your 5 Series printer is running a Firmware less that Firmware 95.0.0, you will need to keep using B9Create 3.2 or Pioneer Edition B9Create 2.0 to slice your CPJx files.
    • For more information about the Legacy Slicer and how to upgrade your printer to be compatible with 5 Series Firmware 95.0.0, please visit https://www.b9c.com/knowledge/b9create-legacy-slicer-faq
  • The Contour Line in Support mode is faster for complex models.
  • The Build Volume metric is now only displayed after the project has been sliced, and will always match the volume displayed on the printer when printing the file.

Bug Fixes 

  • Fixed: For models with a particular rotation and scale, model-to-model supports could project down through the model and attach to the build table.
 

B9Create 3.3.0

New Features

  • With Simplify​​​​​​​ checkbox, you can choose whether models undergo simplification on import.
    • Prior to version 3.3.0, B9Create performed a simplification on models to reduce complexity and CPJx file size. Now you can disable simplification when importing models.
    • Simplification is enabled for all models in existing CPJx files that were created in a prior version of B9Create.
    • To enable or disable simplification on a model after import, right-click the name of the model in the Parts list of the sidebar and choose Change simplification.
  • Box Select allows you to click and drag a box around multiple models or supports to select all objects inside the box.
  • Recover Autosaves allows you to recover your work when B9Create opens after a crash.
    • B9Create periodically saves a temporary version of your open project as you work.
    • If B9Create crashes, the Recover Autosaves window will open the next time you launch B9Create.
  • Straight Support Angle controls what surfaces receive straight supports.
    • If X is the angle of a supportable surface on the model in relation to the build table, placing a support on that surface will create a straight downward tip if 0 <= X <= Straight Support Angle.
    • If instead Straight Support Angle < X, the tip will be angled following the surface normal.
    • Straight Support Angle is set via Part Template and controlled per part on the Config tab.
  • The B9 6 Series MPro slices CPJx files at 50 microns for a faster slice type and reduced CPJx file size.
  • Auto Arrange padding can now be a decimal number like "1.5". Previously, only whole numbers were allowed.
  • Auto Arrange is faster for very complex models.
  • If multiple supports are selected, holding the Control key while dragging the support base will move all selected support bases to the dragged position. This functionality is also available for support tips.
  • Clicking and dragging the bottom half of a support shaft now moves the support as if you were clicking and dragging the base. This makes it easier to move the base of a single support out of a group of tightly packed supports.
  • The minimum and maximum values on the X, Y, and Z position fields have been removed.
  • If a project takes longer than one second to save, a Saving Project overlay appears to signal that the save is in progress.
  • Axis arrows in the corner of the build plane become transparent when the camera is significantly zoomed in.

Bug Fixes 

  • Fixed: In certain cases, the Opening Project overlay wouldn't be shown until several seconds after attempting to open the project.
  • ​​​​​​​Fixed: Holding the Control key and clicking a support that was already selected wouldn't deselect the support.
  • Fixed: When support bases were hidden clicking and dragging the base ball joint of a support wouldn't move it.
  • Fixed: B9Create could stop responding during auto support.
  • Fixed: Slicing wouldn't stop at the build height of the selected printer, which could bloat the CPJx with slices that would never print.

B9 Core Firmware 96.4.1

New Features

  • All 5 Series printers now have significantly reduced "dark pixel debris", which would most commonly appear as a thin film of cured resin that could accumulate on the vat window. Prints that previously struggled with visible dark pixel debris will see a visible improvement on Firmware 96.4.1. 
    • The Ascent printer models already received this improvement in Firmware 96.3.4.
    • The B9 Elite Micro and B9 Core 530 printer models already received this improvement in 96.3.2.
  • USB Transfer improvements 
    • Flash drives with multiple partitions or without a partition table are supported. 
    • Supported formats: FAT, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS
    • The Eject icon on the USB Transfer menu unmounts the flash drive for safe removal.
    • If you insert a flash drive while you are already on the USB Transfer menu, the menu will automatically update to show the files.
  • Compatible with B9Captivate Plugin 3.0.0.
  • The Sync operation on the Settings > Date and Time menu is significantly faster. 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: On the following printer models, certain prints would abort with Error 10019 when using a material setting with a quick release cycle:
    • B9 Elite Micro
    • B9 Core 530
    • All Ascent models
  • Fixed: Adding or removing a B9Captivate material during a print would cause the print to fail. 
  • Fixed: B9 desktop applications showed all factory material names as available on the connected printer, even if the printer model did not have a setting for a given factory material. 

B9Create 3.2.4

Release Notes

Bug Fixes 

  • Fixed: When B9Create was opened in Workflow mode, clicking in the 3D viewport before advancing to the Step 2 could occasionally cause B9Create to crash.

  • Fixed: In the time between opening B9Create and changing the preset in the Support Preset dropdown, occasionally the "Default" support preset could create supports that were too thin.

  • Fixed: If a part had existing rotation, applying a part template would not properly apply the part template's rotation.

 

B9Create 3.2.3

Release Notes

Bug Fixes 

Fixed: 3D objects could not be clicked if B9Create was launched on display that had a scaling percentage of 150% or greater.
 

B9Create 3.2.2

Release Notes

Bug Fixes 

  • Fixed: Rotating a part could crash the application in certain edge cases.

  • Fixed: X rotation could not be set to exactly -90 or 90 degrees.

 

B9Create 3.2.1

Release Notes

Bug Fixes 

Fixed: Imported STLs would be invisible for computers running a graphics driver that only supported OpenGL ES.
  • Fixed: 3D objects could not be clicked if B9Create was launched on display that had a different scaling percentage than the primary display.

B9Create 3.2.0

Release Notes

New Features

  • Auto Arrange has been reworked to allow tighter, more accurate arrangements.

    • Auto Arrange now respects each part's existing rotation.

