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How to Upload the Slice File to the Printer via Internet

  1. When you have successfully sliced the model, you need to import the G-Code file to the printer before you can print the model. You can export the G-Code file to a USB device or SD card, and then import it to the printer.

 

  1. When you use ideaMaker to slice the model, after the slicing is completed, you can directly upload the G-Code file to the printer in ideaMaker, which will simplify your printing process.

 

  1. There are currently three ways to upload slice files to the printer via the Internet:

Option 1: Upload the sliced G-Code file directly to the Raise3D series printer via WLAN.

Option 2: Upload the sliced G-Code file to the RaiseCloud platform.

Option 3: Upload the sliced G-Code file to OctoPrint.

Option 1 Upload the sliced G-Code file directly to the Raise3D series printer via WLAN

1. Make sure your printer and your computer are already on the same network.

  • If you are using a Raise 3D series printer, please check if your printer is connected to the network. Select the “Settings” button in the upper left corner of the screen to enter the setting interface (applicable to all of Raise3D series printers).

    Figure 1 Enter the setting interface

    Figure 1 Enter the setting interface

  • Select the “WLAN” tab. Enable the WLAN, select your network from the list, and enter the password to join the network.

    Figure 2 Connect the printer with your network 1

    Figure 2 Connect the printer with your network

    Figure 2 Connect the printer with your network

2. There are three methods to upload sliced G-Code files in ideaMaker to Raise3D series printer.

 

Method 1 After the model is sliced, click “Upload to Printer” in the “Estimated Print Result” window to upload the G-Code file.

Figure 3 Select “Upload to Printer” in the “Estimated Print Result” window

Figure 3 Select “Upload to Printer” in the “Estimated Print Result” window

 

Method 2 Select “Upload to Printer” in the menu bar of the main interface to export the G-Code file.

 

Figure 4 Select “Upload to Printer” in the menu bar

Figure 4 Select “Upload to Printer” in the menu bar

 

Method 3 Select the “Upload” button on the left, and then click “UPLOAD FILES TO LOCAL PRINTERS” below to directly upload local files to the printer.

Figure 5 Select “UPLOAD FILES TO LOCAL PRINTERS” in the “Uploading Queue”

Figure 5 Select “UPLOAD FILES TO LOCAL PRINTERS” in the “Uploading Queue”

A) No matter which method you select, then, you will see the “Select Printer” page. You can select the printer you want to connect here. You can also rename the model on the “Select Printer” page.

Figure 6 Select the printer you want to connect

Figure 6 Select the printer you want to connect

B) After you select a printer, “Upload Queue” will be displayed on the left side of the screen. You can check the upload progress of the model here.

Figure 7 Check the printing progress in “Upload Queue”

Figure 7 Check the printing progress in “Upload Queue”

C) After the uploading is complete, you can start to print the model. On the Raise3D printer, select the “Print” page, and all files uploaded via WLAN are placed in “Local storage”.

Figure 8 Local storage

Figure 8 Local storage

3. You can also remotely connect and control the printer in ideaMaker. This function is only available for Raise3D series printers.

A) Select “Printer”> “Connect to Printer (Raise3D printers)” in the menu bar.

Figure 9 Select “Printer” > “Connect to Printer (Raise3D printers)”

Figure 9 Select “Printer” > “Connect to Printer (Raise3D printers)”

B) Select the printer you want to connect to on this page. You can search for printers on the same network on the “Scanning” interface. You can select the “Bookmark” icon to add this printer to the bookmark page. Select the “arrow” icon to connect to the printer.

Figure 10 Select the printer you want to connect

Figure 10 Select the printer you want to connect

C) Connect to your printer.

Figure 11 Connecting your printer

Figure 11 Connecting your printer

D) Now you can control the printer remotely. ideaMaker has the same operation interface as the printer’s touch screen, so you can also directly control the printer on your printer.

 

Figure 12 Remotely control your printer

Figure 12 Remotely control your printer

 

E) The uploaded file will be placed in “Local Storage”.

Figure 13 Click “Local storage” to check the uploaded files

Figure 13 Click “Local storage” to check the uploaded files

 

F) Select the file to be printed, you can view the information of the file, and then select the “Print” button to start printing.

