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Posted · material as prefix on G Code

Hello, is there an option to automatically add the material type to the G Code file name?

Now the printer is added to the file name, since I only have one printer (yet) I disabled this in the options.

When I have more printers I think its easier to have an SD card for each printer so the printer isn't needed in the file name. I now have designs made for both PLA as PETG so it would be nice to see which file uses which material. 

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Posted · material as prefix on G Code
1 hour ago, nallath said:

Nope. It's currently not possible.

Am I the only one who thinks this is a useful option? 

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2 hours ago, HairyOtter said:

Am I the only one who thinks this is a useful option? 

I do this manually, for example: "model_v1234_pet.gcode". But on my UM2 the name can be maximum 20 characters; the rest is cut off on the little display. So I often have to abbreviate the model name and version number.

 

Depending on the priority, and if space allows it, sometimes I also include other specs such as layer height (if deviating from my normal 0.1mm), or the amount of models on the build-plate (if more than one). E.g.: "mod1234_02mm_3x_pet.gcode". This comes in handy after a couple of weeks, if I have to print the same model again.

 

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