    • Smaller parts can be nested inside the "empty space" of larger parts. For example, if a larger donut-shaped part is placed flat on the build table, Auto Arrange can place a smaller part inside the donut's hole.

    • Auto Arrange ignores parts that have been hidden using the Hide icon.

  • Part Layout Maps are top-down diagrams of your project that show where STLs have been positioned on the build table.

    • File > Export Part Layout Map saves either a PNG image or an interactive HTML file containing:

      • A top-down image of the current build table

      • Labels over each STL

      • A legend mapping each label to the appropriate STL filename

      • Project name, date, and build table size information

    • A Part Layout Map can be saved as either a PNG image or an interactive HTML file.

  • Render Resolution allows you fine-tune graphics performance by setting the resolution of the 3D preview.

    • Under Settings > Options > General, lowering the Render Resolution can improve your rendering speed at the cost of objects appearing more "pixelated".

    • Render Resolution only affects the preview you see inside B9Create. It has no effect on slicing or printing.

  • Open Recent Project under the File menu keeps a list of your 10 most recent projects for easy opening.

  • By choosing the Legacy Slicer, CPJx files from B9Create 3.2.0 can be printed on Firmware 76 or greater.

    • By default, B9Create 3.2.0 uses the Current Slicer, which produces CPJx files that can only be printed on printers that have Firmware 95.0.0 or greater.

    • If your printers cannot be updated to Firmware 95.0.0 or greater, click the Settings icon next to the Start Slicing button to select the Legacy Slicer. The sliced CPJx file can then be printed on printers that have Firmware 76 or greater.

    • IMPORTANT: Starting in 2024, the Legacy Slicer will no longer be included in the future releases of B9Create. Visit this support page for more details: https://www.b9c.com/knowledge/b9create-legacy-slicer-faq

  • Part orientation accuracy has been improved.

    • When dragging a selected part to a new position, the part perfectly follows your mouse.

    • The rotation rings can be more accurately rotated when they are being viewed "straight on" and look like a straight line instead of a ring.

  • CPJx files saved with B9Create 3.2.0 have improved preview images on the printer. The preview is zoomed in as close as possible, making it easier to identify very small prints by their preview image.

  • Zoom rate is more gradual near the maximum zoom level, allowing finer control when zooming in to support very small parts.

  • The front and back build table text fades out when approaching the maximum zoom level to avoid obscuring your view.

  • Selecting the B9 Elite Micro build table allows you to create smaller supports. For example, the minimum allowed Tip Radius is normally 0.1 mm. For the B9 Elite Micro, the minimum Tip Radius is 0.02 mm.

  • Failure messages are more specific when uploading a CPJx file to a printer.
    • The CPJx file is not sliced.
    • The CPJx file is sliced for a different printer model.
    • The CPJx file's slices are incompatible with the printer's current firmware.

Bug Fixes 

  • Fixed: Dragging and dropping a CPJx file on the application would not open the file.

  • Fixed: Opening a CPJx from File Explorer would launch B9Create but would not open the selected CPJx file.

  • Fixed: For certain graphics drivers, the background behind the build table would be white and loaded STL files would not appear.

  • Fixed: B9Create could sporadically crash when rotating a part.

  • Fixed: B9Create could sporadically crash when opening a new project after slicing.

  • Fixed: Certain slices could cause the printer to stall mid-print.

  • Fixed: Changing the Z position using the sidebar controls would not rebuild supports to match the part's new position.

  • Fixed: Transparent objects, like support bases or mirror planes, could incorrectly obscure objects behind them.

  • Fixed: The project could be sliced when all models were hidden, resulting in a blank CPJx file that could not be printed.

  • Fixed: The B9Create installer would fail if a newer version of B9Create was already installed. For example, B9Create 3.0.0 will not install if B9Create 3.1.0 is already installed. Only the installers for B9Create 3.0.0 and 3.1.0 are affected by this bug.

  • Fixed: B9Create could not be licensed if the Windows user account name contained an '&' character.

 

3.1.0

9/13/2022  

New Features

  • With Private Network Licensing, a local licensing server runs on your private network. B9Create connects to the local server and never needs an Internet connection. 

 

 

B9 Core 5 Firmware 96.1.6

Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a bug where the home screen icons were too small the first time the home screen was shown after performing a factory reset.
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  • Fixes a bug where B9 Core 530 printers would immediately abort CPJ prints on print start.
     
     
    Fixes a bug where custom materials could not be uploaded from B9Create. 
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B9Create 3.0.0


