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3D Slicer Software - ideaMaker

Prepare files for printing with Raise3D’s unique 3D slicer software- ideaMaker and link to Raise3D’s printer management platform seamlessly.
Current Version: ideaMaker 4.4.3 Version

Amazing Features

ideaMaker Textures

Easily Create Textures

One STL, Endless Possibilities

With ideaMaker Texture, users can easily create different iterations of the same STL model by applying different patterns to the selected model’s surface. It works by creating a concave or convex surface on the designated model according to the values of an image’s greyscale.

Skip lengthy CAD processing

After the user selects an image with the desired pattern, ideaMaker will automatically apply the image across the surface of the model and generate the 3D texture. Users can then adjust the settings to the tweak the texture’s specifications to meet their requirements. More textures are available in ideaMaker Library.

Click “Learn More” button below to find out how to apply texture in ideaMaker.

ideaMaker Customize Your Support

Customize Your Support

Advanced Toolset for Support Editing

ideaMaker is a 3D slicing software that automatically generates support structure while providing a set of tools for manual editing and advanced purposes. Some examples include PVA support, creating a more stable support structure, creating an easy break-away structure, and reducing abundant support.

An Easy Interface and A Smooth Editing Process

Users can begin adding or removing support structures in two clicks. ideaMaker’s intuitive user interface allows users to process support structure smoothly, even from angels and different views.

ideaMaker Using Automatic Parameters for Optimization

Using Automatic Parameters for Optimization

One Click to Optimize

Powered by sophisticated algorithms, ideaMaker automatically computes the best slicing settings for users. Users can enable automatic optimization with one click, instead of having to manually inspect and optimize multiple parameters.

Balance Cost and Time Without Sacrificing Surface Quality

ideaMaker uses algorithms to compute the slicing parameters for layer height, infill structure, and support structure. By adapting parameters accordingly, the filament consumption and printing time decrease while surface quality is maintained.

ideaMaker Setting Parameters for Selected Section

Variable Setting for Selected Region

Improve 3D Printed Parts by Fine-Tuning Parameters Region by Region

Use one of ideaMaker’s powerful tools to optimize parameters of designated regions despite the global setting. Users have the flexibility to decide the scope of the region. This empowers advanced applications such as improving a 3D printed part’s mechanical performance.

Flexible Scope for Region Selecting

Users can decide the scope of the intended region in ways of model group, layers, or overlapped shapes. With the layers and model group, users can designate models in one group, and further certain layers of same model group. Users can also designate the overlapped shape of two models.

ideaMaker Modify Model Freely

Modify Model Freely

Freely Adjust Models on Demand

Boolean tools are integrated into ideaMaker to help users carve, split, and combine models. This capability is useful in situations involving excessive model size and model personalization. It also saves users the extra time of running CAD software to achieve Boolean operations.

Update Models Quickly and Precisely

Combine graphic interface and numeric setting panels to easily and precisely adjust models while inspecting the result instantly. By using a combination of the rotating model and scaling tool, a user can quickly update models as desired.

ideaMaker Get Free Template Immediately

Get Free Template Immediately

Free 3D Slicing Files for Industrial 3D Printers and Filaments

Users can find and download a variety of slicing templates from ideaMaker Library for free. ideaMaker Library contains slicing files that are created for different filaments and printers, not only Raise3D products. This is intentional so that users with both Raise3D printers and filaments and third-party printers and filaments can work with ideaMaker without struggling with calibration.

Enjoy and Contribute to the Community

Raise3D welcomes all FFF users to join and contribute to the ideaMaker community by sharing slicing templates. By helping each other, there will be a growing and strong support network for every ideaMaker user.

Integrated Workflow

ideaMaker has built-in support for the Raise3D ecosystem. The Raise3D ecosystem contains 3D printers, RaiseCloud, and ideaMaker Library. All these tools are now accessible from ideaMaker with only one click. To begin with, users can easily access and download ready-to-use, new slicing templates from ideaMaker Library without any manual setup. Then users can assign the 3D printing task to either RaiseCloud for remote monitoring and batch management, or OctoPrint for initiating third-party 3D printers in just one click.

IdeaMaker Integrated Workflow
ideaMaker Library
ideaMaker Library
Raise3D 3D Printer
Raise3D 3D Printer

Innovative Configuration for All Challenges

Simple User Interface
ideaMaker Simple User Interface

ideaMaker has always prioritized a user-friendly interface in a variety of ways. Some examples include a shortened operating process and simplify the information acquiring and realizing the intuitive three-dimensional interactions. In addition, ideaMaker supports both dark and light interface themes for color preference.

Extrusion Process Simulation
ideaMaker Printing Process Simulation

ideaMaker gives users a detailed preview of the final printing result through its slice preview capability which simulates every extrusion thread on the screen. Intelligent visual enhancement gives further aid by highlighting all threads with colors to signify different selected properties like structure, layer height, and printing speed.

Optimized for Dual Extrusion
ideaMaker Optimized for Dual Extrusion

ideaMaker provides advanced settings for dual extrusion printing compatible for a 3D printer with dual lifting nozzles or a 3D printer with independent dual extruders. This will help the user gain doubled productivity, while significantly reducing printing time and cleaning the print surface from ideaMaker.

Other Features

  • Natively-compiled, multi-threaded, 64-bit
  • High-efficiency slicing engine for even faster slicing speeds
Advanced Features
  • Adaptive layer height, modifiers, sequential printing
  • Automate the separation of parts in assemblies
  • Custom supports/ Generate automatic support structures
Optimized Interface
  • Manage multiple printing profiles to easily switch between different print settings
  • View cross-sections of models
  • Auto-layout for multiple files in one print job
  • User-friendly interface, within 2 clicks to make a print
  • Compatible with most FFF 3D printers
  • Input 3MF/OBJ/STL/OLTP, output GCODE
  • Multi-Language interface: English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Korea, and Chinese, etc.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • Mac OS X v10.10 or later
  • Ubuntu 14.04 or later
  • 2GB of RAM
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor
  • 2.0 GB or more of available hard-disk space
  • 1280 x 800 display with 32-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM