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DeX
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IM saved project

Postby DeX » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:44 am

The most important thing in preparing for print is what? That's right, the scenario of slicing the model.
And it’s very convenient to save cutting settings together with the project file.

Felix_M
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Re: IM saved project

Postby Felix_M » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:30 am

Hi

Yes, this Feature would be very useful. I am searching for this too.

For now i am exporting the template and save it in the same folder as the idea file.

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: IM saved project

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:53 pm

Not only idea file has the printing template information in it. Gcode file now also has printing settings inside as well.
And Pre-Layer and Pre-Group settings are saved in Project file.

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Re: IM saved project

Postby Felix_M » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:41 am

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Not only idea file has the printing template information in it. Gcode file now also has printing settings inside as well.
And Pre-Layer and Pre-Group settings are saved in Project file.


I think that's not right.

Sure the gcode file have the information inside (Plain text opened via editor)

But the idea file don't have the template information.

I did a quick test...

1. Opened Software and imported a model
2. Made a new template for this model and sliced it
3. Saved gcode and idea file

So far so good

Now i deleted the template and closed ideaMaker, started again and opened the idea file. Now, the template for this idea file didn't show up anymore.

Okay, yes and no.
The idea file have the information of printing template inside... but only if the template is still present.

The only safe way is to save all files (gcode, idea and template) seperately in one folder.

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: IM saved project

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:48 pm

Gcode file does have template slicing settings information inside.
You can test with Import button under Manage Templates, you will see .gcode, .data and .bin files are all acceptable file type to import slicing settings.
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We also mentioned this in release notes for version 3.3.0.
https://www.raise3d.com/news/ideamaker- ... ase-notes/

DeX
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Re: IM saved project

Postby DeX » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:55 pm

ok, Vicky, gcode has it. And how I could use it? I want to open a *. idea file and start to edit slice options. (the only thing is IM do - choose last used template). (need to double-check it)
For now I save the template with the printed model... so i could you use it in the next year or such..

I think the S3D has what i'm talking about. You know?

Felix_M
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Re: IM saved project

Postby Felix_M » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:36 pm

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Gcode file does have template slicing settings information inside.
You can test with Import button under Manage Templates, you will see .gcode, .data and .bin files are all acceptable file type to import slicing settings.
Screenshot_20190829114456.png


We also mentioned this in release notes for version 3.3.0.
https://www.raise3d.com/news/ideamaker- ... ase-notes/


Hi Vicky

Ok, i didn't know about .data and .gcode import funktion. This works very fine. So i can use a gcode file and get the (template) settings.

But what about if this template were imported automatically with the .idea file like in Simplify3D for example?!

They use .factory files to save all infomation about the process.

So if i open a .factory file later, i have my model and templates automatically imported (even if i deleted the stl or my templates)

I think this describes what "DeX" mentioned.

This function would be very nice for the workflow with ideaMaker.


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