  • Release Notes 
  • New Features
  • You can use B9Create for up to a week without being connected to the Internet.
    • In Options > Licensing, the Use Offline Until date shows how long you can use B9Create without an Internet connection.
    • When B9Create is open and you have an Internet connection, B9Create periodically checks that your license is valid and updates the Use Offline Until date to be a week from now.
    • If you are not connected to the Internet and the current date is after the Use Offline Until date, B9Create will be unusable until you connect to the Internet and refresh your license.
  • Options > Licensing shows how many computers are using your license key.
    • Seats shows the number of computers registered on your license key and how many more computers can register.
    • Unregister this computer allows you to remove your computer from your license key. This frees up a seat on your license so another computer can register with your license key.
  • Two new ways to license B9Create have been added: Limited Network and Private Network. Contact support@b9c.com to enable either of these alternative licensing methods.
    • With Limited Network licensing, your computer never needs an Internet connection. Instead, annually transfer a license file to the offline computer running B9Create.
    • With Private Network licensing, a local licensing server runs on your private network. B9Create connects to the local server and never needs an Internet connection.
  • Export STL in the File menu exports all 3D objects as a single STL file.
  • Support packages have been added. A support package is a file containing diagnostic information that can help B9Creations Support troubleshoot your issues. Support packages allow you to write a message describing your problem, attach CPJx and STL files, copy application log files, and generate an optional report about your computer's hardware and drivers.
  • B9Create can run on Windows 11.
  • CPJx files over 500 MB can be transferred to a printer using B9Create.
  • Can CPJx files from B9Create 2.0 be opened in B9Create 3.0.0? 
  • CPJx files can be shared between B9Create 2.0 B9Create 3.0.0. Your existing CPJx files created with B9Create 2.0 can be opened and edited in B9Create 3.0.0, but they will need to be sliced in B9Create 3.0.0 to take advantage of the improved slicer. 
  • Likewise, CPJx files created with B9Create 3.0.0 can be opened and edited in B9Create 2.0. 
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  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixes multiple slicing errors that could intermittently occur. These fixes require Firmware 95.0.0 or greater. (See Compatibility section)
    • “Splinter” artifacts on flat surfaces parallel to the build table
    • Certain areas that should have been holes printing as filled, and vice versa
    • Thin vertical lines that did not exist in the source STL file
  • Model foundations have beveled edges instead of edges perpendicular to the build table.
  • Model foundations match the scale of their parent model when printed.
  • Support penetration depths are correctly loaded when opening CPJx file.
  • Non-visible models do not contribute to the Build Height or Build Volume measurements.
  • Model bounding boxes are built using the model's initial orientation on import, improving some related inconsistencies with Lay Flat and Auto Arrange.
  • The Locate Missing STLs dialog preserves file paths when they are scrolled out of view.
  • Importing an invalid STL file does not cause B9Create to crash.
  • Negative values can be entered by typing into the Z Position input when the Allow Negative Z is enabled.
  • STL and CPJx files with "#" or "." characters in their file paths are handled correctly.
  • The Printer Details View appears after slicing even if one of the connected printers has a password.
  • Display issues with button sizes, image resolution, and text inputs have been fixed for high-resolution monitors.
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  • B9Create (3.0.0 and all future versions) and B9Create 2.0 Are Separate Applications
  • B9Create 3.0.0 changes the name of the application from “B9Create 2.0” to just “B9Create”. Your Windows operating system sees them as two completely separate applications.
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Application


Installed Location


B9Create 2.0

 


C:\Program Files (x86)\B9Create2\B9Create2.exe

 


B9Create (3.0.0 and all future versions)

 


C:\Program Files (x86)\B9Create\B9Create.exe

 
  • This means that when you install B9Create 3.0.0, it does not replace whatever version of the “B9Create 2.0” you have installed. For example, you have the old “B9Create 2.0” application pinned to your task bar, clicking that pinned icon in your task bar will launch the old “B9Create 2.0” application, not the new version of B9Create (3.0.0).
  • The first time you open B9Create, it will look to see if you have the “B9Create 2.0” application installed. If so, B9Create will pull in all your “B9Create 2.0” application settings: your registered license key, your Options menu preferences, your custom support presets, et cetera.
  • After you open B9Create for the first time and confirm it successfully pulled in all your B9Create 2.0 settings, we recommend that you uninstall your B9Create 2.0 application unless you still need B9Create 2.0 for reasons discussed in the Printer Firmware Compatibility section.
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  • Printer Firmware Compatibility
  • B9Create 3.0.0 fixes multiple slicing errors, but these fixes required significant changes to the slicing routine. CPJx files sliced in B9Create 3.0.0 must be printed on Firmware 95.0.0 or greater, since the firmware has also been significantly updated to fix slicing errors.
  • If I see slicing errors in my existing CPJx files, do I need to reslice those files in B9Create 3.0.0 in order to fix the slicing errors?
  • Yes. For the slicing and foundation bevel fixes to take effect, you need to use B9Create 3.0.0 to slice the CPJx files. If you are satisfied with the slices of any existing CPJx files you have, reslicing is not required.
  • Can I use a firmware less than Firmware 95.0.0 to print a CPJx from B9Create 3.0.0?
  • No. If the printer’s firmware is less than 95.0.0, B9Create 3.0.0 does not allow uploading CPJx files over the network, and CPJx files from B9Create 3.0.0 will not appear on the printer’s USB Transfer menu. To fix this, update your printer to Firmware 95.0.0.
  • Why can’t I see CPJx files from B9Create 3.0.0 on my printer’s USB Transfer menu?
  • Your printer does not have Firmware 95.0.0 or greater, so you cannot see CPJx files from B9Create 3.0.0. Firmwares less than 95.0.0 can only see CPJx files from B9Create 2.0 or B9 Create 1.0. To see CPJx files from B9Create 3.0.0, update your printer to Firmware 95.0.0.
  • What happens if I use Firmware 95.0.0 to print a CPJx from B9Create 2.0?
  • Firmware 95.0.0 is still able to print CPJx files sliced in B9Create 2.0. If you are experiencing slicing errors in any of your CPJx files from B9Create 2.0, you should reslice them in B9Create 3.0.0.
  • Slicing compatibility table


Sliced with B9Create

Printed with Firmware

Result

 

3.0.0 or greater


95.0.0 or greater

Ideal – Prints have slicing fixes and beveled foundations.


Less than 3.0.0


95.0.0 or greater

Acceptable – Comparable to printing on a firmware less than 95.0.0.


3.0.0 or greater

Less than 95.0.0

Impossible – CPJx files cannot be transferred to the printer.

