IdeaMaker Supports so close together?

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IdeaMaker Supports so close together?

Postby jerteach » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:39 am

My brand new stock N2 can bridge about 50 mm without a problem, so why is the IdeaMake auto generated supports so close together?

Both methods to auto-generate supports (interactive or slicer), default to really close together supports. I am looking into more control using the slicer method.


Looks like if I switch from Lines --> Grid and infil % from 30% --> 6%

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Then I get more of what I am looking for



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P.S. Using the interactive method has anyone found a way to lasso multiple supports for deletion or do we have to click on each one to delete it?
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Re: IdeaMaker Supports so close together?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:13 am

I'm so sorry, but if you refer to the support pillars in Manual Support, you can only delete them one at one time with one click.

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Re: IdeaMaker Supports so close together?

Postby jerteach » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:40 pm

My supports testing above miserably failed because my Horizontal Offset was still at the default 0.75 mm.

Here are the new supports settings I am testing.


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Makes a support grid about 10 mm apart. Anyone else have any luck with different styles of support structures?
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Re: IdeaMaker Supports so close together?

Postby walshlg » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:03 pm

fwiw I always place supports manually, EXCEPT for large flat areas, since it is so dependent on material temperature and geometry

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Re: IdeaMaker Supports so close together?

Postby jerteach » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:58 am

Here is what I have been doing for a few years. Using grid style supports instead of a raft to cut down on the amount of filament printed and using elephant feet to really attach the corners to reduce warping. Less filament, easier removal, less warping. Just cause I can do it on another 3D Printer doesn't mean I can do it yet on the Raise3D, but this print worked nicely. Just have to wait until Monday to see if it detaches easily.

The full print is a case for the Raspberry PI 3 with touch screen.

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