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nilrog

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  1. You can find some of the information in Ultimaker's GitHub.

    Here is a link to the PDF where you can see the dimensions at least:

    https://github.com/Ultimaker/Ultimaker2/blob/master/1182_X%2CY_Motor_(x2)/B1182-B2P-A.pdf

    But it doesn't show any electrical details, or what brand/model they actually used.

    You could also check this clone...it probably uses a stepper with similar characteristics as the original one:

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:811271

    He seems to use this one:

    http://www.robotdigg.com/product/7/NEMA17-Stepper-Motor-40mm-Long,-1.2A


  2. The UI doesn't slow down due to the auto slicing. If i disable it, it won't speed up. How do I know? Because I tried.  Everyone is asking for a solution, but disabling the auto slicing isn't the way to solve it.

     

    Unless your model finishes slicing fast, it will be hard at work doing slicing while you continue to modify settings. Not everyone has as top-of-the-line computer that slices models in no time. I was playing with a model yesterday and after I finished touching settings it took at least one minute for slicing to finish (didn't time it with a clock). And that model was not that complicated.

     

    Because it solves a ton of problems for new users (eg not the people that actually know how printing works). They have no concept of what slicing is. Automatically doing this solves a lot of problems.

     

    And I never argued against that. I, and several others, are only arguing that it should be an option to disable auto-slicing. It's not like there are no settings in Cura so adding one would bloat it. Heck, you even have a setting, enabled by default, that auto-scales an object. And if you look away from your screen for a few seconds you will miss the warning that shows that the model was scaled.

    With that said, I will rest my case and will not argue anymore. Apparently I stepped on someone elses toes...although he only bashed me and didn't come with any constructive counter argument. I have presented my arguments now.

    At the end of the day, you are the developer, you make the choices, we have to live with them, good and bad. And true, we could by Simplify 3D...or we could hope that Cura evolves.

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  3. Uh, changing parameters while slicing, even with extremely high poly models (binary stls of 100 ish mb) work fine for me.

    The slicing (or the sending) isn't done in python anymore, so the gui really can't become slower due to slicing.

     

    Seriously, why do you have such a hard time understanding that auto-slicing is not something that works for everyone? The only argument I have seen from you is "it works fine for me".

    Every other argument I have seen from users saying that they want to be able to disable it is something I have faced too. As soon as you do anything more than "load stil" -> "save/print" it's a big hassle. Today I was playing with some small objects in Cura and there were times when the UI did not respond immediately to my actions.

    It can't be rocket science implementing a setting to disable auto-slicing and add a "Slice me now" button. ;)

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    It looks like it is just trying a lazy way of placing them all in one line, and that will not work. And then it just "gives up".

     

    Yeah, it's a very very lazy algorithm.

    The slicing blocking has nothing to do with the positioning, but with windows being freakishly annoying about some things. I thought I fixed that issue (which our testing team confirmed) but somehow it did sneak itself into the beta again. Sigh.

     

    It is completely different in 15.04 compared to 2.1. In 15.04 it places all the object "front-to-back" and they fit in the print area. But in 2.1 they are placed in "left-to-right" and one object is outside the print area.


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    Having "Scale large files" enabled by default is imo not a good choice...but that is probably the way it has always been...and just me.

     

    Yeah, that is the default in Old cura, so that's why we kept it. It should display a message when the auto scale happens though.

     

    Nope, I did not see any message warning me that the model was scaled. Otherwise I would not have mentioned it as an issue.

     

     

    Auto-slicing... For the love of god, please, please, make it an option to manually trigger slicing.

     

    Why?

     

    Because auto-slicing means that every change you make immediately triggers a slice. Which is time, and resource, waste.

     

     

    Cura, by default, without asking for consent, is sending information back to home ("Send (anonymous) print information"). Even if it is "anonymous" you should ask for the users consent before enabling this...

     

    Old Cura did the same actually (auto enabling the feature and notifying you of the fact).

     

    Again, I was not alerted about this. I just noticed it when I went into settings that it was enabled.

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  6. Another issue. If you have "one at a time" enabled and drop multiple objects on Cura it can/will position objects outside of the build area, even if the objects will fit. It looks like it is just trying a lazy way of placing them all in one line, and that will not work. And then it just "gives up".

    And if you try to reposition the objects manually so that they fit...Cura will no longer slice the objects.

