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Assambly in IdeaMaker

Postby Timon » Sun May 27, 2018 11:38 pm

Hello everybody,

I am new to the world of Raise3D printers and the IdeaMaker software. Therefore I read though the IdeaMaker user manual, and though I would have found the answer to my question in the section "multiple extruders". What I want to do, is have a part printed with two different materials. As far as I understood the section in the user manual on page 46 and 47 (see quoted below + screen shots), I need to have two different part files and insert them into the IdeaMaker as .stl files. So far so good. Now the user manual says to assemble the different models. How do I do this? I could not find tools to help me assemble any parts in the IdeaMaker, and the user manual does not mention any either. It just shows a picture of how this is done (dragon + stone).

I would appreciate any help and hints.

Thank you,
Timon

Section of the user manual:
"If you want to print a multiple-filament model, you need to set the extruders print different part of the model, and then assembling the model."
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Re: Assambly in IdeaMaker

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Mon May 28, 2018 7:06 am

There has a button called "Align Together" under Move. Which can align mul-prints, as long as they have the same origin point.
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Re: Assambly in IdeaMaker

Postby DrewPetitclerc » Wed May 30, 2018 6:06 pm

A quick tip.
In whatever CAD system you use to create your parts and assembly, usually individual parts will have their own unique zero origin location and this can lead to them not aligning the way you expect in IdeaMaker.
if you can in your preferred CAD system having the assembly open and suppressing all other parts but one, then saving that out as an STL file it will have the assembly zero origin, then suppress that part and un-suppress a different part and saving again as a different STL that part will have the assembly zero origin.....repeat for all parts in assembly, then all your STL files will have the common assembly origin and will align in IdeaMaker as needed.
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Re: Assambly in IdeaMaker

Postby Timon » Wed May 30, 2018 11:55 pm

DrewPetitclerc you are awesome! This is a wonderful piece of information. I tried it and it seems to work beautifully.
Thank you.

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Re: Assambly in IdeaMaker

Postby DrewPetitclerc » Thu May 31, 2018 6:12 pm

Timon wrote:DrewPetitclerc you are awesome! This is a wonderful piece of information. I tried it and it seems to work beautifully.
Thank you.

You are very welcome, I'm always willing to help with CAD issues.
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