I am a relatively new user of octoprint and am unsure about the function of a couple things on the control panel.
I also use repetier host for printing from my daily driver and need to understand the difference in a couple controls before I mess up a print.
On repetier host there is a control labeled flow control that adds a multiplier to all movements, X,Y,Z, & E, so for example I want to speed up or slow down the print one setting handles all movement commands and adjusts speed by percentages.
On octoprint I see 2 similar controls, one labeled "Feed Rate Modifier" and one labeled "Flow Rate Modifier". Logic tells me it likely that one is for travel/print movement and one is for extruder movement but I do not understand which is which nor how they might interact.
Feed Rate --> XYZ ?
Flow Rate --> E ?
Are they independent or interrelated?
Independent implies that changing feed without also changing flow would damage print quality.
Interrelated implies changing one would also make a corresponding change in the other.
Experimenting with those on a large print seems a bad idea though I would like to gradually work the prints speed up to find out the maximum mm/s movement rate that will give good quality prints. Having 2 controls tells me I would probably need to adjust both the same amount for printing.
Can someone please give me the cliff notes version of what each of these 2 settings do and how to use them without destroying a print already in progress.