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Ability to auto pause Cura at a specific layer height

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Posted · Ability to auto pause Cura at a specific layer height

Hi,

I was just wondering if it would be possible to modify Cura to be able to pause the print at a specified layer height. This would be fantastic to encapsulate parts into the print. At the moment I am working on a 4 x servo robot walker. The servos will be screwed into the finished print but it just crossed my mind that if Cure could be stopped at a certain layer, I could drop the servos in and then let the print carry on to encase them in....no need for screws and it would be pretty neat!I know that I could just use the pause facility already there....but I'd have to sit and watch the print until the time was right. I'm too easily distracted to do that! Thinking about it as I write this there would be lots of benefits but it would be limited in that whatever part was dropped in would have to be able to support the material being layered onto it. I guess that if it was not down properly there might be a crash! Just wondering what people's thoughts were....

 

Thanks,

Chris

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Posted · Ability to auto pause Cura at a specific layer height

Cura already has this feature 🙂 See Extensions->post processing -> modify g-code. There you can enable the "pause at height" script.

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