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Layer counter or countdown next to remaining time on LCD display UM2


luukakkerman

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Posted · Layer counter or countdown next to remaining time on LCD display UM2

Hi all,

Getting more experienced with my UM2+ every day and have encountered and solved loads of the beginner problems, often with great help of this great community over here. Very very helpful.

A question that I cannot find yet on the forum (correct me if i'm wrong) is if there is a way to have a layer countdown timer on the LCD display. The load bar and countdown timer is of course the most useful indicator to see the status of your print, but sometimes it is very usefull to know the layer height:

- If you see a problem occuring with the print or printer, you cannot know which layer to check in Cura to check the tool path

- If you in/decrease the speed setting on the UM2, the timer is often not very accurate. Knowing the current layer height can give you a better estimation yourself for simpler models.

- If you plan a Z-stop for whatever reason you have for this, with a z-counter on screen you can check once in a while if you are almost there.

Looking forward to hear if anybody has had this question before!

Happy printing.

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