Howdy folks, I'm hoping this post can serve as a sort of "jumping off point" to start a discussion about bridging in Cura.
I'm pretty new to the whole 3D printing world; have had my UM2 since Monday. Overall, I'm greatly impressed. I am surely jumping into the deep end, but after many lengthy discussions with my 3D printing mentor, we both agree that the bridging capability of the UM2 (with default Cura settings) leaves something to be desired:
Now, many of you may know that Cura 13.04 included a menu wherein users were able to adjust the speed at which the printhead moves while attempting to bridge:
I've been poking around a bit in the github source code for the 13.04 and 14.01 releases, and theoretically, I see no reason this functionality couldn't be brought over to the newer release, at least as a plugin, if not part of the native functionality.
So I'll leave this post with a couple of questions:
1. What was the reason this functionality was removed from recent releases of Cura?
2. Anyone with more coding knowledge than me want to chime in on what something like this would take to accomplish?