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by Patronus
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 3.5.2 Release Notes
Replies: 11
Views: 3250

Re: ideaMaker 3.5.2 Release Notes

Thanks Vicky. It will be good if that number is a variable that we can adjust, at least in my opinion.
by Patronus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 3.5.2 Release Notes
Replies: 11
Views: 3250

Re: ideaMaker 3.5.2 Release Notes

Vicky, I see there's a new feature called "Overhangs Shells Detection". What is considered an overhang? Is it anything over a certain number of degrees? Of so, can this value be adjusted? For instance at 45 degrees I may not want to use this feature but at 55 degrees I may want to.
by Patronus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Global z-offset not working as expected
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Global z-offset not working as expected

Hi Vicky, here is the gcode.
by Patronus
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Global z-offset not working as expected
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Global z-offset not working as expected

Vicky?
by Patronus
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Global z-offset not working as expected
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Global z-offset not working as expected

I want to move away from Buildtak for many reasons so I started printing with the Wham Bam system recently. I also got myself a sheet of high-temp glass 3mm thick. There's a 2.2mm difference in thickness between these two so I thought that I could compensate for it using the global z-offset, in othe...
by Patronus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Feature Requests, Ideas, Wishes
Topic: Gradient infill
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: Gradient infill

I also saw this video and thought it was a brilliant idea. I'd be very interested in this feature since my prints are all destined for end-use where I need the maximum strength per gram of material. I can imagine it's difficult to implement especially in 3 dimensions and may cause some artifacts but...
by Patronus
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Feature Requests, Ideas, Wishes
Topic: Prime blob suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 2067

Prime blob suggestion

Ideamaker's filament prime function (prime blob) works OK most of the time but does cause issues. It is very untidy and has caused a few failed first layers in the past when it gets dragged along with the print. Why not use a prime line like Simplify3d? Or even better - the Markforged solution which...
by Patronus
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Thinking about bailing on the Pro2Plus.... just cant keep fixing it.
Replies: 12
Views: 3268

Re: Thinking about bailing on the Pro2Plus.... just cant keep fixing it.

No response from Raise3d on any of this??
by Patronus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: 1st Model Layer after support
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: 1st Model Layer after support

There's usually one or more empty layers between the top of the support and the base of the supported part (to keep the support from fusing with the part) so the first layer above the support won't be nicely squashed flat like all the other layers.
by Patronus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Use both extruders for large prints (and LED question)
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Re: Use both extruders for large prints (and LED question)

There's unfortunately no automated way to switch from one extruder to the next when filament runs out. It would be a useful feature though especially since these machines are often used for large prints. I think others have asked for the same feature before.
by Patronus
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Dual Extrusion via IdeaMaker... SUCKS
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Dual Extrusion via IdeaMaker... SUCKS

Exactly.
by Patronus
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Issues with the Pro2 Series
Replies: 8
Views: 3633

Re: Issues with the Pro2 Series

I guess it all depends on your definition of "tinkering". If you mean tuning for better print results or for new filaments types, unless you buy a closed system printer like Markforged or Zortrax you will often tune the (software) print settings to get the best results, especially with new...
by Patronus
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Dual Extrusion via IdeaMaker... SUCKS
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Dual Extrusion via IdeaMaker... SUCKS

I have also found IM less than intuitive for dual extrusion, especially if you mix and match materials all the time like I do. In the end I can get most things done with IM (Vicky has been great in giving advice) but duel extrusion handling doesn't feel slick and efficient in my opinion. What I woul...
by Patronus
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PLEASE HELP with ASA
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Re: PLEASE HELP with ASA

Dave, the type of build plate you use (glass in this case) has no effect on the print quality, just on bed adhesion. Your problem in my opinion is extrusion related. Ramming the nozzle into the glass is unlikely to damage the structure or mechanics of the machine, and even if it did it would not aff...
by Patronus
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Serious blobbing with ABS
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: Serious blobbing with ABS

No this wasn't completely resolved. I tried tuning my settings for days and the best I could do in the end was to dial the jerk and speed settings way down, which made a difference. But the underlying issue is still there. In Raise3D's defense, it's very hard to get rid of the seam on a cylindrical ...
by Patronus
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Ideamaker Support Structures Not Generating Properly
Replies: 18
Views: 2775

Re: Ideamaker Support Structures Not Generating Properly

I attach the model that I used in my example.
by Patronus
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PLEASE HELP with ASA
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Re: PLEASE HELP with ASA

This does not look normal at all. I print ASA (Formfutura Apollo X) all the time and it comes out almost flawlessly. In my experience regular ABS settings will take you 95% there. Your settings appear ok from what I can tell. What are your nozzle settings and extrusion width? What is the size of the...
by Patronus
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Ideamaker Support Structures Not Generating Properly
Replies: 18
Views: 2775

Re: Ideamaker Support Structures Not Generating Properly

Vicky, I have the same issue where Ideamaker doesn't correctly auto-create support for floating features no matter how small I make the pillars. I'm not willing to drop support angle down to 30 degrees to compensate for this error when other slicers allow me to print at 55 - 60 degrees with support ...
by Patronus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pro2 Printing from Filament Dryer
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Pro2 Printing from Filament Dryer

My Pro2 Plus has two inlet holes close to the bottom of the side door through which the filament can enter from an external dryer. Doesn't your Pro2 also have those holes? In my experience the inside of the Pro2 becomes something of a filament dryer itself when printing. I dry my filaments externall...
by Patronus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: How to print with different nozzle sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: How to print with different nozzle sizes

Vicky, it works a bit differently than I'm used to but should solve my problem. Thanks!

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