Preparing Print Files

Preparing print files for the Modix is the same as preparing print files for Prusa printers. Level 3 Open Access Prusa 3D Printers:

Slicer Configuration

Prusa Slicer is the default slicer used to send files to the Modix. This is the Modix Big60 configuration for the slicer.

Import Configuration

  1. Go through File > Import > Import Config

Configuration Details

The configuration is set for IDEX (independent dual extruders): Both are PLA plastic with a 0.4mm diameter nozzle. In hardware, the Primary Extruder is 0, Secondary is 1, but in Prusa Slicer, they are 1 and 2 respectively. You can change print parameters to suit other materials and save a new profile.

Retraction settings are already defined for multi-material setups, you may need to adjust these accordingly. Each Extruder has their own retraction settings, and multimaterial-mode specific retraction. Note that there is Filament retraction that can override Printer retraction. Otherwise, it functions exactly the same as Prusa Slicer

IDEX functionality is new, expect some troubleshooting time and tuning the print quality.

Note that the bed temperature is set to 0 in the Modix print profiles.

Print bed temperatures are set on the machine and not through the printer settings. This will be covered layer.

Preparing Files

Preview and slice your geometry through Prusa Slicer as you would normally.

IDEX Single Material

If printing with only 1 material, simply change everything to the one material and move on to exporting.

IDEX Dual Material

In the Filament settings, there should be two dropdowns for two materials. Change these to suit your printing materials.

You may choose up to two materials when printing. Firstly, enable the wipe tower: Print Settings > Multiple Extuders > Wipe Tower

There are a few options for swapping between materials:

Option 1: Import separate .stl files and change each individual part accordingly.

If it is an embedded print, you can export .stl files with the same origin from Rhino.

Option 2: Use the Multimaterial Painting feature on singular objects. It has a variety of tool and brush shapes, for example, Brush Shape > Triangle fills in mesh faces.

Option 3: Import one .stl with multiple meshes inside it. Split the model To Parts in Prusa Slicer to maintain their relative positions, and change each part in the properties.


Save As a .3mf file.

Name the file <time>_<weight>_<yourname>.3mf

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