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IdeaMaker Profiles for Sidewinder X1 and Genius

IdeaMaker is a slicer made by Raise3D which is a great alternative for the popular Simplify3D
In this article, I will share my IdeaMaker profiles for Sidewinder X1 and Genius.
These profiles are tuned to deliver a good balance between speed and print quality, and worked really well for me.

IdeaMaker profile for Sidewinder X1

The IdeaMaker profile for Sidewinder X1 is tuned to work well with a stock Sidewinder X1 configuration. Unfortunately, my Sidewinder X1 is not running stock hardware anymore (you can read about my upgrades here).

Because of this, I can’t test the profile properly and guarantee the same results. All I can say is that it should perform similarly. I use the same extruder assembly and speed settings.
The profile is tuned for PLA and can be used out of the box with this material. Nozzle temperature is set to 195C and bed temperature is set to 60C.
Fan speed is set to 0 for the first layer, 50% for the second layer and 100% starting from the 3rd layer. This is done in order to minimize issues with adhesion.

For the PETG profile, nozzle temperature is set to 230C, bed temperature is set to 70C.
Fan speed is set to 0 for the first layer, 10% for the second layer and 30% starting from the 3rd layer. This is done in order to minimize issues with adhesion.

You can download the IdeaMaker profile for Sidewinder X1 from the links below:

New profiles:
Sidewinder X1 – PLA – 3DPrintBeginner
Sidewinder X1 – PETG – 3DPrintBeginner
Sidewinder X1 – TPU – 3DPrintBeginner

Old profiles:
Sidewinder X1 – IdeaMaker PLA profile – 3DPrintBeginner
Sidewinder X
1 – IdeaMaker PETG profile – 3DPrintBeginner
Sidewinder X1 – IdeaMaker TPU profile – 3DPrintBeginner

IMPORTANT: Please note that for some reason, the “Relative Extrusion” is not checked when importing the profile. You need to navigate in Printer Settings -> Advanced and check Relative Extrusion.

Relative Extrusion | IdeaMaker Profiles for Sidewinder X1 and Genius

How to install the IdeaMaker profile for Sidewinder X1

In order to install the IdeaMaker profile for Sidewinder X1, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install the IdeaMaker slicer from Raise3D website, then select the appropriate version according to your operating system.
    Download IdeaMaker slicer
  2. Open IdeaMaker and cancel the Configuration Wizzard
    Cancel the Configuration Wizzard
  3. Click on the “Play” button on the left side, then click on More and finally Import.
    Import IdeaMaker Profile
  4. Select the Sidewinder X1 PLA profile – 3DPrintBeginner.bin file previously downloaded.
    Import Sidewinder X1 IdeaMaker Profile
  5. In the Import Slicing Template screen, make sure you check the buttons like in the screenshot below then click OK.
    Sidewinder X1 IdeaMaker Profile import
  6. If you followed the steps, now your IdeaMaker profile for Sidewinder X1 should be loaded and you can slice your first model.
    IdeaMaker Profile for Sidewinder X1 imported successfully

IdeaMaker profile for Artillery Genius

The IdeaMaker profile for Artillery Genius is tuned to work well with a stock Artillery Genius configuration. I currently run my own version of Marlin 2.0.5.3.
It’s tuned for PLA and can be used out of the box with this material. Nozzle temperature is set to 195C and bed temperature is set to 60C.
Fan speed is set to 0 for the first layer, 50% for the second layer and 100% starting from the 3rd layer. This is done in order to minimize issues with adhesion.

For the PETG profile, nozzle temperature is set to 230C, bed temperature is set to 70C.
Fan speed is set to 0 for the first layer, 10% for the second layer and 30% starting from the 3rd layer. This is done in order to minimize issues with adhesion.

You can download the IdeaMaker profile for Artillery Genius from the links below:

New profiles:
Artillery Genius – PLA – 3DPrintBeginner
Artillery Genius – PETG – 3DPrintBeginner
Artillery Genius – TPU – 3DPrintBeginner

Old profiles:
Artillery Genius – IdeaMaker PLA profile – 3DPrintBeginner
Artillery Gen
ius – IdeaMaker PETG profile – 3DPrintBeginner
Artillery Genius – IdeaMaker TPU profile – 3DPrintBeginner

How to install the IdeaMaker profile for Artillery Genius

  1. Download and install the IdeaMaker slicer from Raise3D website, then select the appropriate version according to your operating system.
    Download IdeaMaker slicer
  2. Open IdeaMaker and cancel the Configuration Wizzard
    Cancel the Configuration Wizzard
  3. Click on the “Play” button on the left side, then click on More and finally Import.
    Import IdeaMaker Profile
  4. Select the Artillery Genius PLA profile – 3DPrintBeginner.bin file previously downloaded.
    Import Artillery Genius IdeaMaker Profile (1)
  5. In the Import Slicing Template screen, make sure you check the buttons like in the screenshot below then click OK.
    Import IdeaMaker Profile for Artillery Genius
  6. If you followed the steps, now your IdeaMaker profile for Sidewinder X1 should be loaded and you can slice your first model.
    IdeaMaker profile for Artillery Genius successfuly loaded

Print Quality with the IdeaMaker profiles

Below, I attached a few test prints done with the IdeaMaker profile for Artillery Genius and Sidewinder X1.

