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53 MB STL brings Cura 2.3.1 to its knees

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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!



Edited by nzo

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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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