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by AJM
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Safety check for stuck sensor switch
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Safety check for stuck sensor switch

It has to be done before the print starts to avoid damage. Perhaps move to about (10,10,1) immediately after homing and before the actual print. Such a small move should be enough to open the switches and minimize damage to the mechanism in case of a problem. Check to make sure the switches have ope...
by AJM
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Slice and upload with one click
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Slice and upload with one click

When starting to slice, the "Select Template" screen gives option to "Close" or "Slice". It would be really super if there was an addition button called "Slice and upload" which slices, then uploads the gcode to the default printer. This saves having to click ...
by AJM
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Safety check for stuck sensor switch
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Safety check for stuck sensor switch

The Y-axis home sensor got stuck in closed position on my N2, so the printer started printing from the wrong position and caused a damage. Not sure if this is a software or firmware change, but it would be good if a check can be put in place for all these sensors to make sure the state changes to &q...
by AJM
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Deleting the delete confirmation in IdeaMaker
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Deleting the delete confirmation in IdeaMaker

Deleting an object on the print bed always require an "OK" confirmation which is a pain.
It would be nice if it did not ask it because there is not much sense in doing this extra work.
You can always Undo or control-Z to recover the object, so why make us go through the extra step?
by AJM
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay
Replies: 22
Views: 5601

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay

Vicky, look at the picture you sent, then look at this part of the same figure 3. 4606ff77-50d3-437b-9300-3e6f0f38a1f6.png Your picture shows which orientation is correct, and the connector key lines-up. The slot on the male connector is on the top and the female connector on the left also has the k...
by AJM
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay
Replies: 22
Views: 5601

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay

Please confirm that it is run-out sensor that is defective and not the thermal protector. This is because the instruction for the thermal protector which you linked seems to be wrong. Figure 3 shows how to orient the connectors, yet the second part of the same figure shows the male connector reverse...
by AJM
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: [FEATURE][IM-3.0.4]Temperature Control List format change
Replies: 1
Views: 271

[FEATURE][IM-3.0.4]Temperature Control List format change

Title: Temperature Control List Description: Change in the format Version: 3.0.4 Operation System: Windows10 Reason: Easier entry, easier reading, and making more sense The "Temperature Control List" is a nice feature, but it is not easy to use and a pain to read it easily. 1. The layer sh...
by AJM
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Importing filament profile
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Importing filament profile

If I change a nozzle from, say, .4mm to 1mm, then I have to change the Printer Type profile to match its Nozzle Diameter. In fact there is a problem in that the same diameter applies to both nozzles even when 2 extruders are specified. It would be easier if the setting was in the filament profile be...
by AJM
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Obj file not rendering correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Obj file not rendering correctly

Title: Obj file not rendering correctly Description: Obj file not rendering correctly Version: 3.0.4 Beta Language: English Operation System: Windows 10 GPU: n/a 32bit or 64bit: 64bit Screen Resolution: n/a How to trigger the bug: Open thing_v2.obj from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2687241/#fil...
by AJM
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Importing filament profile
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Importing filament profile

It appears that ideaMaker still does not easily support changing physical nozzle sizes (like 1mm and 2mm nozzles). So I create a new printer type with all the same values as the standard N2, but with different nozzle sizes. Problem #1: None of the filament profiles show up. Okay, the extrusion width...
by AJM
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: automatic shutdown at end of print
Replies: 25
Views: 2029

Re: automatic shutdown at end of print

For about the same price as Fritzdect200 you could get an old Vera (or most any) home controller and a smart outlet. Each additional outlet is about $30, so it immediately becomes cheaper when used with more than one printer. It does not have the problem of unwanted shutdown (like during firmware up...
by AJM
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image

I could not get around the error message without moving the whole object back without the XY bounds. . It should not generate that message for XY out-of-bound when it is below the bed. It is convenient to just print the top portion of an object when a print fails, because then I can lower the alread...
by AJM
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image

Negative Z is okay. It is the X and Y that is wrong. If you take your example boat and move it so that the chimney is at the very corner and the boat body is outside the bed, then lower the boat below the bed so that only the chimney is above the bed, then that should slice even if the boat body is ...
by AJM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Indication of currently printing file
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Indication of currently printing file

In the touch panel menu, Print, where the files are listed, it would be nice if it highlighted the currently printing (or last printed, if not currently printing) file. It is easy to forget which file is being printed when it could have come from local storage, USB, or SD card. Even if you print onl...
by AJM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Zoom origin
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Zoom origin

In CAD and other programs that zoom image, it usually use the mouse pointer as the origin. This is not the case with ideaMaker. It would be nice if ideaMaker did the same. Point first using the mouse pointer to where you want the center of the zoom to take place, then use the mouse scroll wheel. Thi...
by AJM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: automatic shutdown at end of print
Replies: 25
Views: 2029

Re: automatic shutdown at end of print

I use Vera home controller and Z-Wave outlet, so I turn the printer power off when its wattage falls below 33W for more than a minute. It is an easy solution and all my printers are controlled that way -- since none of them have automatic power-off. :-( The good part about this is that it can also n...
by AJM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DYZE Filament Sentinel
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: DYZE Filament Sentinel

Another approach is to use the guts from a laser mouse. No physical contact required. It even works with transparent filament. That also provides an option to plug it into Touch Controller's USB port rather than using the motion controller, which means it is easily relocatable to the top of the mach...
by AJM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Please DONT turn off extruder heater after loading
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: Please DONT turn off extruder heater after loading

I just wanted to say that this new feature has been of great help in the new firmware. It is saving me a lot of time now. Thanks!
by AJM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image

If I am printing a pyramid with a negative Z-offset to print just the top portion of it, error message of "Model out of range..." prevents it from being sliced if the bottom portion is out of the bed plate (in X or Y direction, by moving to the side) even though that part is not being prin...
by AJM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: IdeaMaker: contents of the data file?
Replies: 20
Views: 2642

Re: IdeaMaker: contents of the data file?

I would suggest eliminating the data file in the first place. Having a separate data file is a hassle when automating the process using scripts and Raise3D is one of the few that has this 2-file system. Using just one file for the gcode also makes it more compatible with other slicer and printer. Th...

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