How to update the firmware (BCN3D Sigmax)

It's important to keep your printer updated to be able to use the latest implemented features, and avoid possible compatibility issues with Cura.

Automatic printer update

Use the USB cable to connect the Sigmax to the computer. Then, open BCN3D Cura, and go to: 

  • Settings --> Printer --> Manage Printers

1-upgrade

Select upgrade firmware and click on Automatically upgrade firmware to start the process. If you already have the latest version, it will be indicated that there are no updates available.

If the printer is not recognized by your computer, check this article

2-updatefirmware

Wait until the firmware is installed, this may take a few minutes.

3-update-firmware

If Automatic upgrade is now working continue here

Once the firmware is loaded, you will get a message asking you to upgrade the micro SD files on the LCD. To do it, follow these instructions.

Updating the microSD files on the LCD it's only necessary if you are updating from v02-1.2.9 or lower.

If you were already using v02-2.0.2 or higher, the microSD files on the LCD should already be up to date.

 

Manual firmware update

In case the Automatic upgrade is not working, you can try with a manual upgrade.

To do this you'll have to go to BCN3D's github respoitory and download the latest firmware version in .hex format that you'll find inside the Compiled firmware folder.github firmware repository

Once you have downloaded the file, click on Upload custom firmware and select the previously downloaded .hex file.

Once the firmware is loaded, you will get a message asking you to upgrade the micro SD files on the LCD. To do it, follow these instructions.

Updating the microSD files on the LCD it's only necessary if you are updating from v02-1.2.9 or lower.

If you were already using v02-2.0.2 or higher, the microSD files on the LCD should already be up to date.

 

Github firmware repository

If you are looking for a previous version of the BCN3D Sigma firmware or want more information about it, check out our github respoitory.