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Posted · Pause after Skirt?

I don't know a way to pause the printer after the skirt, you can only manually edit the gcode file. Be aware that a pause after the skirt is counterproductive. You want to prime the nozzle just before it starts printing, so a pause in between is not so good.


But why so complicated, I apply a few stripes of glue on the glass, then distribute it with a wet tissue to get a thin layer. I distribute it over the whole area of the glass and renew the glue layer after 20-30 prints. 


A glue stick is cheap so don't waste your time with such hacks, it is not worth in my opinion.

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    Posted · Pause after Skirt?

    I would like this, too. Here is my use case.


    I am new to 3d printing. I finally got my delta calibrated and am doing my first prints. I am still learning how to use it. One issue I have learned I have to do is set the z height of my unit for each print session. I think it is because of the blue tape and the quirky nature of the z probe, but I don't know yet.


    What I have found is that I can tell from the skirt whether or not I have it set up right. I would like it to print the skirt and pause for me to check it out. If it is good, reprint the skirt, then start on the first layer.


    Reprinting the skirt allows for the re-priming you describe. There is already a setting to reprint the pre-pause layer, so this is handled. The pause allows me to gracefully check it all out. So I would like to be able to do this, too.

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