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by AJM
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image
Replies: 5
Views: 56

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: 56

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: 28

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: 24

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: 13
Views: 301

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: 349

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: 282

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: 56

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: 7
Views: 708

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...
by AJM
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Turn off unnecessary wipe
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Turn off unnecessary wipe

When doing dual-head printing, it would print so much faster without wasting filament and with better quality if wipe wall/tower is disabled when the second filament is no longer used. Perhaps it can be an option, but ideaMaker needs to stop keep doing the wipe once the layer is reached where only o...
by AJM
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Color code XYZ values
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Color code XYZ values

In ideaMaker, doing things like move and rotate shows colored rings that show which axis to move.
However, the values in the box are not colored. It would be so much easier to figure out which axis is which if the box values have matching color.
by AJM
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: auto-height (not auto-level)
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: auto-height (not auto-level)

Ah, so it looks this cannot be done without production change. If hardware change is needed anyway, then perhaps strain gauge can be used. That will detect Z-stop and has an added benefit of detecting object collision and displacement during printing.
by AJM
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: auto-height (not auto-level)
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: auto-height (not auto-level)

If your controller can measure the electrical current then there is an easier way. Why not just lower the head slowly onto the build plate and measure the increase in current when it hits. That requires no switches or physical modifications. Just a small software change. As for software errors, you ...
by AJM
Wed May 17, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: auto-height (not auto-level)
Replies: 4
Views: 667

auto-height (not auto-level)

I use various print surface, so the height has to be adjusted every time. It would be good if the Z-stop switch is moved to above the actual print surface so that it automatically adjusts for the difference in plate thickness. Right now, it measures Z-height of the bottom of the plate which does not...
by AJM
Tue May 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Adjustable bed offset at the printer
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Adjustable bed offset at the printer

It would be useful to have a print-offset screen at the Touch Panel to accept manually entered X and Y +/- coordinates. It should also have the option for the printer to pick a random position that the object can still fit within the print bed. It then offsets the XY in gcode at print time. This has...
by AJM
Fri May 12, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: auto print
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: auto print

The touchscreen delay does not matter. It is the touchscreen that starts the print job, so it obviously knows which file it started printing regardless of where that file came from or what the user manually attempted. What the display shows is not relevant and it obviously does not start a second jo...
by AJM
Thu May 11, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: auto print
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: auto print

Auto-print would be an option chosen by the sender, per file, in ideaMaker upload option. There is no problem choosing which file is printed as the first one that completes the upload starts. Any others coming in will stay in the queue because the printer is no longer free. The printer would be cons...
by AJM
Wed May 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Mouse to navigate Slice Preview
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Mouse to navigate Slice Preview

In ideaMaker, two sliders are used to view layers: one for steps, and the other for layers. You have to select the layer to view, then move the other slider to inspect the steps. This can get tedious for large object. It would be nice if mouse movement can be used to move both sliders by holding dow...
by AJM
Wed May 10, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Filament Monitor / Auto Pause Feature
Replies: 10
Views: 1575

Re: Filament Monitor / Auto Pause Feature

I like the idea of pause-on-filament-out condition. It would be good if can also call a function at that time to perform a user-selected code such as initiating a page, blinking LED, etc. That works best because it can handle running out of filament for either reel. Auto-extruder change would be OK,...
by AJM
Wed May 10, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: auto print
Replies: 8
Views: 750

auto print

It would be nice to have an option to upload-and-print, rather than having to start printing manually. With that option, the print would start immediately after the upload is complete and the printer is free. If not an option, it would be good to follow the standard of starting automatically when fi...

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