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Posted · Suggested improvement to Cura GUI

I wanted to repost this since it never received a response and I think this would be a very useful and simple to implement addition for a future version of Cura.  Many time I want to be sure that the Z-height of my part is printed as designed.  Currently, to verify that I would have to calculate BOTTOM LAYER HEIGHT + (n-2)*LAYER HEIGHT + TOP LAYER HEIGHT, usually tweaking either the layer height or the top layer height so that my total height equals the intended height.  Having the layer slider on the right show not only the layer number but also the cumulative height would save time.

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    Posted · Suggested improvement to Cura GUI

    I also would like to know the Z-Axis height, especially with the implement of Adaptive Layers, which makes even using a calculator makes it impossible to know.

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    Posted · Suggested improvement to Cura GUI
    On 4/21/2021 at 3:46 PM, csterlin said:

    I also would like to know the Z-Axis height, especially with the implement of Adaptive Layers, which makes even using a calculator makes it impossible to know.

    Good point, @csterlin!  I haven't used Adaptive Layers yet, but that would certainly make calculating height manually impossible.

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    Posted · Suggested improvement to Cura GUI

    This seems like a simple request.  How do I go about making this suggestion in a way that is more visible/productive?

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    Posted · Suggested improvement to Cura GUI

    I made a feature request back in April of last year.  It was deferred.  You could push it forward again.  I still think it would be a good idea.

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    Posted · Suggested improvement to Cura GUI
    3 hours ago, GregValiant said:

    I made a feature request back in April of last year.  It was deferred.  You could push it forward again.  I still think it would be a good idea.

    Thank you.  Done.  🙂

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