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Hey @drayson,


thank you for your PM!

Noticed that the values are not even in millimeters, too. That fears me a bit, because it could mean that there is another unit, where it becomes even, but I can't imagine that the function to change these settings in the SWX API expects anything else than millimeters or inches. One of these units would be typical for most of the cases and millimeters itself just scientifically (international seen) correct.


However, will apply your values to the dialog now.

I also began to make changes on the other windows as well, so less code is needed. But ended up in a strange bug I don't understand.


Did someone already try the 0.6.0 so far?

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Hey @XYZDesignPro,


I posted the URL here before. But nevermind this download, because the I noticed a bug at some point that the saved values of both parameters are extracted from the cura settings in text form and not numbers. Therefore, if you don't modify the values before slicing the plugin will fail to convert your SolidWorks file.

Will sit down on this and correct that soon.

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Interesting.. Looks like there is a typo in the URL. It automatically redirects you then to a page, which seems to fit the best.

Strange guess from the Wordpress plugin to take you to the OpenSCAD page 😅


Tested these links before posting them now:




Sorry and enjoy! 😉

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No, the function was there, but practically wrong data formats have been exchanged.


How does it work for you? When using the same settings as in SolidWorks, is the quality the same?

There was no unit defined for the deviation in the documentation, that's why I'm asking.

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