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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

Hi,

I have Cura 4.0, why I can't see in preview the simulation bar? The orizontal bar. Moreover I can't select (no present the drop down list) something different respect "color scheme"

 

Thanks,

Andrea

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Posted (edited) · Preview simulation bar not visible

Noone can help? ūüė쬆¬†

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

Hi Andrea,

 

your question is a bit unclear, perhaps this is the reason noone reacts.

If I understood you right, you are missing the tool, where one can see how the object will be printed each layer, right?

At my Cura 4.0, this feature is placed in preview mode, middle of BOTTOM line, direct under the buildplate.

I hope I understood your question right and could help.

 

Regards

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Posted (edited) · Preview simulation bar not visible

Yes the problem is that I can't see the orizontal bar. I see only the vertical one that permit to change layer, BUT NOT the orizontal one that permit to check how is realized the layer with the movment of the hotend. This feature should be activated somewhere? I see it in all youtube videos. My system is Windows 10.

Practically I don't see the bar in red cirlce below and I can't select nothing a part "Line type" in the right of below picture.

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Below the picture that I have:

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Thanks for help.

 

Edited by Andrea22

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

That's because your layerview is in compatibility mode. This happens because of two reasons; You either selected this in preferences or your graphics card doesn't support opengl 4.1. 

 

Note that in the first screenshot, the Sidebar GUI plugin is used to rearrange the UI. This made the vertical slider move to the left of the settings.

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

I have 2 Laptops:

first: whit Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 and ok ... he should not support Open GL 4.1 but only 4.0 even if the last driver espose some API Open GL 4.1

second with Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600.... this should support Open GL 4.1 (it should support 4.3)  but in any case I have the same "issue".

 

 

 

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

The gpu in the first laptop does not support the required functionality for the normal layerview, so it falls back to the compatibility mode.

 

The gpu in the second laptop should support the required functionality. There are two possibilities why it does not work:

* You may have changed the preference on the General pane of the preference to force the compatibility mode

* The driver you have installed on the laptop may disable OpenGL 4.1

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

Hi Guys, 

 

I also meet the same problem on my PC (Windows 10, HD Graphics 4000 ) with Cura 4.0.0 and 4.1.0. 

I reinstalled the graphics driver, reset it to initial state and bunch of strange thinks but all with no result. 

The curious thing is that I have Ubuntu Linux in the same PC and when I switch to it Cura 4.0.0 does show this preview simulation and also view type as color scheme.

So I am ready to blame Windows, but still I will need a solution for this issue.  

Maybe a specific driver should be installed...

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

The HD Graphics 4000 gpu does not support the functionality for the advanced layerview, so Cura uses a simplified version that does not have that slider instead on your computer.

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible
20 hours ago, ahoeben said:

The HD Graphics 4000 gpu does not support the functionality for the advanced layerview, so Cura uses a simplified version that does not have that slider instead on your computer.

 

–ěK, this seems to be a legit answer/solution but what about the curious moment when on the same PC with Intel HD Graphics 4000 Ubuntu manages to show layer view and all features intransigent?¬†

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

It could be using a software implementation of OpenGL 4.1 on Ubuntu. How slow is it?

 

The hardware of the HD Graphics 4000 gpu only supports up to OpenGL 4.0.

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

OK, than maybe there is similar software implementation  for Windows 10?
It is not slow at all under Linux, the speed is the same as the speed by Windows environment.

Is it possible to solve the issue or I just have to resign with the situation? 

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

I don't think it is possible to solve the issue for mere mortals.

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible
2 minutes ago, ahoeben said:

I don't think it is possible to solve the issue for mere mortals.

...then lets dive into the real troubleshooting :)

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

From some quick Googling, it appears that Linux uses Mesa. It appears Mesa will use hardware rendering where it can, but also falls back to software rendering for things not supported by hardware.

 

So no troubleshooting to do here. The Linux OpenGL 4.1 support on HD 4000 is not an existence proof of 4.1 features on this GPU.

 

 

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

Wow, this is a sad story.

Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. I hope it will help other people in the future. 

I might migrate my work with Cura to¬†Ubuntu Linux ūüėČ

 

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible

Hi I have the same problem ,is there anything that can be done to get the horizontal bar back

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Posted · Preview simulation bar not visible
7 hours ago, bsdriffield said:

Hi I have the same problem ,is there anything that can be done to get the horizontal bar back

Unfortunately the only solution is to use another graphics card or to switch to Ubuntu OS.

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