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Posted · per model settings GUI wierd - Cura 3.6 linux appimage

I am Running Cura 3.6 appimage on Linux Mint 18.3 (Ubuntu Xenial)


I just learned about support blockers and Per Model settings.


That lasted for about a minute.


Although, looking at the layers it seemed to work just fine. I thought I would walk you through how I finally had to do it. The GUI wasn't any help at all.


Here is what happened:


Added Support blocks where I wanted them. Good so far.

Then I tried to do the per model settings on one of those blocks. And that's where the GUI wierdness came in.


1. select block.

2. click per model settings

3. select modify settings for overlap with other models

4. select modify and settings window comes up, and select infill density

5. value box appears, and I can't click in the change box. No way. Period.

5.1 (Then I close the main select settings window) and the value box is still up, and NOW I can change the value

5.2 I change it from the normal value to 100, and hit the enter key. I don't really know if it is changed or not. So I hit the escape key.

6. Then I do a prepare and show layers and indeed it is different.


So it all appears to work, but what wierdness in the GUI.


I was able to repeat it for all the support blocks.

So it all works, just not cleanly, IMHO.






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Posted · per model settings GUI wierd - Cura 3.6 linux appimage

The "Add settings" dialog is a "modal" dialog. You can not interact with other elements of the application when a modal dialog is open. The Preferences window is also a modal dialog. Most of the "system-themed" dialogs that you encounter in Cura are.


The support blocker tool is not called the "generic cubes tool". You can use the Per model settings tool on the created cubes, but it is not the intended use. Strangeness may ensue.

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