octoprint.printer

exception octoprint.printer.InvalidFileLocation
exception octoprint.printer.InvalidFileType
class octoprint.printer.PrinterInterface

The PrinterInterface represents the developer interface to the Printer instance.

can_modify_file(path, sd, *args, **kwargs)

Determines whether the path (on the printer’s SD if sd is True) may be modified (updated or deleted) or not.

A file that is currently being printed is not allowed to be modified. Any other file or the current file when it is not being printed is fine though.

Since

1.3.2

Warning

This was introduced in 1.3.2 to work around an issue when updating a file that is already selected. I’m not 100% sure at this point if this is the best approach to solve this issue, so if you decide to depend on this particular method in this interface, be advised that it might vanish in future versions!

Parameters
  • path (str) – path in storage of the file to check

  • sd (bool) – True if to check against SD storage, False otherwise

Returns

(bool) True if the file may be modified, False otherwise

cancel_print(tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Cancels the current print job.

Parameters

tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

change_tool(tool, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Switch the currently active tool (for which extrude commands will apply).

Parameters
  • tool (str) – The tool to switch to, matching the regex “tool[0-9]+” (e.g. “tool0”, “tool1”, …)

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

commands(commands, tags=None, force=False, *args, **kwargs)

Sends the provided commands to the printer.

Parameters
  • commands (str, list) – The commands to send. Might be a single command provided just as a string or a list of multiple commands to send in order.

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

  • force (bool) – Whether to force sending of the command right away or allow queuing while printing

connect(port=None, baudrate=None, profile=None, *args, **kwargs)

Connects to the printer, using the specified serial port, baudrate and printer profile. If a connection is already established, that connection will be closed prior to connecting anew with the provided parameters.

Parameters
  • port (str) – Name of the serial port to connect to. If not provided, an auto detection will be attempted.

  • baudrate (int) – Baudrate to connect with. If not provided, an auto detection will be attempted.

  • profile (str) – Name of the printer profile to use for this connection. If not provided, the default will be retrieved from the PrinterProfileManager.

disconnect(*args, **kwargs)

Disconnects from the printer. Does nothing if no connection is currently established.

extrude(amount, speed=None, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Extrude amount millimeters of material from the tool.

Parameters
  • amount (int, float) – The amount of material to extrude in mm

  • speed (int, None) – Speed at which to extrude (F parameter). If set to None (or left out)

  • maximum speed of E axis from the printer profile will be used. (the) –

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

fake_ack(*args, **kwargs)

Fakes an acknowledgment for the communication layer. If the communication between OctoPrint and the printer gets stuck due to lost “ok” responses from the server due to communication issues, this can be used to get things going again.

feed_rate(factor, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Sets the factor for the printer’s feed rate.

Parameters
  • factor (int, float) – The factor for the feed rate to send to the firmware. Percentage expressed as either an int between 0 and 100 or a float between 0 and 1.

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

flow_rate(factor, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Sets the factor for the printer’s flow rate.

Parameters
  • factor (int, float) – The factor for the flow rate to send to the firmware. Percentage expressed as either an int between 0 and 100 or a float between 0 and 1.

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

classmethod get_connection_options(*args, **kwargs)

Retrieves the available ports, baudrates, preferred port and baudrate for connecting to the printer.

Returned dict has the following structure:

ports: <list of available serial ports>
baudrates: <list of available baudrates>
portPreference: <configured default serial port>
baudratePreference: <configured default baudrate>
autoconnect: <whether autoconnect upon server startup is enabled or not>
Returns

A dictionary holding the connection options in the structure specified above

Return type

(dict)

get_current_connection(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(tuple) The current connection information as a 4-tuple (connection_string, port, baudrate, printer_profile).

If the printer is currently not connected, the tuple will be ("Closed", None, None, None).

get_current_data(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(dict) The current state data.

get_current_job(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(dict) The data of the current job.

get_current_temperatures(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(dict) The current temperatures.

get_state_id(*args, **kwargs)

Identifier of the current communication state.

