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    Ideamaker or Cura?

    I am trying out a print on Ideamaker ,have been using Cura.Which do you like better?

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    Here's the first print l made on Ideamaker.It turned out pretty good,had some stringing.I had flow set to 96 ,does that seem the major problem?https://ibb.co/eDWkJw

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    I have not made up my mind yet, Thou Cura is used the most.

    Each slicer has it's own features that I find come in handy so I have them All.
    Order in which I use slicers
    Cura 15.04.6 ; easiest to operate
    Cura 2.7 ; Different layer Height in single Model
    Meshmixer ; Manual placing of supports
    Slic3r
    ..........Ect

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    never heard of ideamaker, have to have a look.

    Glad it's not just me, I don't think the latest cura is particularly user friendly.

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    im aggree i think most people or 3d pritner are using cura as well right?

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    I did some testing using idealMaker, was testing for another forum user model was a tube with 8 support ears.

    Holder_Lower.stl

    When sliced the ears are detached from the model, could not determine how to slice with idealMaker so the ears were connected.

    idealMaker Slice
    Slice2.jpg

    Slicing works in Cura.

    Cura 15.04.6 Slice
    Image2.jpg

    Would still like to determine what setting would be needed in IdealMaker to correctly slice the model.
    Last edited by Roberts_Clif; 10-20-2017 at 10:03 AM.

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    Thanks RC, for posting that. For that reason, I don't like ideamaker , and to note S3D has the same issue. (I have to create a forum post over there on S3D to discuss ). I moved to Cura 3.0 and I am very happy. My latest print came out better than the S3D version.

    So for now, Cura for me. (the UI is not so bad that you cannot get use to it )

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    They released Cura 3.0.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberts_Clif View Post
    They released Cura 3.0.3
    Went to it yesterday. I like what it does. Made some prints BETTER than the S3D version. Very impressed.

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    Have you tried a print with infill twice as thick as the shell yet.

    You get a really smooth finish ( outer shell ) print with half the print time, and the strength by using the thicker infill layers.

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