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Cura Improvement Suggestion - Cancel a calculation

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Posted · Cura Improvement Suggestion - Cancel a calculation

I have a suggestion for an improvement for Cura. Just a small thing.

 

From time to time, I use the Arrange Models functionality in Cura. And usually that works fine. But sometimes I enter an endless pit of calculation if I am doing a large scale overview of what a long term print would cost me to print. And the only way to cancel a started location calculation is to shut down the program.

 

I would think it extremely convenient to have a cancel calculation function that simply stops calculation and goes back to the previous state, something like Ctrl+Z.

Clearly I'm not a programmer, so maybe there's a good reason this can't be done. But I was bored while Cura is calculating and thought I would post the suggestion just in case it would be useful :D

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Posted · Cura Improvement Suggestion - Cancel a calculation

Look for plugin Automatic Slicing Toggle from @fieldOfView at Market place. Guess this is what you are looking for.

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Posted · Cura Improvement Suggestion - Cancel a calculation

Thanks for the endorsement of my plugin, but it will not do anything for @Anarasha's case. It will only let you quickly toggle the automatic slicing on or off.

 

The Cura developers have hinted on more than one occasion that the arrange models functionality is high on the list of things to rework/improve. Let's hope that it becomes a LOT faster, so that canceling is not even necessary. But having a cancel button there would be better.

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Posted · Cura Improvement Suggestion - Cancel a calculation

Ups, you are right. Seems that I somehow wasn't focus by reading this or maybe thought that stopping automatic slicing will at least free up some resources Cura need to make this calculations faster.

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Posted · Cura Improvement Suggestion - Cancel a calculation
27 minutes ago, DivingDuck said:

Ups, you are right. Seems that I somehow wasn't focus by reading this or maybe thought that stopping automatic slicing will at least free up some resources Cura need to make this calculations faster.

 

Thanks for your suggestion - even though it missed the mark, I appreciate the desire and attempt to help me :D

 

 

3 hours ago, ahoeben said:

Thanks for the endorsement of my plugin, but it will not do anything for @Anarasha's case. It will only let you quickly toggle the automatic slicing on or off.

 

The Cura developers have hinted on more than one occasion that the arrange models functionality is high on the list of things to rework/improve. Let's hope that it becomes a LOT faster, so that canceling is not even necessary. But having a cancel button there would be better.

 

I am a huge fan of your plugins in general - thank you for those :D And I'm happy to hear they are planning on reworking that functionality. For small models I quite enjoy it, but I was doing a full size prop bow in 8 parts, that was.... frustrating.

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