Different settings for same filament on different printers

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doctorzoidberg
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Different settings for same filament on different printers

Postby doctorzoidberg » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:17 pm

Hello!

I have multiple printers I have profiles setup for in Ideamaker, on which I print a lot of the same filament on the different printers. I am wondering if there is a way to have different values for a filament depending what filament is selected?

What I would ideally like to be able to do something like the following:

- Have Printer A configured in Ideamaker
- Have Printer B configured in Ideamaker
- Have Filament A configured in Ideamaker

- When I am slicing with a profile for Printer A/Filament A combination, have something like the flow rate at 100%.
- When I am slicing with a profile for Printer B/Filament A combination have the flow rat at 95%

Is this possible with Ideamaker? I didn't get any way to accomplish this, whenever filament changes are made they affect both printers if using the same Filament in Ideamaker.

I assume the only way to accomplish this is to have copies of the Filament named with the printer name in it? That is definitely clunky so I am hoping that's not the only way. Ideally I would love for it to follow the mental model of what we are doing in the real world. As in, I an printing on Printer B and Filament A is loaded into the machine so I choose Printer B and Filament A in the slicer.

The real benefit would be to not have to set these settings for EVERY profile for that specific filament for a given machine, that way if you want to modify something you do it globally for all your profile (with the ability to override them in the specific profile as needed).

Hope that makes sense. Thanks for your time!

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Steven@Raise3D
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Re: Different settings for same filament on different printers

Postby Steven@Raise3D » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:12 am

doctorzoidberg wrote:Hello!

I have multiple printers I have profiles setup for in Ideamaker, on which I print a lot of the same filament on the different printers. I am wondering if there is a way to have different values for a filament depending what filament is selected?

What I would ideally like to be able to do something like the following:

- Have Printer A configured in Ideamaker
- Have Printer B configured in Ideamaker
- Have Filament A configured in Ideamaker

- When I am slicing with a profile for Printer A/Filament A combination, have something like the flow rate at 100%.
- When I am slicing with a profile for Printer B/Filament A combination have the flow rat at 95%

Is this possible with Ideamaker? I didn't get any way to accomplish this, whenever filament changes are made they affect both printers if using the same Filament in Ideamaker.

I assume the only way to accomplish this is to have copies of the Filament named with the printer name in it? That is definitely clunky so I am hoping that's not the only way. Ideally I would love for it to follow the mental model of what we are doing in the real world. As in, I an printing on Printer B and Filament A is loaded into the machine so I choose Printer B and Filament A in the slicer.

The real benefit would be to not have to set these settings for EVERY profile for that specific filament for a given machine, that way if you want to modify something you do it globally for all your profile (with the ability to override them in the specific profile as needed).

Hope that makes sense. Thanks for your time!


Would you be able to clarify exactly what functionality you are looking for? The way that the software is designed is to have a printer profile with individual templates associated with that printer specifically. Are you looking to use the same filament template across multiple machines?

doctorzoidberg
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Re: Different settings for same filament on different printers

Postby doctorzoidberg » Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:15 pm

Hi Steven,

Yeah I would love to be able to share filament profiles as a lot of the settings that are currently configured there are definitely consistent regardless of what printer is used. For examples:

- Brand
- Name
- Diameter
- Density
- Price

You can also overwrite settings in profiles that use it, which is great, so really what I am looking for is a similar capability to be able to do the same with a printer to filament setting.

Basically, the main setting I would look for is flow rate. In my scenario I have 2 printers with different hotends/extruders that I print the same types of filament for. In my ideal scenario I want to be share everything for a filament that is the same across printers but be able to have specific settings that may differ per printer (but that do NOT change based on different profiles within that printer).

Hope that makes sense.

Thanks!

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: Different settings for same filament on different printers

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:59 pm

The settings you have listed above, Brand, Diameter, Name, Density and Flowrate as well as Override Settings are already in Filament settings. And you can create slicing template under any printer under Slicing linked to the same Filament Settings.
If you need different flowrate settings for the same filament on different printers, the only way to achieve it in ideaMaker will only be have all the rest settings configured in a Filament Template first then Duplicate it and add the other printer's name in template name and modify the flowrate setting only.


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