Force Retraction On Layer Change refers that the retraction will automatically be triggered when the current layer print completes and the next layer starts.
Force Retraction Before Traveling to Outer Shell refers that the reaction will automatically be triggered before the extruder start move to outer shell.
Avoid Retraction at Start means that when this function is enabled, the retraction will not trigger when the extruder finishes the Start G-Code and travels to the models.
Avoid Retraction Inside Model refers to disabling retraction when printing the inner structures of the model.
Enable Retraction at Bottom and Top of models refers that with this function enabled the retraction will be triggered at model’s top and bottom layers even if the retractions are disabled inside models.
Bottom Layers refers to the number of bottom solid layers in which retraction will be enabled.
Top Layers refers to the number of top solid layers in which retraction will be enabled.
（2） Avoid Traveling Through Holes with this function enabled the print head will travel over the part to prevent stinging on the inside of hole features
Enable Maximum Travel Path Length with this function enabled, the extruder will move through the hole directly, if the travel path length of move around the hole is longer than the maximum value.
Maximum Travel Path Length refers to the multiplier of the length of the straight line move through the hole.
Note: Set Maximum Travel Path Length to be 100% to disable this function.
Force Retraction if Travel Length Exceed with this function enabled, the extruder will retract if the length of travel path which moved around the holes is longer than the defined value.
Note: Set Force Retraction if Travel Length Exceed to be 0mm to disable this function.
Stop printing Wipe Wall and Wipe Tower if only one extrude is used in remaining task and the other extruder(s) will cooling down ideaMaker will detect how many extruders will be used in the remaining printing task, if it only uses one extruder, it will not print wipe wall and wipe tower any more, and it will stop heating the useless extruder.
Enable Wipe Wall means when printing a model with dual-extrusion, a nozzle will print a few extra shells around the model. This wipe wall will help to clean the nozzle while printing.
Wipe Wall Mode refers to the printing mode of Wipe Wall.
Interlaced the Wipe Wall loops printed by different extruders are printed in interlaced layers, which may lead to poor adhesion for different filaments.
Nested the Wipe Wall loops printed by different extruders are printed in different loops in the same layer, and the loops printed by the same extruder will be placed in the same loop index in vertical direction.
Figure 1: Two printing mode of Wipe Wall.
Figure 2: "Wipe Wall Mode" set to "Interlaced".
Figure 3: "Wipe Wall Mode" set to "Nested".
Wipe Wall Offset refers to the distance between the outline of the model and the wipe wall.
Wipe Wall Angle refers to the maximum allowed angle change which the wipe wall will generate (from 0 to 90).
Figure 4: "Wipe Wall Angle" set to 90.
Figure 5: "Wipe Wall Angle" set to 0.
Wipe Wall Loop Lines refers to the quantity of the shells of wipe wall.
Figure 6: "Wipe Wall Loop Lines" set to 1.
Figure 7: "Wipe Wall Loop Lines" set to 2.
Wipe Wall Type refers to the shape of the wipe wall shells. The primary difference is the distance of model and wipe wall.
Contoured is the one which is closest to the origin model shape. Water fall is the type which will follow the origin shape, but a vertical drop if the lower structure is narrow that the above one. Vertical will find the widest part of the model and generate a vertical type wipe wall.
Figure 8: Select a Wipe Wall for your model.
Figure 9: "Wipe Wall Type" set to "Contoured".
Figure 10: "Wipe Wall Type" set to "WaterFall".
Figure 11: "Wipe Wall Type" set to "Vertical".
Wipe Wall Speed refers to the printing speed for wipe wall.
Wipe Tower refers to a block created outside of the model which is used for wiping the nozzle which is going to start print.
Wipe Tower Mode refers to the printing mode of Wipe Tower.
Interlaced the Wipe Tower extruded by different extruders are printed in interlaced layers, and it may lead to poor adhesion for different filaments.
Nested the Wipe Tower extruded by different extruders are printed in different loops in the same layer, and the loops printed by the same extruder will be placed in the same loop index in vertical direction.
Multiple the Wipe Tower printed by different extruders are printed multiple towers. It brings better adhesion for different filaments but consumes more filaments.
Figure 12: Three Wipe Tower modes.
Figure 13："Wipe Tower Mode" set to " Interlaced".
Figure 14: "Wipe Wall Mode" set to "Nested".
Figure 15: "Wipe Wall Mode" set to "Multiple".
Wipe Tower Shape refers to the shape of Wipe Tower.
Figure 16: Two Wipe Tower shapes.
Figure 17: "Wipe Tower Shape" set to "Rectangle".
Figure 18: "Wipe Tower Shape" set to "Circle".
Wipe Tower Minimal Volume refers to the minimal required extrusion amount in the per-layer of wipe tower for each extruder.
Note: Wipe Tower Minimal Volume only works when Wipe Tower Mode is Nested.
Wipe Tower Width refers to width of the wipe tower.
Wipe Tower Infill Ratio refers to the density of wipe tower structure.
Wipe Tower Speed refers to the printing speed for wipe tower.
Placed at the Fixed Position of the plate refers to with this function enabled Wipe Tower’s position would be fixed as Figure 19.
Wipe Tower Fixed Position X refers to the position in X direction.
Wipe Tower Fixed Position Y refers to the position in Y direction as Figure 20.
Figure 19: Wipe Tower Fixed Position settings.
Figure 20: Placed at the Fixed of the Platform enabled.
Wipe Tower Offset X refers to the distance between Wipe Tower and the model in the direction of X.
Wipe Tower Offset Y refers to the distance between Wipe Tower and the model in the direction of Y.
Figure 21: Wipe Tower X/Y offsets.
Figure 22: Wipe Tower and Wipe wall.
Figure 23: Ooze Tab.