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Select 3D part surface and input force (for finite element analysis plugin)


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Posted · Select 3D part surface and input force (for finite element analysis plugin)

Hello, I'm trying to make a finite element numerical analysis plugin for Cura (to preview weak points before printing), but I'm having trouble with this task:


In Prepare, or Preview, or even a completely new stage, I want the user to be able to click a surface of the 3D part, and input a force that will be applied to the printed part. Right now clicking a part just selects the whole part. Can this behaviour be changed either by a plugin or by modifying Cura engine?


Ideally clicking a surface would open a prompt with a numerical input, and the information would be saved and used later for the analysis.



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