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Posted (edited) · Something odd with time readout

This may have been something that I never noticed before. But I started a 3 day print. At some point I noticed it said 2 Days O hrs. Then after looking a while later it said 2Days 17 hrs.

As far as I know, I am on the latest (3.7) firmware.

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    Posted · Something odd with time readout

    Actually, the time during printing can fluctuate. The printer tries to be smart by measuring the time between layers and estimate based on some formula what the remaining printing time means.

    So at first, this can look like 2 days and 0 hours, but then some layers take more time than expected, so the time is re-adjusted to 2 days and 17 hours.

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    Posted (edited) · Something odd with time readout

    Actually, the time during printing can fluctuate. The printer tries to be smart by measuring the time between layers and estimate based on some formula what the remaining printing time means.

    So at first, this can look like 2 days and 0 hours, but then some layers take more time than expected, so the time is re-adjusted to 2 days and 17 hours.

    That makes too much sense...LOL

    I am used to that during 3d renderings and After Effects and such. The overall estimates from Cura and when the firmware reads it, before chosen for printing, has always been very accurate with few exceptions, and not that far off. I guess that is why it threw me.

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