Possible values are:

  • OPEN_SERIAL

  • DETECT_SERIAL

  • DETECT_BAUDRATE

  • CONNECTING

  • OPERATIONAL

  • PRINTING

  • PAUSED

  • CLOSED

  • ERROR

  • CLOSED_WITH_ERROR

  • TRANSFERING_FILE

  • OFFLINE

  • UNKNOWN

  • NONE

Returns

(str) A unique identifier corresponding to the current communication state.

get_state_string(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(str) A human readable string corresponding to the current communication state.

get_temperature_history(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(list) The temperature history.

get_transport(*args, **kwargs)

Returns the communication layer’s transport object, if a connection is currently established.

Note that this doesn’t have to necessarily be a serial.Serial instance, it might also be something different, so take care to do instance checks before attempting to access any properties or methods.

Returns

The communication layer’s transport object

Return type

object

home(axes, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Homes the specified printer axes.

Parameters
  • axes (str, list) – The axis or axes to home, each of which must converted to lower case must match one of “x”, “y”, “z” and “e”

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

is_cancelling(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(boolean) Whether the printer is currently cancelling a print.

is_closed_or_error(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(boolean) Whether the printer is currently disconnected and/or in an error state.

is_current_file(path, sd, *args, **kwargs)

Returns whether the provided path (on the printer’s SD if sd is True) is the currently selected file for printing.

Since

1.3.2

Warning

This was introduced in 1.3.2 to work around an issue when updating a file that is already selected. I’m not 100% sure at this point if this is the best approach to solve this issue, so if you decide to depend on this particular method in this interface, be advised that it might vanish in future versions!

Parameters
  • path (str) – path in storage of the file to check

  • sd (bool) – True if to check against SD storage, False otherwise

Returns

(bool) True if the file is currently selected, False otherwise

is_error(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(boolean) Whether the printer is currently in an error state.

is_operational(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(boolean) Whether the printer is currently connected and available.

is_paused(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(boolean) Whether the printer is currently paused.

is_pausing(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(boolean) Whether the printer is currently pausing a print.

is_printing(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(boolean) Whether the printer is currently printing.

is_ready(*args, **kwargs)
Returns

(boolean) Whether the printer is currently operational and ready for new print jobs (not printing).

job_on_hold(blocking=True, *args, **kwargs)

Contextmanager that allows executing code while printing while making sure that no commands from the file being printed are continued to be sent to the printer. Note that this will only work for local files, NOT SD files.

Example:

with printer.job_on_hold():
    park_printhead()
    take_snapshot()
    send_printhead_back()

It should be used sparingly and only for very specific situations (such as parking the print head somewhere, taking a snapshot from the webcam, then continuing). If you abuse this, you WILL cause print quality issues!

A lock is in place that ensures that the context can only actually be held by one thread at a time. If you don’t want to block on acquire, be sure to set blocking to False and catch the RuntimeException thrown if the lock can’t be acquired.

Parameters

blocking (bool) – Whether to block while attempting to acquire the lock (default) or not

jog(axes, relative=True, speed=None, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Jogs the specified printer axis by the specified amount in mm.

Parameters
  • axes (dict) – Axes and distances to jog, keys are axes (“x”, “y”, “z”), values are distances in mm

  • relative (bool) – Whether to interpret the distance values as relative (true, default) or absolute (false) coordinates

  • speed (int, bool or None) – Speed at which to jog (F parameter). If set to False no speed will be set specifically. If set to None (or left out) the minimum of all involved axes speeds from the printer profile will be used.

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

log_lines(*lines)

Logs the provided lines to the printer log and serial.log :param *lines: the lines to log

pause_print(tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Pauses the current print job if it is currently running, does nothing otherwise.

Parameters

tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

register_callback(callback, *args, **kwargs)

Registers a PrinterCallback with the instance.

Parameters

callback (PrinterCallback) – The callback object to register.

resume_print(tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Resumes the current print job if it is currently paused, does nothing otherwise.

Parameters

tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

script(name, context=None, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Sends the GCODE script name to the printer.

The script will be run through the template engine, the rendering context can be extended by providing a context with additional template variables to use.

If the script is unknown, an UnknownScriptException will be raised.

Parameters
  • name (str) – The name of the GCODE script to render.

  • context (dict) – An optional context of additional template variables to provide to the renderer.

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

Raises

UnknownScriptException – There is no GCODE script with name name

select_file(path, sd, printAfterSelect=False, pos=None, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Selects the specified path for printing, specifying if the file is to be found on the sd or not. Optionally can also directly start the print after selecting the file.

