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Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4
On 1/11/2019 at 5:45 PM, nils91 said:

i wish u could just block the computers from ultimakers so they are forced to use this shitty dropdown menu themself.

You mean like we're already doing? Uh, okay. No need to block anything for that.

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    An updated version of Sidebar GUI (4.0.7) has been posted to the Marketplace, which adds compatibility with Cura 4.5, fixes a couple of bugs and adds a toggle to switch between perspective and orthogr

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4
    34 minutes ago, nallath said:

    You mean like we're already doing? Uh, okay. No need to block anything for that.

     

    What I think he meant, sort-of tongue in cheek, was that I somehow disable my plugin on computers at ultimaker hq, force-dog-feeding the 4.0 interface to Cura developers. I can appreciate the joke.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    I know. But I kinda like the new design. Mostly because I know most of the settings by heart, so I just use the search function.

     

    So he's essentially making the same "mistake" we had in the first design; assume that everyone uses (or likes to do atleast) software in exactly the same way. 

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    @marcottt:

    After downloading, you can install the plugin by dropping it into a running Cura 4.0 BETA window. Restart Cura, and you should get a sidebar in Cura 4.0 beta.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4
    On 1/14/2019 at 12:03 PM, nallath said:

    I know. But I kinda like the new design. Mostly because I know most of the settings by heart, so I just use the search function.

     

    So he's essentially making the same "mistake" we had in the first design; assume that everyone uses (or likes to do atleast) software in exactly the same way. 

    heyaa,

     

    pretty sure im 3times faster with scrolling to the settings cuz i know where the setting is than u with typing those mostly long setting labels  and waiting for the search results to pop up, and the load time of the search results is very bad, too. thats why i gave up the search in 3.6 already and learned the positions of the settings.

     

     

    only one pro cura is left, and this is tree support. if other slicers start to implement it i finally can completly shutdown cura 4 ever.

    but yep, ur tree support is great.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    The SidebarGui plugin is now available from the Marketplace. Note that the version from the Marketplace is only compatible with Cura 4 beta 2. If you are still using Cura 4 beta 1, please upgrade to beta 2.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    i think have find a little bug: if you have cura 4 beta 1 and sidebar installed, when you install beta 2 and keep configuration, the slicer slide (the slider where there is the number with layer to investigate slicing result) disappear (i think is behind the menu). 
    You need to remove plugin, when restart and install plugin from market.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    Yes, this is a known problem. The "beta" version linked in this thread is ONLY compatible with beta 1. The version in the Marketplace is ONLY compatible with beta 2. I hope the version in the Marketplace will be compatible with the final release of Cura 4, but I can not guarantee.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    Good job on this plug-in. Seems to work very well.  I was just wondering, is there a way to switch back to the standard gui without uninstalling this plug-in ? I didn't se an enable/dis-able button anywhere.

     

    Thanks

     

    -RC

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    In Marketplace there is an “Installed” tab. You can disable plugins there. You still have to restart Cura.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    Thank you, your plugin works very well. I just installed cura 4.0 and had no Idea what was going on. I like to scroll through all my settings every time I load a new model. I don't understand why the developers think its better to search for a dozen different settings rather then scroll through the list and fiddle with each one as you go, especially when the search feature is so slow, although it does seem a bit snappier in this version.

     

     

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    powerfull job. I like the add-on. I am using it with 4.0.0 version.  thanks a lot. 

    one question : where is the "support bloker (E) " ?

     

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    The Support Blocker tool can be found in the toolbar on the left. The Sidebar GUI plugin does not change that.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    He,

    tks for your answer.

     This was ok  in 3.6 but not on my 4.0.0 version :

    blocker.thumb.jpg.bae0762797f5a0b193d3521b01fe6e0e.jpg

    Note that if I import  3MF file which include blocker from 3.6 , they are still working well. I may handle them in 4.0.0 without problem (copy ok) but can not create any new one

    What did I miss ?

    kind regards

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    Well.

    I un-install both versions 3.6.0 and 4.0.0 with "Revo uninstaller" to be sure to clear every things, and re-install 4.0.0 and 3.6.0.

    Miraculously, the section "support blocker" has reappeared on both sides.

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    ouf :)

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    Cool. But that still has nothing to do with the Sidebar GUI plugin.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    Correct, the Sidebar GUI is working quite well and is very powerfull.

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    Am it the only one where I can't change parameters in the sidebar after a while? A restart of Cura 4.0.0 does fix the issue only to have it come back 10 minutes to 5 hours later. Without this plug in, the issue never happens. The fix by uninstall was recommended on a different forum - so known issue? A fix in the future?

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    Posted (edited) · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    It has been reported by another user here:

    https://github.com/fieldOfView/Cura-SidebarGUIPlugin/issues/2

    I have yet to look in to the issue.

     

    Does it also happen when you don't switch to the monitor tab? How do you connect to the printer? USB, OctoPrint, Cura Connect?

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    I have an Anycubic I3 mega and a MK3S. I connect both without any problem via USB ( Windows 10 family version 1809)  under Pronterface.

    I am out till end of the week. when back, I will check under CURA with your wonderfull Sidebar GUI. ( Did I say tks for it ?) 

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    I should have said thanks too - I absolutely love this plug in - just wish I didn't have this issue where I can't edit parameters - i did follow this link and yes, for me, different installs on different computers end up with the same issues. (1 printer initially, but 3 now, with Octoprint, now Ender with Klipper - man do I love it!!!)

     

    Thanks. 

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    Posted · Sidebar GUI for Cura 4

    Sidebar GUI doesn't seem to be working in Cura 4.1, is that something I'm just messing up on, or is it b/c the plugin has to be updated to work with 4.1?

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