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Posted · *HELP* Can I add tool change button in CURA?

Hello everyone,


I have a 4-extruder printer.


I want to add tool change button in CURA interface which run with one click. (like image)


I can use python, but my coding level is beginner.


Please, let me know.


Thank you for your attention.


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    Posted · *HELP* Can I add tool change button in CURA?

    You can write your own plugin, but be aware that you are limited what you can do with plugins. 

    A good starting point is the GitHub page https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/wiki/Plugin-Directory and then check some example plugins. 


    I never wrote a plugin for Cura, but I doubt you can put the buttons like you show on your screenshot.

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    Posted · *HELP* Can I add tool change button in CURA?

    Let me add my own perspective from writing plugins. Basically anything is possible, but it is not all very easy.


    To get started, I would recommend to take it one step at a time. First implement what you want to do using an "extension plugin":


    Instead of having your buttons on the main screen like that, you can make a window that contains the buttons (which can be accessed via the Extensions menu).

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