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Feature request: Pause


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Posted · Feature request: Pause

Hi,

is possible to pause a print?

I do not mean to set a pause in the gcode file..

i mean whenever i want during the print to pause (to solve a problem, to change a filament, to unblock the nozzle).

Is it possible to implement this in the tune menù?

 

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    Yeah I think it's a stretch to say that the current implementation of pause is a "feature"... more like "ruin your print" setting, due to the oozing and melting that commences as soon as you hit pause. It should instead cause a retraction, cool the nozzle somewhat, and move the head off of the print.

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    I like moving the XY gantry better because:

    1) XY repeatability is generally better than Z repeatability in my experience.

    2) Some oozing is inevitable and it would be better if that didn't land on the print.

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    I have (a few times) aborted a print, figured out where exactly it aborted, removed the start of the gcode, added a G92 to set the extruder position properly and continued a print where it left off. It's a pain though. Only worth while if it will save you at least an hour of printing.

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    I have (a few times) aborted a print,

     

    Lucky you! I can't even count how many times i aborted a print!

    But your way to manage the situation is something that i would like to try..

    So you manually edit the gcode file? and how you positioned perfectly the print?(Or you never move it from where it was?)

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    but it is already there since the last firmware update…??..

    in the ulticontroller (UM1) there is a pause added; the head moves to the front-left corner, and you can do whatever you want. Hit the button and it resumes the print.

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    but it is already there since the last firmware update…??..

    in the ulticontroller (UM1) there is a pause added; the head moves to the front-left corner, and you can do whatever you want. Hit the button and it resumes the print.

     

    Lucky us:) still glad with the UM1

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    Great news - I saw it in the menu but never tried it.... - but I often use the "stop print" feature... :-(

    Would be great if the behavior of the stop print would be similar, like move the head up by 0.5mm, to the front/left position, shut down the heater and stop the fans...

    Is there a possibility to modify this on the fast way?

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    Sorry i did not mention i was speaking about Ultimaker 2.

    Is there anything similar?

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    Maybe you should take a look at this post:

    http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/3993-imprimer-avec-plusieurs-filaments-mais-un-seul-extrudeur/

    It's in french but i think it meets your request?

     

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    Posted · Feature request: Pause

    Pause won't help if it stopped extruding due to a nozzle jam an hour earlier and the printer is printing higher up over thin air. I have to figure out exactly where it ended.

     

    and how you positioned perfectly the print?

     

    Once you remove the print from the bed it's all over. I dont' know how to "glue" it back onto the bed after it's been removed. Although if you did I suppose you could align it very carefully by positioning the head over 2 points in the print and placing the print in the exact right spot. Never tried that.

     

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