Figure 14 Check the file information and start printing

 

Figure 14 Check the file information and start printing

Figure 14 Check the file information and start printing

Option 2 Upload the sliced G-Code file to RaiseCloud (this function is only available for ideaMaker 3.6.0 and above)

1. RaiseCloud is a cloud platform for managing your printers and printing progress. You can bind Raise3D series printers and third-party printers to this platform, so that you can print, monitor, and manage your printers, print files, and print progress in batches.

Figure 15 RaiseCloud interface

Figure 15 RaiseCloud interface

 

2. First, you need to create a RaiseCloud account and log in in ideaMaker.

A) Select the “RaiseCloud” icon on the menu bar. Enter the account, password in the pop-up window to log in to RaiseCloud. If you do not have a RaiseCloud account, click “Sign Up” below to register your account in the RaiseCloud official website.

Figure 16 Log in to RaiseCloud

Figure 16 Log in to RaiseCloud

3. After you slice the model in ideaMaker, you can upload the slice file to RaiseCloud.


Method 1
After the model is sliced, select “Upload to RaiseCloud” in the “Estimated Print Result” window to upload the G-Code file.

Figure 17 Click “Upload to RaiseCloud” in the “Estimated Print Result” window

Figure 17 Click “Upload to RaiseCloud” in the “Estimated Print Result” window


Method 2
Select “Upload to RaiseCloud” in the menu bar of the main interface to export the G-Code file.

Figure 18 Select “Upload to RaiseCloud” in the menu bar

Figure 18 Select “Upload to RaiseCloud” in the menu bar


Method 3
Click the “Upload” button on the left, in the RaiseCloud tab, then click “UPLOAD TO RAISECLOUD” below to directly upload local files to the RaiseCloud.

Figure 19 Select “UPLOAD TO RAISECLOUD” in the Uploading Queue

Figure 19 Select “UPLOAD TO RAISECLOUD” in the Uploading Queue

  1. When you select any upload method, the “Upload to RaiseCloud” window will pop up. You can modify the name of the uploaded file in the pop-up window.

    Figure 20 Modify the name of the uploaded file

    Figure 20 Modify the name of the uploaded file

  2. When the file upload is complete, you can view your uploaded file on the left “Uploading Queue”.

    Figure 21 Check the “Uploading Queue”

    Figure 21 Check the “Uploading Queue”

  3. You can also select “MANAGE FILES IN RAISECLOUD” to enter the RaiseCloud website and manage your files.

    Figure 22 Manage your files on the RaiseCloud website

    Figure 22 Manage your files on the RaiseCloud website

  4. For how to bind your Raise3D series printer in RaiseCloud, please refer to How to Bind Your Printer; for how to bind a third-party printer in RaiseCloud, please refer to How to bind 3rd party (not Raise3D) printer.

Option 4 Upload the sliced G-Code file to OctoPrint (this function is only available for ideaMaker 4.0.0 Beta and above)

1. OctoPrint is a web management platform for 3D printers, which allows you to control and monitor the printer and printing progress directly from the browser.

2. You can upload the sliced file to OctoPrint directly in ideaMaker.

Method 1 After the model is sliced, select “Upload to OctoPrint” in the “Estimated Print Result window” to upload the G-Code file.

Figure 23 Select “Upload to OctoPrint” in the “Estimated Print Result window”

Figure 23 Select “Upload to OctoPrint” in the “Estimated Print Result window”

Method 2 Select “Upload to OctoPrint” in the menu bar of the main interface to upload the sliced G-Code file.

Figure 24 Select “Upload to OctoPrint” in the menu bar

Figure 24 Select “Upload to OctoPrint” in the menu bar

Method 3 In the “Upload Queue” on the left, select “UPLOAD FILES” to upload local files directly to OctoPrint.

Figure 25 Select “UPLOAD FILES” in the “Upload Queue”

Figure 25 Select “UPLOAD FILES” in the “Upload Queue”

  1. When you select any upload method, the “Upload to OctoPrint” window will pop up. In the pop-up window, select “Setup” to configure your OctoPrint URL and API Key.

    Figure 26 Configure your OctoPrint URL and API Key

    Figure 26 Configure your OctoPrint URL and API Key

    Figure 26 Configure your OctoPrint URL and API Key

  2. For how to configure OctoPrint in ideaMaker, please refer to How to Configure OctoPrint in ideaMaker.