Parameters
  • path (str) – The path to select for printing. Either an absolute path or relative path to a local file in the uploads folder or a filename on the printer’s SD card.

  • sd (boolean) – Indicates whether the file is on the printer’s SD card or not.

  • printAfterSelect (boolean) – Indicates whether a print should be started after the file is selected.

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

Raises
  • InvalidFileType – if the file is not a machinecode file and hence cannot be printed

  • InvalidFileLocation – if an absolute path was provided and not contained within local storage or doesn’t exist

send_initial_callback(callback)

Sends the initial printer update to PrinterCallback.

Parameters

callback (PrinterCallback) – The callback object to send initial data to.

set_job_on_hold(value, blocking=True, *args, **kwargs)

Setter for finer control over putting jobs on hold. Set to True to ensure that no commands from the file being printed are continued to be sent to the printer. Set to False to resume. Note that this will only work for local files, NOT SD files.

Make absolutely sure that if you set this flag, you will always also unset it again. If you don’t, the job will be stuck forever.

Example:

if printer.set_job_on_hold(True):
    try:
        park_printhead()
        take_snapshot()
        send_printhead_back()
    finally:
        printer.set_job_on_hold(False)

Just like job_on_hold() this should be used sparingly and only for very specific situations. If you abuse this, you WILL cause print quality issues!

Parameters
  • value (bool) – The value to set

  • blocking (bool) – Whether to block while attempting to set the value (default) or not

Returns

(bool) Whether the value could be set successfully (True) or a timeout was encountered (False)

set_temperature(heater, value, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Sets the target temperature on the specified heater to the given value in celsius.

Parameters
  • heater (str) – The heater for which to set the target temperature. Either “bed” for setting the bed temperature or something matching the regular expression “tool[0-9]+” (e.g. “tool0”, “tool1”, …) for the hotends of the printer

  • value (int, float) – The temperature in celsius to set the target temperature to.

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

set_temperature_offset(offsets=None, tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Sets the temperature offsets to apply to target temperatures read from a GCODE file while printing.

Parameters
  • offsets (dict) – A dictionary specifying the offsets to apply. Keys must match the format for the heater parameter to set_temperature(), so “bed” for the offset for the bed target temperature and “tool[0-9]+” for the offsets to the hotend target temperatures.

  • tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

start_print(tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Starts printing the currently selected file. If no file is currently selected, does nothing.

Parameters

tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

toggle_pause_print(tags=None, *args, **kwargs)

Pauses the current print job if it is currently running or resumes it if it is currently paused.

Parameters

tags (set of str) – An optional set of tags to attach to the command(s) throughout their lifecycle

unregister_callback(callback, *args, **kwargs)

Unregisters a PrinterCallback from the instance.

Parameters

callback (PrinterCallback) – The callback object to unregister.

unselect_file(*args, **kwargs)

Unselects and currently selected file.

valid_axes = ('x', 'y', 'z', 'e')

Valid axes identifiers.

valid_heater_regex = re.compile('^(tool\\d+|bed|chamber)$')

Regex for valid heater identifiers.

valid_tool_regex = re.compile('^(tool\\d+)$')

Regex for valid tool identifiers.

exception octoprint.printer.UnknownScript(name, *args, **kwargs)
octoprint.printer.get_connection_options()

Deprecated since version 1.3.0: Replaced by PrinterInterface.get_connection_options()

octoprint.printer.profile

class octoprint.printer.profile.BedFormFactor

Valid values for bed form factor

CIRCULAR = 'circular'

Circular bed

RECTANGULAR = 'rectangular'

Rectangular bed

class octoprint.printer.profile.BedOrigin

Valid values for bed origin

CENTER = 'center'

Origin at the center of the bed when looking from top

LOWERLEFT = 'lowerleft'

Origin at lower left corner of the bed when looking from the top

octoprint.printer.profile.BedTypes

Deprecated name of BedFormFactors

alias of octoprint.printer.profile.BedFormFactor

exception octoprint.printer.profile.CouldNotOverwriteError

Overwriting of a profile not allowed

exception octoprint.printer.profile.InvalidProfileError

Profile invalid

class octoprint.printer.profile.PrinterProfileManager

Manager for printer profiles. Offers methods to select the globally used printer profile and to list, add, remove, load and save printer profiles.

exception octoprint.printer.profile.SaveError

Saving a profile failed