    So far this is only tested on Win7 64-bit.


  7. Here are my first impressions on this open beta.

     

    • Auto-slicing...:( For the love of god, please, please, make it an option to manually trigger slicing.
    • Cura, by default, without asking for consent, is sending information back to home ("Send (anonymous) print information"). Even if it is "anonymous" you should ask for the users consent before enabling this...
    • Having "Scale large files" enabled by default is imo not a good choice...but that is probably the way it has always been...and just me. But it gives the user a false impression that a file fits on the printer...only to discover when the print is done that it is not the expected size.
    • Show a message dialog, or at least something, informing the user that the model was scaled to fit. If you don't agree with the previous point about auto-scaling then please do at least this instead.

     

    In general I like the new version, and I don't mind the new interface. But then I didn't use the old version _that_ much.

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  8. Depends on which version of Cura you are using.

    The current stable version (v15.X.Y) wants the plugins here (probably, as I never tested it):

     

    ~/Library/Application\ Support/Cura/15.X.Y/plugins/

     

    But the current v2.1 open beta wants the plugins here...but hopefully that location will change:

     

    ~/.cura/plugins/

     


  9. nilrog: No, sorry, we did not get round to changing that.

    No worries. Although it would be sad if you didn't fix this for the final v2.1. It will only confuse your users. But then, I don't work for Ultimaker Support ;)

     

    One advantage of this "bug" is that it is possible to have both 15.04.x and 2.1 on the same machine without the two versions affecting eachother.

    That seems to be the way the stable version already works. It puts a "15.X.Y" folder in the "Cura" settings folder. So it is not a new "feature" :)


  10. Unless you specifically need Misumi brand/quality...

    I haven't checked how much shipping would cost...but Motedis seems to be reasonably priced. And you can have the extrusion cut to specific lengths. Not sure if they have a specific site for Denmark, but they do for Sweden. I think they are based in Germany.

    http://www.motedis.com/shop/

    A slightly different, and probably overkill for this case, extrusion are the V-Slot extrusions. They are available in Europe also through http://www.ratrig.com

    Again, I haven't compared these prices against the ones above that you refer to. So this might still be more expensive.


  11. There is quality control, but I imagine that some tolerances are simply not reachable for a certain price. Yes you can have a nozzle with a 0.4mm size and a <0.01 mm tolerance, but what if you'd have to pay 2-5 times as much for that? Would that be worth it? That's pretty much the dilemma that you always face when making hardware.

     

    If the advertised tolerance was publicly stated as +-0.05 mm it would perhaps be kind of okayish (but Ultimaker never state any tolerances). But still, you are saying that >10% tolerance is acceptable for a 0.4 nozzle that Ultimaker are selling...for a printer that prides itself on giving high quality prints? If that's true then I don't know what to say.

    Ultimaker is not "a chinese seller" so I would expect better accuracy for the price we pay. If I go to ebay/aliexpress then, sure, I could see that the tolerances could be crap. Usually they are...but sometimes you are positively surprised.

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  12. Another issue...possibly the same as the "ghost notifications"...but i'm not acting on any notifications...sometimes when I return to the forum and I click on the links to read new replies to threads, some of the threads have no new posts since I opened them the last time. And every time I have visited the forum I end with marking the whole forum as read.


  13. Okay - so where's the plug in folder? I'm on a mac. There isn't a plug in folder in the cura folder, and I'm not finding one in the library either.

     

    Normally, on OS X, it should be in "~/Library/Application Support//". But for the new beta it is not there. But v15.04.3 has created a folder there ("~/Library/Application Support/Cura/15.04.3/"), but it contains no plugin folder. So I hope they will consider creating a folder there for the new beta also.

    Anyway, after som digging I found a hidden cura folder in the home directory ("~/.cura/"). And if you manually create a "plugins" folder there and then clone this plugin into that folder it will be detected by Cura.

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  14. Usually that is the case when you click a notification from a post that you have already read. Maybe by regular scrolling through the forum.

    Thinking back, do you think that is what could have happened?

     

    Nope, i'm just clicking the link in the list of posts. Just as I do on all forums I visits.


  15. Many times when clicking on the "new posts" link on a thread it doesn't take me to the first unread post. It only takes me to the right "page" and way down are the actual new posts. Yet it still knows about them because the separator that highlights the new posts is there.

    #oneofthoseannoyingthings

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