4.2.8. Modifier

: Modify the settings for parts of the model or choose one model as support base for other models.

Click Add Modifier models or primitives or "+" button to add another model (model 1) as shown in Figure 1. Click "-" icon to delete selected modifiers. Click "Edit" icon to edit modifiers’ name.

Figure 1: Add Modifier.


(1) Change setting of overlap with parent model

Change setting of overlap with parent model refers to ideaMaker can adjust the slice setting of overlapped parts. Click "+" icon to add slice settings, like layer, infill and support as in Figure 2. Click "-" icon to delete selected settings. For example, we set the infill density to 50%. Then slice model, you will see it as Figure 3.

Figure 2: Change settings of overlap with parent model.


Figure 3: Add settings you want to modify for the overlapped parts.


Figure 4: Change setting of overlap with parent model enabled.


Merge Modifiers Shells with Parent Model refers that with this function enabled, ideaMaker will merge the Modifiers and Parent Model in case any imperfection is left on prints.

For example, if the Shells in the main template is 2, but it is 3 in Modifier Settings, ideaMaker will print the first two shell loops with the same settings, but print the 3rd shell loop individually for Modifier Settings.

Note: This function only works for the Modifiers and Parent Model’s first few shell loops with the same settings. And this option is disabled by default.

Figure 5: Merge Modifiers Shells with Parent Model.


Figure 6: "Merge Modifiers Shells with Parent Model" enabled.


Figure 7: "Merge Modifiers Shells with Parent Model" disabled.


(2) Support Structures

Support Structures ideaMaker will print the modifier as the support structures of the parent model. Click "+" icon to add slice settings as shown in Figure 9. For example, we set support ratio to 100%. Then slice model as shown in Figure 10.

Modifier support settings with this function enabled, ideaMaker will use specified settings for supports generated by this model.

Figure 8: Support Structures.


Figure 9: Edit settings.


Figure 10: Preview the model.


(3) Don’t Support at overlap with parent model

Don’t Support at overlap with parent model refers that the area where the parent model overlaps with the modifiers does not generate support as shown in Figure 11.

Figure 11: Enabled the function of “Don’t Support at overlap with parent model”.

 

(4) Remove the overlap regions (experimental)

Remove the overlap regions refers that the area where the parent model overlaps with the modifiers will not be generated as shown in Figure 12.


Figure 12: Enabled the function of “Remove the overlap regions”.

 

(5) Keep the overlap regions only (experimental)

Keep the overlap regions only refers that only the area of the parent model overlaps with the modifiers is generated as shown in Figure 13.

 


Figure 13: Enabled the function of “Keep the overlap regions only”.

 

Note: Recreate Support after Modifier Boolean Operation will affect support structures, see Chapter 5.1.3.5 for details of Recreate Support after Modifier Boolean Operation.

 

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