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'Solid' in Layer View for a non-sliced object makes no sense...


And it will only confuse the layman. Having a shadow in Layer View reminds me that I need to slice and check the object, now that I've set up all the settings as I want them, and I like that reminder. Because, when I slice, I see the potential problems. If there was a solid in Layer View, I may forget to slice the print and send it to the printer and miss potential problems, especially if I'm in a bit of a hurry.

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How could you send a badly sliced file that hasn't been sliced?


Even if the screen is showing you StarWars#17 you still can't send sliced code that doesn't exist. 🙂


Whereas I end up in Solid view all the time, slice my code, get horrible slicing like a solid inch just missing out of the middle of my part, don't see it, and print garbage.


Please explain how having a solid object and a "Prepare" button would lead to bad code showing up in your printer - it easily happens the other way as I explained.

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I'd say fully 10% of my slicing has obvious and fatal errors - entirely missing layers, spurious artifacts.


Not looking at EACH sliced object before hitting print would mean fully 1/3 of my prints would go straight in the trash bin.


Many models are well behaved. Perhaps a round of automated sanity checks after slicing (are there unsupported things being printed?, printing taking place outside of the printbed) that could suggest/trigger a manual review could fix this, but it seems like a larger undertaking.

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48 minutes ago, Dim3nsioneer said:

Please keep in mind that layer view can be pretty slow on older computers. I'm not sure an automatic switch after slicing (assuming non-automatic slicing) is good in all cases.

A checkbox in options could fix that, as well as addressing the issues of those who "don't need it".

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