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  1. lance-greene

    Cura 3.6 Multiple bugs

    After using Cura 3.6 for a few days I have noticed 3 bugs, all relating to the part manipulation toolbar on the left side of the interface. 1. hotkeys for scale, rotate and move sometimes just do not work. I can be using the hotkeys for these commands fine, then they will just stop working. they will not begin working again until i manually click on the button for them, rather than use the hotkey. then they will begin working again, until they randomly decide to stop working again... 2. the support blockers sometimes just dont work at all. there have been a few time when i use them and even though they are properly positioned, the support material inside of their area does not go away. 3.the scale command. sometimes i go to use the scale command and as soon as i click and drag on one of the axis arrows to scale it instantly turns off uniform scaling and only scales the 1 axis, but as soon as i stop clicking it turns uniform scaling back on.
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    Cura 3.3 slicing delay

    Thanks for the reply, when I load in a small square that 6 second delay is consistent. I did watch my resource monitor while slicing and cura does seem to start working as soon as I hit the button, so I'd guess you are right that it is doing those checks first. I would like to suggest that the cura team change the way that progress bar updates, as soon as you click the slice button that progress bar should start till fill a bit while doing these pre checks just to provide visual confirmation to the user that it is actually working.
  3. lance-greene

    Cura 3.3 slicing delay

    I was hoping with the improvements to the slicer with 3.3 that the slicing delay would have been fixed, but there is still a 6 second delay between when i hit the slice button till when it actually starts slicing, even when I turn on automatic slicing there is a 6 second delay before cura actually starts to slice. Why is that? We run a 3D printing business that focuses on education, and everytime im teaching someone how to slice, they always hit the slice button multiple times because of that delay thinking it is not working, and every single time i have to explain to them that there is a delay before anything happens, which is very annoying to experience let alone having to explain to customers, every single time.
  4. lance-greene

    Question 3.2

    yes i loved this feature in old cura, it is such a shame the latest version still does not have it, it can make some jobs so much quicker...
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    Feature request: Z reordering

    cura already has this feature, you can put multiple parts on the buildplate and it will print 1 entirely before moving onto the next one, and completing that one before moving onto the next. you just need to list the size of your hotend in the machine definition so it knows how large it is so it doesnt hit anything.
  6. lance-greene

    Suggestion: Easy Change Nozzle Size

    the latest version of cura doesnt even list nozzle size since it doesnt really matter, what matters is the line width. just use the latest cura (3.2) and you wont have this issue anymore
  7. So started using 3.2 today and i noticed that when it is set to auto slice, and you select the line width and it highlights the entire value, if you type in "0.x", it automatically tries right after hitting 0 and that causes it to freeze for a while before giving an error saying you can print because its slicing with a line width of 0. then you click on the setting again (which causes it to highlight) and you try and type it in again and it just happens again.
  8. lance-greene

    suggested simplified settings for linear advance

    it is a feature in Marlin firmware, and is quite common http://marlinfw.org/docs/features/lin_advance.html
  9. I use Cura to manage our print farm and we recently updated the firmware on our machines to include linear advance. Linear advance requires a lot of settings in the slicer to be turned off (mostly things involving flow compensation) like combing, retraction priming, wiping, and coasting to name a few. It would be really convenient if there was an option in cura that you could enable, that would disable all of these settings so you dont have to worry about scrounging through hundreds of settings to find the ones that have this effect, and it would just disable them for you.
  10. lance-greene

    "Skin expand" feature needs a redesign

    Hey thanks for the reply, i just checked out that extra skin wall count and that is exactly what i was talking about haha. Although it isn't perfect as it looks like it basically gives the entire part an extra wall (which could be bad if you only want 1 wall on your part) rather than only specifically giving an extra wall anywhere skin expand is used. also if the skin expand doesnt produce a straight line (like using it on a circle for example) then that extra wall is basically completely unsupported while being printed, which wont help the expanded skins much.
  11. I like the idea of skin expand, but in use it is not very good, it does its job of expanding skins so you don't get little holes around the edges of features, but the fact that you can only expand X distance is where the issue is. because different prints use different amounts of infill, your skin expand is generally expanding out into a void and then returning,and doing that multiple times on top of itself, so you get those edges lifting up as they are so thin they cant be cooled properly, and then you have these raised lips that the nozzle constantly snags on and can ruin a print. So here's an idea. could a feature be added so that instead of "expand skin x mm into part" it actually just expands into the next infill line? then as soon as it hits that line it can turn back, and you wouldn't have to worry about any edges lifting cause they would be attached to the infill line. plus before it goes to start doing the expanded skins, it could print a "wall" which would really just be a couple lines directly on top of the infill lines that the skin will be expanding into, so that way when the skin expands directly up to that line, it can merge into that wall that was printed to give you a nice smooth transition and no lifted edges.
  12. lance-greene

    Please add "nozzle size" to profile settings

    actually the nozzle size has an impact on what type of line the slicer thinks it can make. we use cura on a large format printer as well with very large line widths and the nozzle size can effect the types of lines it can produce.
  13. I manage a print farm and we have a bunch of machines with different nozzle sizes for different jobs. That means I have to make different printer profiles for every nozzle size, which means waiting for Cura to load a different machine (which takes awhile) as well as having it annoyingly switch the settings profile while I'm trying to change things, and I have to manage all of their start/end gcode as well. this is all such a hassle when I'm spending a large part of my day just slicing prints. I lose 10-20 minutes every single day just trying to deal with all of this which could all be solved by just putting the nozzle size setting in the slicer settings. please.
  14. lance-greene

    Cura 3.1.0 does not start

    i just installed 3.1 and am also having this same issue on windows 10. i get a splash screen but the program itself does not appear.
  15. lance-greene

    Cura seriously needs a more visible Z seam

    do you mean have a physical little thing that you can drag around the buildplate, and where ever it is, it tries to put the z seam there? I love that idea! although still making the z seam more visible is a necessity
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