Spool Management

Table of contents

  1. Print start
  2. Dashboard card
    1. Selecting a different spool
  3. Sanity checks

Fluidd offers support for the Spoolman filament spool manager.

On print start, Fluidd will show a modal asking you to select the spool you want to use for printing. The modal shows all available (i.e. not archived) spools. A spool can either be selected by selecting it directly, or by scanning an associated QR code using an attached webcam.


Automatically opening the spool selection modal can be disabled from the Fluidd settings.

Dashboard card

The currently selected spool and its metadata is shown in the Spoolman dashboard card.

Selecting a different spool

If you need to select another spool during your print (e.g. when your current spool has run out, or you have a multicolor print), you can do so through the “Change Spool” button in the dashboard card.


Sanity checks

When starting a print or changing spools, Fluidd will automatically perform these sanity checks and warn you if they fail:
1) a spool is selected
2) the selected spool has enough filament left on it to finish the print job
3) the selected spool’s filament type matches the one selected in the slicer