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8.2. Advanced Settings

Step-E per MM refers to the steps required to extrude 1mm filament.

Note: Set Step-E per MM as 0, the command of M92 will not be added into the sliced G-Code files, and it will be set as MCB firmware default value during printing.

X-axis compensation refers to model size compensation in X axis.

For example, the model’s design size is 100mm, but the printed model’s measured size is 102mm, that means the X-axis compensation is 100mm/102mm*100%=98.04%.

Y-axis compensation refers to model size compensation in Y axis.

For example, the model’s design size is 100mm, but the printed model’s measured size is 98mm, that means the Y-axis compensation is 100mm/98mm*100%=102.04%.

Note: Dimensional deviation may be caused by filament flowrate, mechanical deviation (such as belt tension) and so on. This function only works for XY axis mechanical deviation.


Change GCode E length by multiplying filament flowrate refers that with this function enabled, the global flowrate will not be controlled by code M221 anymore but always keeps at 100%. The E value in the G-Code file will be edited directly, so that the motion board doesn’t need to calculate flowrate.

 

Independent Dual Extrusion means that with this function enabled, ideaMaker will allow printing with duplication and mirror mode.

Note: The printer should have at least two print heads for this feature. For Raise3D printers, only E2 printers can enable this function.

 

Confirm Using Raft if Size is more than with this function enabled, ideaMaker will automatically measure the model’s width and depth and print with a raft if it is bigger than set value.

Note: The default value is 150mm.

 

Confirm Using Raft if Printing Mode is Duplication or Mirror with this function enabled, ideaMaker will automatically printing raft when the duplication or mirror mode is selected.

 

Wait for Heating at Extruder Switch – when this function is enabled, the system will wait for heating to the target temperature for switching extruders.

Note: This function is required to be checked for Raise3D E2 printers, otherwise it will cause incorrect behaviors in dual extrusion prints.

 

Relative Extrusion – when this function is enabled, the system will output relative E values instead of absolute values in the G-Code files. And custom GCode settings like Extruder Switch GCode, Layer Change GCode and Retraction GCode will always be set to absolute mode before writing Custom GCode.

Note: 1. This function works only for third-party printers.

2.Make sure the printer firmware supports the relative extrusion before using this function.


Firmware Retraction with this function enabled, the retraction and restart commands of G1 will be replaced by G10/G11.

Note: 1. This function works only for third-party printers.

2.Make sure the printer firmware supports the firmware retraction before using this function.

 

Reset GCode E length on Layer Change means that when this function is enabled, ideaMaker will reset the E value when changing the layers in the G-Code file, while avoiding the overflow issue in some firmware.

Note: This function works only for third-party printers.


Belt Printer

The bed of the printer is a belt, and you can print objects that theoretically can stretch a certain distance, as long as you have space and can continue to feed filaments to it.

Note: This function works only for third-party printers which has a belt.


Custom GCode:

Omit RaiseTouch Specified GCode refers that with this function enabled, ideaMaker will avoid outputting M1001, M1002 and M2000 for third-party printers, and instead of alternate GCode set as Figure 1. It will not output if there is no alternate GCode.

M1001 refers to the End of Start GCode.

M1002 refers to the Beginning of End GCode.

M2000 refers to the Pause at Height GCode.

Figure 1: The Advanced tab under Printer Settings.


Data File:

Output Data File with this function enabled, ideaMaker will not export Data file, and it will lead to that the models preview images can’t be displayed in touchscreen.

Add Content of Data File into GCode File refers that with this function enabled, the information of .data files will be add into .gcode file, and .gcode file can be import into ideaMaker as a template slicing file.

Note: For third-party printer, it is recommended that this option can be turned off to improve compatibility.

Thumbnail refers to the image size displayed on touch screen.

Note: The larger the thumbnail, the more memory it takes up.


Gcode Thumbnails for OctoPrint and Mainsail with this function enabled, the model’s thumbnail will be added into .gcode file when upload the gcode to OctoPrint or Mainsail.


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