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  • B9 Core 5 Firmware 96.1.3
  • Release Notes
  • New Features
  • Compatible with B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3.
  • The Settings > Date and Time menu allows you to set your printer’s clock to the correct time.
    • By default, the Sync button uses the Internet to set the time.
    • You can add your own NTP source for the time sync. For example, if your printer never connects to the Internet, you can add an NTP source for a time server on your local network.
  • The Settings > Display menu adds options for screen brightness.
  • Material changes
    • Added new ESD – Rigid
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  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixes a bug where the calculated print time in the Print History could be inaccurate. This bug most often happened when a print was started quickly after the printer was rebooted.
  • A “Not connected” message now appears in the bottom left corner of the home screen when your printer is not connected to a network.
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  • How to Update Your Firmware
  • Before updating, it is strongly recommended that you connect your printer to the Internet, and that you use Ethernet instead of Wi-Fi.
  1. Plug your Ethernet cable into the back of your printer.
  2. Use the printer’s menu to navigate to Settings > Network.
  3. If the Ethernet checkbox is not already checked, tap to check the box.
  • Then insert a USB drive with b9-core-5_96.1.3.mender and install the firmware update. You may also be able to update through the Settings > Updates menu on your printer, if Firmware 96.1.3 has been made available as an update to your printer.
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  • Troubleshooting
  • My printer had the B9Captivate Plugin installed. After updating to Firmware 96.1.3, I don’t see the B9Captivate Plugin in my list of plugins.
  • Firmware 96.1.3 requires B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3 or greater, so it is not compatible with the previous version of the B9Captivate Plugin you had installed before updating your firmware. However, your B9Captivate license key and all your material settings are still saved on your printer. Once you install B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3 or greater, the plugin and all your settings will reappear.
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  • B9Captivate Desktop 1.4.0
  • Release Notes
  • New Features
  • You can use B9Captivate for up to a week without being connected to the Internet.
    • In Settings > Licensing, the Use Offline Until date shows how long you can use B9Captivate without an Internet connection.
    • When B9Captivate is open and you have an Internet connection, B9Captivate periodically checks that your license is valid and updates the Use Offline Until date to be a week from now.
    • If you are not connected to the Internet and the current date is after the Use Offline Until date, B9Captivate will be unusable until you connect to the Internet and refresh your license.
  • Settings > Licensing shows how many computers are using your license key.
    • Seats shows the number of computers registered on your license key and how many more computers can register.
    • Expires shows the date your license expires.
    • Unregister this computer allows you to remove your computer from your license key. This frees up a seat on your license so another computer can register with your license key.
  • When your license expiration date is less than a week away, you will see a notification popup when B9Captivate starts.
  • Two new ways to license B9Captivate have been added: Limited Network and Private Network. Contact support@b9c.com to enable either of these alternative licensing methods.
    • With Limited Network licensing, your computer never needs an Internet connection. Instead, annually transfer a license file to the offline computer running B9Captivate.
    • With Private Network licensing, a local licensing server runs on your private network. B9Captivate connects to the local server and never needs an Internet connection.
  • New material properties
    • Thickness Display Name
    • Foundation XY Trim - Enterprise Only
    • Initial XY Trim - Enterprise Only
    • Initial Exposure Multiplier - Enterprise Only
    • Initial Exposure/Trim Fade Distance - Enterprise Only
    • Printer XY Scaling – Enterprise Only
  • Updated property descriptions that more clearly explain how each property affects the material.
  • Updated property names
    • Display Name (previously “Name”)
    • Layer Thickness (previously “Thickness”)
    • Settle Time Min (previously “Settle Min”)
    • Settle Time Max (previously “Settle Max”)
    • Raise Height Min (previously “Release Raise Min”)
    • Raise Height Max (previously “Release Raise Max”)
    • Release Time Min (previously “Release Min”)
    • Release Time Max (previously “Release Max”)
    • Raise Delay (previously “Kick”)
    • Secondary Raise Height Min (previously “Cool Raise Min”)
    • Secondary Raise Height Max (previously “Cool Raise Max”)
    • Secondary Release Time (previously “Cool”)
  • Increased min and max values for certain properties to allow a greater range.
  • Added support for several new printer models, including the Med and XL models.
  • B9Captivate can run on Windows 11.
  • The distribution password requirements have been removed (8-12 characters, 1 number, 1 symbol).
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  • Bug Fixes
  • Licensing stability has been improved.
  • Tracking unsaved changes has been improved. The popup warning about unsaved changes is only displayed when closing a material that actually has unsaved changes.
  • Error messages explaining why a file failed to open have been improved.
  • Material file paths can be saved with “#” and “.” characters.
  • Display issues with button sizes, image resolution, and text inputs have been fixed for high-resolution monitors.
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  • Installation Instructions
  • Before you install B9Captivate 1.4.0, make sure that you are connected to the Internet. After installation, B9Captivate 1.4.0 will not be useable until you establish an Internet connection to validate your license.
  • The first time you open B9Captivate 1.4.0, it may take up to a minute to launch. Subsequent launches will take less time.
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  • Compatibility
  • If your printer has
  • B9Captivate Plugin less than version 2.4
  • Firmware less than version 0.0
  • the printer will ignore the following material properties from B9Captivate materials:
  • Foundation XY Trim - Enterprise Only
  • Initial XY Trim - Enterprise Only
  • You must update your printer’s firmware and B9Captivate Plugin versions to use these material properties.
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  • B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3
  • Release Notes
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  • New Features
  • You can the B9Captivate Plugin for up to a week without being connected to the Internet.
  • A new way to license B9Captivate has been added: Private Network.
    • With Private Network licensing, a local licensing server runs on your private network. The B9Captivate Plugin connects to the local server and never needs an Internet connection.
    • Contact support@b9c.com to enable Private Network
  • Tapping the Previous License Keys key icon allows you to re-register any license key that was previously registered by the plugin.
  • Licensing stability has been improved.
  • Licensing error messages are more specific, making troubleshooting easier if your license is invalid.
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  • Compatibility
  • To install B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3, your printer must be on Firmware 96.1.3 or greater.
  • Before you install B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3, make sure that you are connected to the Internet. After installation, B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3 will not be useable until you establish an Internet connection to validate your license.
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  • Troubleshooting
  • B9CaptivatePlugin_2.1.3.b9plugin does not show up on my printer’s USB Transfer menu.
  • Your printer must have Firmware 96.1.3 or greater in order to install B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3. Please contact support@b9c.com and inform us you cannot see .b9plugin files on your printer.
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  • B9CaptivatePlugin_2.1.3.b9plugin fails to install.
  • Your printer must have Firmware 96.1.3 or greater in order to install B9Captivate Plugin 2.1.3. If you continue to experience installation failure on Firmware 96.1.3 or greater, contact support@b9c.com.
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  • The B9Captivate Plugin says “License check required”.
  • The B9Captivate Plugin needs the Internet to check that your license is valid each week. Connect your printer to the Internet and tap the Refresh button in the B9Captivate Plugin.
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  • I recently updated my printer firmware, and now the B9Captivate Plugin says “No seats remaining”.
  • Please contact support@b9c.com and inform us that your B9Captivate Plugin license is invalid after a firmware update.
  • This issue may arise when you update your firmware while your printer is not connected to the Internet. To prevent this from happening for future firmware updates, make sure your printer is connected to the Internet before updating your firmware.

