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4.5.4. Sequential Printing

Sequential Printing with this function enabled, ideaMaker will print one object at a time. The print head will stay around the printing area to print one of the objects from the print. The build plate keeps moving down until print is completed, at which time the print head will move to the next object’s printing area and home the build plate to start printing the next object. You can enable this feature under Prepare to Slice > Sequential Printing.

Note: This function only works for single extruder. The models’ maximum Z height cannot be greater than Gantry Height, and the spacing between models cannot exceed the Clearance Settings.

Gantry Height refers to the distance between nozzle and crossing rods.

See Chapter 8 for details of Clearance Settings for sequential Printing.

Figure 1: Gantry Height.


Auto-Update Printing Priority with this function enabled, ideaMaker will automatically calculate the printing priority of arranged models.

You can also adjust the printing order by dragging the model’s up or down manually.

Note: This function only works when Allow Custom Printing in Sequential Printing is enabled. To avoid collision, we recommend enabling the function of Validate Printing Priority before Slicing if you want to manually arrange the printing order.

Allow Custom Printing in Sequential Printing refers that with this function enabled, you can arrange printing order of the models manually.

Figure 2: "Allow Custom Printing in Sequential Printing" enabled in Printer Settings.


Figure 3: "Allow Custom Printing in Sequential Printing" disabled in Printer Settings.


Validate Printing Priority before Slicing refers that with this function enabled, ideaMaker will check whether the printing order of the model is valid or not.

With Raise3D N series and Pro2 series printers, the printing priority should be from right to left and back to front when aligned.

With the Raise3D E2 printer, the printing priority should be from front to back and right to left when aligned.

This is to avoid collisions when pausing, resuming or recovering from power loss. And it is recommended validating the printing priority with Raise3D printers.


Figure 4: "Auto-Update Printing Priority" enabled.


Figure 5: "Auto-Update Printing Priority" disabled.


Show Sequence Number with this function enabled, ideaMaker will designate each model’s printing sequence number.

Arrange All Models refers to arranging the models automatically when printing several models in one time.

Note: Models will be arranged according to print head occupied area. You can also arrange models position under the Move tab.

Slice refers to Slicing model to get .GCode file and .data file.

Note: After clicking Slice button, ideaMaker will slice model immediately and it will not show advanced settings. If you need edit other settings, please click the Start button or the Slice icon above.

Figure 6: Enable the function of "Show Sequence Number".


Added Sequential Printing information on Home page and Camera page under Remote Control. (It can only work properly with RaiseTouch version 1.2.0 or higher.)

It can show that the print is currently under sequential printing mode, which object it is currently printing, how many objects in total it needs to print and the name of the next object.

Note: If the .gcode file is generated by 3rd party slicing software, the Sequential Printing Mode won’t be shown in ideaMaker remote control page or on touchscreen.

During Sequential Printing, the printing information shown on the touchscreen will still be the information for the whole print job (not the individual model).

Time Est. shows the remaining time to complete the whole print, how much of the whole print has been already completed (not one single object).

Current shows the name of the print file.


Figure 7: Touch Screen interface when Sequential Printing.


Sequential Printing Mode (02/13) Will only print one object at a time and will display the height for the active model. The height is the only data that is listed for the individual model as opposed to the whole print. 02 refers to the current printing numerical number, 13 refers to the printing models total quantity.

Object Name refers to the name of current printing model.


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