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means of recording filament use

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Is it possible to record filament usage through either Cura or the print monitor settings? 


We end up with lots of rolls of almost empty filament - it would be good to keep track of how much filament had been taken off the roll currently in the printer, I guess this could be quite complex if you keep swapping rolls though  and with multiple users on a printer... ? But as Cura knows the length of material on a roll, can it keep track of what has been printed?


Does anybody have any good ways of keeping track of what is left on a roll other than weighing or keeping a tally on the roll?

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7 minutes ago, Dim3nsioneer said:

Both Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 write onto the NFC chip what amount of filament has been used. You can check on the printer what is left on the spool.

So it does, I googled to see if it did this but couldn't find anything ?  hadn't noticed it scrolling along the screen before! Only good for materials which have NFC chips though!

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