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53 MB STL brings Cura 2.3.1 to its knees


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Posted (edited) · 53 MB STL brings Cura 2.3.1 to its knees

Why oh why is there not a checkbox on Cura 2.3.1xx (win 7 32bit) to disable slicing until the model has been positioned, adjusted, resized etc? This has got to be one of the major PITA with Cura.

 

Manipulating a 57MB model of a hollow moon with 2.3.1 brings it to its knees and it sits there like a stunned monkey, calculating...calculating with every twitch and sneeze until I run out of oxygen or Cura crashes.

 

Can one of your community of experts please enlighten me? Is there some way to allocate more RAM to Cura, to oil the wheels? Software that doesn't work fluidly just spoils the 3D printing experience.

 

Meshmixer is not much different - it's a futzing crashfest.

 

Thank you!

 

 

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    Posted · 53 MB STL brings Cura 2.3.1 to its knees

    May I ask why you are not on the latest version of Cura? Many additional options including turning off autoslice.

     

    But in the meanwhile, fake out the program by putting in zero layer height until ready to slice. :)

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    Posted · 53 MB STL brings Cura 2.3.1 to its knees

    My PC's C drive, all 47GB of it, is 32bit. I understood Cura v 2.3.1 is the last of the 32bit mohicans. It would take me a month of Sundays to reinstall everything on a 64bit C drive. I did create a 64bit system on a spare SSD but it was cumbersome switching between OSs. I am too old and lazy to futz around chasing faster and better. I'm happy with good.

     

    Thanks for the faking out tip. You're not just a pretty face :)

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    Posted · 53 MB STL brings Cura 2.3.1 to its knees

    You could give this plugin a try:

    https://github.com/fieldOfView/PauseBackendPlugin/tree/2.3

     

    It puts a pause button next to the “save” button to stop autoslicing. It has not been updated past Cura 2.4, because newer versions already have something similar builtin

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    Posted · 53 MB STL brings Cura 2.3.1 to its knees
    23 hours ago, kmanstudios said:

    Hurrrr....garsh....

    LOL! That worked beautifully kman. Couldn't be simpler.

     

    18 hours ago, ahoeben said:

    You could give this plugin a try

    Thank you. I will.

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