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Posted · Cura Engine + Desktop Giving Different Results

Good day, 

Long time "lurker" but new member to the forum. Also a long time CURA user. 

I have come across the need to start using the CURA Engine (Console) version to slice and extract the print time and some other material/dimensional data information from a large list of STL, OBJ, and 3MF files. I am using the output from the CURA Engine as a check against the desktop version to make sure I am getting the same numbers for a few of the files in the list as a check before processing all the files. The process I have used is to get a log file from a sliced part in the desktop version with all the parameters that I need and then pass that log file to the CURA Engine to have the same parameters for the slicing of the rest of the files in the list. 

I have noticed that there are some files that give exactly the same print time, material volume, and support volume results for both CURA Engine and Desktop versions, but then there are other files that do not give any of the same results between CURA Engine and desktop using the same log file and print parameters? Am I missing something or doing something wrong by using this process? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Thank you, 


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    Posted · Cura Engine + Desktop Giving Different Results

    Still can't see where the difference in numbers is coming from. 😒

    Maybe a different approach to problem? Would building an automated plugin be a better idea?

    Any help would be appreciated!




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