ideaMaker 3.3.0.2343 gouging

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catiauser
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ideaMaker 3.3.0.2343 gouging

Postby catiauser » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:10 pm

Since updating to 3.3.0.2343 I've had a problem printing. It appear as if the nozzle is lowered and gouges the last layer. Went on my old XP pc and with an older version and it was fine, I tried to reinstall to old version and it still gouged. I looked through the Gcode and noticed first the amount of extra data it now carries

;Data start:39340:9b351781dfaed1f2a6a4e36175e7d2dc
;SURFQSAtIFBSSU5UREFUQUlZDHzi6E17riyBkcQfrmfL9Vk3/oB8PwDO6NVASnsUvw5gPcCjsX01wDE
;enAVH6+aGODd1qBk/Uc/oxk1Ke3WMbUlR5NHwCWyvcUHMahOf5etZNgyofD8jz5GVTVl7FO9vT17kz/

and so on

but then a few z changes which I assumed were Z hops which I didn't use. I looked in ideaMaker and there was "Z Hop at Retraction" set at 0,2 mm I set it to "0" and it's fine?

Surely "Z Hop at Retraction" should lift it not drop it?

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Re: ideaMaker 3.3.0.2343 gouging

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:48 pm

Although we name it as Z Hop, it won't move the nozzles physically off, but drop the print bed down. As nozzles are fixed on extruder on gantry, which is fixed not possible to move up. But print bed is able to move in Z axes to any value you set.
If you don't need Z Hop, you can edit the value to be 0. There won't have Z Hop in your prints any more.

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Re: ideaMaker 3.3.0.2343 gouging

Postby catiauser » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:54 pm

I'm printing on a Geeetech A30 so it's the nozzle moving for me. Have to say I tried 3 other Slicers before ideaMaker and other than this glitch it has been easily the best Slicer for me and the A30.
Why is it now saving all the data in the .GCode file?
Thanks for a great product.

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Re: ideaMaker 3.3.0.2343 gouging

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:12 am

Well, it is from some customers requests before. They want to import print settings directly from .gcode file instead of .data file. Because sometimes, people don't keep .data file.

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Re: ideaMaker 3.3.0.2343 gouging

Postby catiauser » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:45 pm

Ok thanks Vicky


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