  • B9 Core Series Release Notes Firmware 95.0.0 & 9500
  • New Features:
  • 1. Improved network connection settings - for printers purchased/upgraded during or after August 2020
    • - Establishing a connection is faster. Previous firmware versions take, on average, a minute to establish an Ethernet connection. Firmware 95.0.0 establishes the connection in less than one second. 
    • - Ethernet and Wi-Fi can be active at the same time, so the printer can have both an Ethernet IP address and a Wi-Fi IP address.
    • - The network settings page will now show a list of the available networks and tapping on an available network will connect to it.
    • - Disabling Wi-Fi completely turns off the Wi-Fi hardware. 
  • 2. Material Updates
    • - New material settings available for Emerald, Rugged - Nylon 6, ABS - Blue, Robust - ABS/PC, and BioRes - Red.
  • Bug Fixes: 
  • 1. The printer keeps its static IP address after reboot. 
  • 2. The amount of remaining hard drive space is calculated correctly. 
  • 3. Small vertical “scratches” that could occasionally appear on certain prints no longer appear. 
  • 4. Certain prints that used to display the wrong layer count now display the correct layer count. 
  • 5. Certain CPJ files that failed to print are now printable.  
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  • B9 Core Series Release Notes Firmware 93-94
  • New Features:  
  • 1. Material slice thickness filtering – only materials and qualities which are multiples of the selected print thickness are shown in the user interface.
  • Bug Fixes: 
  • 1. Printers that weren't allowing CPJs to be printed should now allow that.
  • 2. Fixed bug where user could not use the "export support package" function in the USB menu.
  • 3. .b9plugin files will no longer be removed from the USB after installing them.
  • 4. Fixed bug where printer disk space would be filled and not cleaned up during USB transfer. 
  • General: 
  • 1. Improved functionality of printer's file system. Significantly improves printer stability and recoverability.
  • 2. Improved translations:
    • - Can now translate strings without modifying the material file 
    • - Fixed bug where some strings were not being translated 
  • 3. Improved support package output.
  • 4. Removed old application loggers in favor of a more comprehensive system logger.
  • 5. Material updates – new material settings available for FastWax, Robust - ABS, Robust - ABS/PC, Rugged - Nylon 6, and BioRes - Red (firmware 93). New material settings available for HD Slate and BioRes - Micro Precision (firmware 94).
  • B9Creations Software and Windows 11
  • With the recent release of Windows 11, we wanted to let you know about our plan to add Windows 11 to our supported operated systems. At the moment, B9Creations software still only supports Windows 10 and we highly recommend that you hold off updating to Windows 11 if you depend on B9Create 2.0 or B9Captivate.
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes Software 2021.8.6
  • Release Notes - B9Create_2021.8.6_installer.exe:
  • Important Notes on Compatibility:
  1. CPJx files created with version 2021.8.6 cannot be opened in older versions of B9Create 2.0. Please update to version 2021.8.6, which can open CPJx files from any version of B9Create.
  2. If you are currently using B9Create version 1.9.24, it is strongly recommended that you update to 2021.8.6 as soon as possible. In a few weeks, you will not be able to change the build table size in version 1.9.24. Updating to version 2021.8.6 will fix this issue.
  • Bug Fixes:
  1. Supports attached to reinforcements behave more consistently.
  2. The manual rotation inputs in the sidebar correctly update the Z height offset.
  3. Part foundations are correctly generated using the part's current transformation.
  4. Duplicated models populate with the correct name, part template, visibility, and support angle.
  5. CPJx files shown on the printer correctly render the supports underneath the parts.
  6. The calculated build volume is more accurate.
  7. Support and foundation presets correctly populate the dropdowns when opening a saved auto support configuration.
  8. Users on a trial license can choose from a default list of printers in the Printer Type dropdown.
  9. Support bases slice at the correct position even if their support base visibility was toggled off.
  10. STL paths can contain non-English characters.
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes Firmware 88
  • Release Notes - 1.9.23_Firmware_82:
  • New Features:
  • • Print progress can be monitored, paused, or aborted from B9Create.
    • CPJx files on a printer can be downloaded to your computer.
    • Selected parts can be repositioned by clicking and dragging them in the XY plane.
    • The "Tiny", "Thin", "Medium", and "Thick" support preset values have been updated.
    • The "Default" support preset uses the currently selected printer type to create a support optimized for that printer's resolution and build table size.
    • A new "Custom Material" option has been added to the Material dropdown for projects using custom or third-party materials.
    • All of a part's supports can be selected by right-clicking the part and choosing "Select Part Supports".
    • The foundation is taken into consideration when determining if a part contacts the build table.
    • Slice Type (FAST™, Surface Finish, Traditional) has been added to the Printer Dashboard.
    • After slicing a project, the Printer List can be accessed using the Back button in the Printer Manager.
    • Rendering performance has been improved, most notably for projects with a large amount of supports.
    • An option for displaying partial supports on camera move has been added, which can improve rendering performance.
    • An option for disabling user interface animations has been added.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • • Part scale is applied when generating a foundation.
    • Part scale is applied when displaying the Contour Line in Support mode.
    • Straighten Tips, Angle Tips, and Reset Base Positions no longer cause all supports to migrate to a single part.
    Reinforcements are now properly hidden by the Sectioning Tool.
    • The loading overlay for auto supporting correctly displays while the operation is running.
    • The undo history is cleared when opening a project or creating a new project.
  • Support Presets
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes Firmware 82
  • Release Notes - 1.9.23_Firmware_82:
  • Duplication:
  • Multiple duplicates can be created at once.
    Duplicates are grouped together in the Parts List sidebar and can be controlled in bulk (selection, orientation, visibility, deletion).
    Duplicated parts share one instance of the underlying model mesh, improving rendering performance.

  • Project Saving:
  • Bugs with overwriting existing CPJx files have been fixed.
    The units used when importing each part are correctly saved and loaded.

  • Supporting Bug Fixes:
  • A bug where support tips would all be reset to the part's origin upon reopening a CPJx has been fixed.
    Short supports now correctly rebuild their shafts when the part is moved in the Z direction.

  • Slicing User Interface:
  • Slicing can be cancelled before completion.
    Clearing slices displays a loading overlay until completed.

  • 3D Movement Improvements:
  • Moving the 3D scene has been optimized for better performance when multiple parts or supports are loaded.
    A bug where selecting multiple parts could incorrectly set the part rotation has been fixed.\
  • Known Bugs with Supporting:
  • Dragging a supported part in the Z direction and then using Undo to revert the changes does not properly undo the changes to support height. To fix this, slightly drag the part in the Z direction again.

  • Using the Z position input field to change the Z height of a supported part does not properly rebuild supports for the new Z height. To fix this, slightly drag the part in the Z direction using the 3D arrows.

  • If both a model-to-model support and a model-to-floor support are selected, editing the support anatomy can occasionally cause the model-to-model support to project down to the floor. To fix this, undo the change and edit the model-to-model support separately.
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes Firmware 80
  • Release Notes - 1.9.21_Firmware_80
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixes an issue where .cpjx files that contain reinforcement may not have reloaded.
    Fixes issues where slices may be lost when overwriting .cpjx files.
    Models that are not visible are no longer sliced.
    Contour line respects model scaling.
    Contour line respects sectioning planes.
    Context menu actions will now apply to all selected supports.
    Fixes issue where moving a model with supports and a foundation in the z would not modify the supports correctly.
    Scaling is now correctly disabled when a model is supported.
    Correctly generates foundation on .cpjx load.
    Hiding support bases also toggles the ability to pick the support base.
    Improves .cpjx preview images used by the the printer.
    Improvements to overall stability.
  • Features:

  • Improves .cpjx load times.
    Improves 3D transformation control.
    Improves camera rotation usability.
    Mouse zoom levels are increased and smoother at high zoom in level.
    Adds option to invert mouse zoom.
    Mouse panning is now tied to zoom level. Pan Speed has been removed as it is no longer relevant.
    Support area shading is removed with 5 microns of the build table to provide a visualization of attachment.
    Relaxes the ability to add supports in tiny areas. These supports will typically require adjustments.
    Adds an option to toggle the contour line when supporting. May help performance when supporting on lower end computers.
    Adds new build table model for XL printers.
    Auto arrange now allows a padding in mm between models.
    Adds arrow keys for small increases to model positions.
    Allows modifying the lower tip of a model to model support.
    Increases available floating point precision of model scaling.
    Adds a Home Button with the existing zoom and view buttons at the bottom of the scene.
    Various improvements to overall usability.
  • Firmware 80:

  • Adds FastWax
    Adds Resilient Silicone
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes Firmware 76
  • This firmware enables our patent-pending FAST™ technology powered by B9Create 2.0 Pioneer Edition.
  • Our FAST™ technology powered by B9Create will optimize your 3D print processes like never before – with fewer supports, better surface finish, pinpoint accuracy, and painless post processing.
  • Backed by patent-pending technology that delivers pinpoint accuracy and even better surface finish, this software sets a new standard in state-of-the-art. As a valued customer, this technology offers an upgrade path for existing machines in the field, making them as cutting edge as when they first came off the line.
  • Sharpen the effective resolution of your Core 530 printer to <15μm, your Core 550 printer to <25μm, or your Core Med 500 printer to <25μm.
  • With a sleek, new intuitive interface, users can leverage Workflow mode that intelligently lays out, orients, and auto-supports parts in four easy steps or drop into Design Mode to adjust a breadth of parameters to fine-tune results. Full of features designed to streamline your workflow, you’ll benefit from mirroring supports, part template libraries, slicing time in minutes, and more.
  • Interested in learning more? 
  • See the software demo or get more information here.
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.31 Firmware 74
  • B9Create - Firmware
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed issue with B9 Captivate plugin connectivity.
  • Fixed bug that sometimes prevented print time from being visible..
  • Fixed exposure timing bug.
  • Fixed issue causing prints to be corrupted when the printer is shut down during the unzip process.
  • B9Create - Desktop
  • Features/Improvements
  • Updated installer to no longer launch while B9 Create is running.
  • Slice type is now displayed in desktop history.
  • Slice type is now displayed in last print info.
  • Added support for B9 Core 500 Med printer.
  • Materials
  • Features/Improvements
  • Materials for B9 Core 500 Med printer.
  • B9R-6 Gray with draft and recommended settings.
  • B9R-4 Yellow with recommended settings.
  • B9R-2 Black with recommended settings.
  • BioRes White with recommended settings.
  • BioRes Red with draft and recommended settings.
  • Rugged - Nylon 6 with draft and recommended settings.
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.31 Firmware 61
  • System stability improvements
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.30 Firmware 60
  • See the launch of our new high-resolution HD Slate!
  • Formulated for highly detailed, microscale parts with thin walls and features. With no z-bleed, parts have crisp detail and excellent readability.
  • Optimized for surface finish. Features as small as 100 μm. Precise detail is great for molding and model making.
  • See the material info sheet.

