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Feature request in layers view - up/down single layer plus layer height in mm indicator


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Posted · Feature request in layers view - up/down single layer plus layer height in mm indicator

Hi Ultimaker,

I'm loving the new Cura 2.5 - much better slicer and improved UI. I use the layers view a lot to tweak the design before committing to the print. On larger models, when I use the "layers" view, the scroll to change the layer is really too coarse and it's almost impossible to step up and down through the layers one at a time.

It would also be very nice to indicate the height for the current level. I know you can calculate it from the first layer(s) thickness plus normal layer thickness, but it would be easier if it showed it.

When you review this part of the UI, could you please add "+" and "-" buttons to move up and down 1 layer at a time and indicate the layer height in mm? If you want to show off, adding an entry box to directly enter a layer number would be awesome.

Thanks in advance for considering this request and also thanks for making such a superb piece of software Open Source and free to download.

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    Posted (edited) · Feature request in layers view - up/down single layer plus layer height in mm indicator

    A few of the requested features are there already (or at least in my v2.6-Beta):

    - You can directly enter the layer number. Click the number shown in the progress bar and it turns into an edit box

    - You can move up/down one layer at a time with the up/down keys when the above mentioned edit field is selected.

    - Useful but uncommon feature is that you can drag the 'middle' of the slider when you have a range selected. I often reduce the scope to 1 layer and then use this to browse the whole structure like in an MRI-scan.

    See the View Modes page in the Cura manual.

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