Marv

This is Marv from Sin City from Fotis Mint printed on the Artillery Genius.

Bender

I printed Bender from Thingiverse in Gembird Silk PLA with the IdeaMaker PLA Profile for Artillery Genius

Rook

The Rook from Thingiverse was printed with the PLA profile and Sunlu Grey filament.

Scooby

Scooby from Thingiverse, with the same PLA profile and filament.

3D Benchy

Of course, I can’t test a profile without printing a 3D Benchy. Unfortunately, this one suffers from a bit of under extrusion and a few small details are not printed (on the front holes). It was printed while tuning the profiles, so the issues are gone now.

Jiji

Another test print I did is Jiji from Thingiverse. Printed in Devil Design PETG with the profile included, at 70% scale. Even with a really big overhang under the head, the print looks great.

Alchemist

I also tried the Alchemist miniature from Vae Victis. This time, I lowered the nozzle temp to 185C, 30mm/s print speed and 0.1 mm layer height.

Voron Cube

The Voron Cube was printed with the Devil Design PETG profile at 0.2mm layer height. Rest of the settings are kept to default. The photos don’t do this print enough justice. PETG is shiny and it’s hard to capture it properly.

TPU 3D Benchy

This is what you can get from the TPU profile. I’d say it’s a pretty good Benchy considering it was printed from TPU.
Probably this can be better, but the filament I used is over 1 year old and it wasn’t kept in a really dry environment.

Wrapping Up

I put a lot of work in this, so I hope these IdeaMaker profiles will work well for you. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.
If you are wondering how much work does it take to tune a profile for a printer, then check the picture below. Other printers will benefit from the same treatment in the following weeks.

Tuning profiles | IdeaMaker Profiles for Sidewinder X1 and Genius
IdeaMaker Profiles for Sidewinder X1 and Genius 1

If you need help with properly calibrating your Artillery printer, check my Artillery Sidewinder X1 calibration guide, If you plan to upgrade your printer, check the Artillery Sidewinder X1 Upgrades – Paid and Free article

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Cobi Walker
Cobi Walker
2 months ago

Thank you for all the work you put into this. I was happy with my prints until I tried something that put my sidewinder to the test, and then the prints looked terrible. I tried your settings, and it was vastly improved. Thank you for sharing!

Cobi Walker
Cobi Walker
2 months ago

Now something weird started happening. My bed has lost adhesion. The temps haven’t changed, and I cleaned it with iso. I doubled checked the bed level too. Any ideas? I’ve played with the temps to see if something works better, but prints keep coming off the bed at about 5mm up. The glue stick trick works great, but I’d like the bed to work without it. It’s strange that it just started.

jeff
jeff
5 months ago

Hi! I used this profile on my first print with Ideamaker (Artillery Genius printer) and I’m very surprise right now, I usually use 25mm/s in retraction speed with 1.5mm , but in this profile the speed is set to 40! I never thought that the Artillery could manage that speed in retraction, also I see another setting with the speed in the inner and outer wall line, that’s nice! . Thanks for your help! , I will continue check all other parameters, maybe I should change from Cura to Idemaker ..

Brinn Jackett
Brinn Jackett
7 months ago

Love the ideamaker profiles, but fiddled with them to the point of needing to go back to basics, so deleted and re-installed the latest profiles… however it seems to be having an issue now with absolute/incremental values and is churning through filament when commencing a print.

I’m not good on G-Code so it’s got me thrown as to how to fix, will try removing and re-installing again, see how we go.

3dprintbeginner
3dprintbeginner
7 months ago
Reply to  Brinn Jackett

Make sure Relative Extrusion is enabled in printer settings

Jorge Ochoa
Jorge Ochoa
8 months ago

I´m not haveing good luck with TPU, any tips for improving?

3dprintbeginner
3dprintbeginner
7 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Ochoa

You need to share more details

Kevin Böhme
Kevin Böhme
10 months ago

Hello, I have set up Ideamaker and the new profile for my Sidewinder X1. But my nozzle scratches the inner surface when it starts a new layer. How can I fix this?

James Troy
James Troy
1 year ago

Thank you for profiles! Can you please give me some advice ,what are best settings, if i want to use bigger nozzle like 0.6,0.8 etc.. ?

Jason
Jason
5 months ago
Reply to  James Troy

I would also need 0.8 :'(

Mirkolino90
Mirkolino90
1 year ago

I have the stock firmware on my Genius, which profiles I have to use? The old or the new profiles? Thank you so much.

Billy Jean
Billy Jean
1 year ago

I have a very suprising problem with Ideamaker: It doesn’t even start the print, because it waits forever to reach the exact nozzle/bed temperature.

A fast comparison to Cura gcode shows, that Cura inserts a M105 between the M104 and the M109. And that works fine with my X1 V4. This M105 is missing in the Ideamaker gcode.

Printing with USB/Touch and NOT Octoprint …

Neal Rogers
Neal Rogers
1 year ago

I love the new profiles for Ideamaker! I recently changed the speed setting, as I was printing a vase in spiral mode, and now I can’t remember what the default printing speed for PLA is! Can you help? Thanks!