  • B9Create - Firmware
  • Features/Improvements

  • Other updates include updating Yellow resin settings to improve adherence to build table.

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a potential file corruption bug that could cause issues with firmware updates
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.29 Firmware 59
  • See the launch of our Engineering Resin line with Rugged - Nylon 6.
  • Equivalent to injection-molded nylon, Rugged – Nylon 6 features low modulus, high elongation, and high impact strength making it ideal for snap-fit and wear-resistant parts.
  • Tough enough to stand up the rigors on long-term, real-world use replacing injection molded components, Rugged – Nylon 6 is also well-suited for functional testing and low- to mid-volume production runs.
  • See the material property data sheet.
  • B9Create - Firmware
  • Features/Improvements
  • Updated German, French, Italian, Korean, and Dutch
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed locking up the print finished screen when printing from History on a fresh boot.
  • Fixed Captivate materials not deleting properly
  • B9Create - Print Manager
  • Features/Improvements
  • Updated German, and Japanese.
  • Added warning on Queue page for when the printer firmware is too old to use the queue.
  • Added warning on Print Library page for when the printer firmware is too old to use Surface Finish.
  • Updated German
  • B9Create - Print Editor
  • Updated German, and Japanese.
  • Fixed "Front" "Back" "Left" and "right" view buttons.
  • Fixed an issue where a print may fail to start if a surface finish slice was cancelled and switched to normal slicing.
  • 1.0.1 B9Captivate User Changes
  • Features/Improvements
  • Added German and Spanish translations.
  • "Save" and "Save As" buttons now exist.
  • Added new icon for B9MatD files. Windows Only.
  • Added ability to package B9Mat files together to allow for a material with multiple thicknesses. 
  • Bug Fixes
  • Empty Quality fields no longer save their default values to the file on Enterprise.
  • Improved networking stability.
  • Fixed issues where trailing 0's would disappear.
  • Allowed versions to have multiple decimal places.
  • Fixed issue causing Windows users to have to reenter all their data on every update.
  • Fixed issue where deleted materials may not actually be deleted.
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.27 Firmware 57
  • Features/Improvements:
  • See the newest features in our B9Create software driven by your feedback: Queue and Surface Finish, responding to the market’s desire for improved surface finish and the ability to more efficiently manage printing workflow in high-volume applications better than ever before.
  • Designed for the B9 Core Series, use our new Surface Finish feature for when a flawless finish is a must – perfect for making master molds or unique pieces requiring superior smoothness.
  • Driven by user feedback, the new Surface Finish software feature augments the exceptional print speed and crisp detail of the B9 Core Series with remarkable smoothness that reduces post-processing time. Ideal for when a flawless finish is a must, Surface Finish was designed for making master molds or unique pieces requiring a superior finish.
  • The Queue feature in B9Create makes managing high-volume production easy, offering customers an intuitive way to optimize their workday no matter how many models, machines or team members are involved.  Our software now enables separation of process management and scheduling from the act of printing.  Shop Floor or Production Managers can prioritize workflow and leave the printing to technician due the speed and simplicity of the Core Series platform, powered by B9Create, B9Creations free software package.
  • With Queue, you can:
  • Batch upload files to your printer
  • Select models, materials, and resolution
  • Slice files directly in the Queue
  • Reorder and delete models with a click
  • Update the Queue in real time on your printer
  • Lock your list in Print Manager mode
  • Get time estimates for your Queue
  • Reprint or move to the next model at the printer
  • Additional features include improved supports closer to build table, Tiny Supports added as a default support type, and "Front" and "Back" text added to the build table.
  • All features are available in B9Creations free software, B9Create, available for download here.
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.26 Firmware 56
  • Features/Improvements:
  • Improved Gray Material Settings
  • Improved Time Estimations
  • B9Captivate Custom Material Development Software Launch
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.24 Firmware 54
  • B9 Create - Firmware
  • Features/Improvements:
  • Added new black settings
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed Blank Layer user abort issue.
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.21 Firmware 51
  • B9 Create - Firmware
  • Features/Improvements:
  • Updated Korean
  • Updated Chinese
  • Updated Italian
  • Updated Dutch
  • Updated Japanese
  • Multiple prints may now be deleted at once from the print library using multi-select.
  • Print Info button is now always visible in the print library.
  • Support Packages containing log files may be downloaded from the printer via USB drive.
  • Added Gray resin settings.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed duplication of prints caused by print names with non-ASCII characters.
  • Fixed history material quality not being displayed as translated.
  • Fixed non-ASCII file names to appear correctly on USB drives.
  • B9 Create - Print Manager
  • Features/Improvements:
  • Updated Korean
  • Updated Chinese
  • Updated Italian
  • Updated Dutch
  • Updated Japanese
  • Can now cancel auto support generation
  • When saving a project with one STL for the first time, that STL's name is now the default name.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed auto support generation of 1% to generate more supports than 100% while still missing needed areas of support.
  • Fixed auto support popup from closing while still generating supports.
  • Fixed auto supports from crashing the program.
  • Fixed "Set Control Preferences" popup and "Set Support Settings" popup from staying open after the program is closed.
  • Fixed history material quality not being displayed as translated.
  • Fixed spin box from preventing users to input angles with hundredth precision.
  •  
  • B9 Core Series Release Notes 1.0.18 Firmware 48
  • Firmware
  • Features/Improvements:
  • Added Korean translation.
  • Added Chinese translation.
  • Updated French translation.
  • Updated German translation.
  • Updated Portuguese translation.
  • Added Wi-Fi Signal strength to main page and networking settings page, as well as disconnected from Wi-Fi/ethernet and connected to ethernet.
  • Increased the maximum size of log files to gather more history.
  • Updated error codes and messages to conform to the updated error code documentation.
  • General network connectivity improvements to improve performance and stability.
  • Improved material settings for Emerald and Yellow to reduce surface defects.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Added key to flag if z home offset total gets set below 0.
  • Networking code checks for new IP every minute to avoid the UI becoming outdated.
  • Wi-Fi signal strength better reflects actual signal strength.
  • Networking will no longer become stuck in static mode when booted into static mode.
  • Improved robustness of code that may potentially trigger error code 25001, to minimize/prevent this error scenario.
  • Improved robustness of code that may potentially trigger error code 25007, to minimize/prevent this error scenario.
  • Fixed an issue which caused print failed messages to not be displayed.
  • Modified progress spinner to be less memory intensive.
  • Modified Print finish screen to make the open door prompt not look like a button.
  • Print Manager - Print Editor
  • Features/Improvements:
  • Added Korean translation.
  • Added French translation.
  • Added Chinese translation.
  • Updated German translation.
  • Updated Portuguese translation.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where a logfile may have failed to download.
  • Fixed an issue where the undo redo may have become out of sync, which would load the wrong size of an STL.
  • Modified spinner to be less memory intensive.
  • "Snap to Floor" and "Snap to Foundation" should now work as expected.
  • Changed print editor text fields to prevent instances where text may have gone missing. (the text fields that define a models position/rotation/etc or a support length and size).
  • Changed reset orientation code to perform a snap to floor/foundation when complete.

