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"Pause at Layer" Extension - Basic Question


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Posted · "Pause at Layer" Extension - Basic Question

Super basic question here: I'm just getting started using the "pause at layer/height" extension, but... how do you know what layer you want to pause on? Is there some way UC can show you the layer you've indicated, or can identify a layer or height you click on in "preview" view so you can identify this? I've tried tinkering with the display options but can't figure this out. Seems like there should definitely be an easier way than measuring the height in my modeling software, doing the math to convert to layers, and then entering this in UC.

 

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Alex

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    Posted · "Pause at Layer" Extension - Basic Question

    First, determine which part of the model it is where you want to pause. Typically there is either some visual transition or you just want a somewhat arbitrary color change.

    Load up the model and then slice it. This will give you access to preview which will then give you a slider bar on the right where you can slide all the way down to the first layer and then iterate up the layers until you either find your transition or you determine enough of the model has been built to warrant your desired color change. The horizontal bar at the bottom simulates the printing of the model at the given layer. Once you find the layer, go to "Extensions" > "Post-Processing" > "Modify G-Code" and add in the pause at height/layer script.

     

     

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