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Posted (edited) · command line to open an .STL model while keeping existing ones?

I tried the command below, but then Cura would clear all the existing models in the current Cura window and then open the specified .stl model.

 

"C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.8.0\cura.exe" C:\000\aaa.stl

 

Is it possible to import the specified .stl model while keeping the existing models?

 

Thanks!

 

(Note: Preferences > General > Use a single instance of Cura is checked, because opening a new istance of Cura is very slow.)

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    Posted · command line to open an .STL model while keeping existing ones?
    7 hours ago, curasurf said:

    Preferences > General > Use a single instance of Cura is checked,

    That should do it, but I can confirm that the behavior is not what I would expect. I would swear that previously the behavior was that a new project were added to the current project. Otherwise the "single instance" feature is quite useless.

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    Posted · command line to open an .STL model while keeping existing ones?
    14 hours ago, ahoeben said:

    I would swear that previously the behavior was that a new project were added to the current project.

     

    @ahoeben  Thank you for your comments! It would be great if the behavior can be brought back.

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    Posted · command line to open an .STL model while keeping existing ones?

    Hi @nallath    Hope the team can fix the inconsitent behavior of openning STL files. Thank you!

     

    Existing models are lost:

    • click/open an STL file
    • commandl line "cura.exe aaa.stl"

    Existing models are kept:

    • menu/open an STL file
    • drag/drop an STL file in Cura window

     

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    Posted · command line to open an .STL model while keeping existing ones?
    On 2/8/2021 at 5:04 PM, curasurf said:

    Existing models are lost:

    • click/open an STL file
    • commandl line "cura.exe aaa.stl"

    Existing models are kept:

    • menu/open an STL file
    • drag/drop an STL file in Cura window

     

    The issue makes it impossible to ADD a solid model from a modelling software directly to Cura.

     

    I believe that the team should have noticed this. Hope it could be fixed. Thank you!

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    Posted · command line to open an .STL model while keeping existing ones?
    1 hour ago, curasurf said:

    I believe that the team should have noticed this. Hope it could be fixed. Thank you!

     

    It would help if you opened an issue at https://github.com/ultimaker/cura/issues

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