You will not be able to reorient or scale your part using the Astroprint Cloud Slicer. Please ensure that your file is prepared EXACTLY as you want it to print before slicing.
Log in to Astroprint and launch the File Uploader.
Select your STL file to send your model to the Astroprint Cloud Slicer. After your file appears in the Cloud Slicer you must select the printer that you will be working on. Make sure that you slice for the correct printer. Slicing for a the wrong printer can damage the machines.
Next, select the material you will be printing with. In most cases this will be PLA.
Finally, select the print quality. There are simple presets available like Draft, Normal and Best. Higher quality usually implies longer print times. There are also custom presets saved for each printer. The naming convention is Quality (Fine, Normal, Fast), followed by Infill Percentage (Hollow to 100%), followed by the presence/absence of support material (Support), followed by the presence or absence of a brim to improve print bed adhesion (Brim).
DO NOT ADD OR EDIT ANY CUSTOM PRESETS.
When you've mad all the selections click the "Print" button to send the job directly to the 3D Printer.
Alternatively, you can click the "Slice" button to produce a GCODE file. The GCODE file will be accessible in the Astroprint File Manager. In the File Manager, all GCODE files will be associated with the STL that they were sliced from. If you ever need to change the print settings, select the original STL file and choose "Create Print File" to enter the Cloud Slicer and generate a new GCODE file.
Stored GCODE files will always list the Printer, Material and Print Quality settings used to produce the gcode so it's easier to keep track of changes.
To print a stored GCODE file select it in the File Manager and click "Print Now" to send the job directly to the 3D Printer.
Sliced GCODE files are also accessible through each individual printer's File Manager, where you can see files stored locally and on the cloud. Files in the cloud can be downloaded to the local drive or printed directly without downloading.