  • // Firmware 43
    + Added Dutch
    + Added Italian
    + User can rename a file that they are transferring to the printer via USB
    + User can delete custom materials from their printer.

    // 1.0.15
    * fixed a bug that could prevent switching to english translation
    * limited maximum size of "busy" spinner.
    * In Print Editor, changed notation of X & Y rotation to A and B to reflect is model centric and not global coordinates
    * In Print Editor, fixed bug with model position z not displaying the correct number when snapped to floor.
    * In Print Editor, fixed Mac issue where the Print Previewer would become unusable after going to full screen.
    + Added feature for custom material settings to support 3rd party resins
    + Added Dutch translation
    + Added Italian translation
    + Added a warning for printers that have firmware too outdated for custom materials.
    + In Print Editor, added user settings page with options: invert scroll, invert camera drag, disable left click, set default tool
    + In Print Editor, added Custom Supports settings page for users to define their own light, medium, heavy supports.
    + In Print Editor, model names will highlight red when the software doesn't think they are attached to the build table.
    + In Print Editor, user can Print Preview slices even if they don't have the STL for the model if the model was previously sliced.
    + In Print Editor, user can now minimize the program while it is slicing or adding a large model.
    + In Print Editor, user can lock axis while orienting by holding down shift or ctrl

    //1.0.12 Change Log
    * Updated Japanese translations
    * Changed Duplicate so that prints will pick a random spot on the build table if there is not room for them to fit.
    * Made duplicate function select newly duplicated object
    + Added ability to drop STL or CPJ files onto B9C2 while running.
    - Removed “Analyze after slicing” check box in the Print Editor

    // Firmware 38
    * Fixed bug causing roughness on some prints
    * Changed network selection menu to put up a wait spinner until it finishes updating the network list.
    * Made Print Library center on selected print properly
    * Changed statistics to display Printing Time instead of Printer on time.
    * Fixed an issue that could cause random printer “freeze-ups”.
    * Updated Japanese translations
    * Rearranged Settings menu on the printer
    + Added better hardware fault handling messages
    - removed "Networking Busy" Popup on printer, now part of Networking page


    //1.0.11 Change Log

    * added a confirmation pop-up to confirm firmware update with user before proceeding.
    * reworked dialogs in print editor for usability.
    * attempting to open a second instance of the program will now "attempt" to bring the first to the front, and pass it a clicked file.
    * fixed a support issue when a support was told to "make vertical" - the bottom of the support would be floating
    * simplified the save structure in the print editor
    * fixed issues caused by exporting nothing in the Print Editor
    * fixed issue caused by opening or importing an empty file
    * fixed support selection from list when using all languages
    * fixed issue where printers would be missing a status icon
    * allow upload, download, and delete when in print finished state
    + added dialog that tells the user the printer is full when uploading a print
    + added batch selection for some tools when holding ctrl down.
    - removed "is already running" popup

    // Current Firmware version: 36
    * improved settings for Emerald and Yellow resin
    * fixed foundations/first ~1mm printing too thin
    * fixed USB Transfer page to only show transfer related popups if a USB is plugged in.
    * fixed some cases in Print Library where a .cpj file wasn't being deleted if registration failed
    * fixed print library issues causing cpj file to not be deleted when they should be
    * fixed a case where we would display the print finished page, but primary had already gone to print ready state.
    * fixed default values in advanced network settings so that the user has less to type in.
    * fixed a case where the "applying network settings" popup could get stuck on the screen
    * fixed failed registration messages to go through translation code -- might not be translated yet
    * fixed issue that cause printer to occasionally crash/freeze when in Wi-Fi no connection state.
    * fixed case where printer wouldn't enter "sleep mode"
    * fixed bugs on USB transfer page
    + added a way to manually enter a network name instead of only being able to select it from a list.
    + added history clear button
    + Added French -- printer only

    //1.0.9 Change Log

    + (B9 Create) Added Yellow Material Settings
    + (B9 Create) Added Black Material Settings
    + Added Japanese Translations
    + Added multiple keyboards

    * Fixed Print Library initialization bug
    * Fixed Material Library initialization bug
    * Fixed Material Library Quality Settings bug 

    //1.0.8 Change Log

    + Added Change Log

    + Added Portuguese Translations
    + Added new icons to Print Editor
    + Added "Import CPJ" - Allows users to import another project file into their existing project file.
    + Can now change printer name from Print Manager
    + Added "Machine Time Tracking" to Printer

    * Changed Print Manager Popups to be one size.
    * Changed highlight color for tab selection.
    * Made printing percentage text smaller on printer.

    * Changed how supports are loaded to fix the "Missing Support Bug" Note that corrupted files must be re-supported, they can not be repaired.