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Posted · Calculating weight after slicing

Hello

 

Is there a way to view how many grams a print will be once a file has been sliced and saved? If not would the only way to determine this after slicing be to weigh the printed object on a scale? Looking to create pricing procedures for a library system. Thank you.

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    Posted · Calculating weight after slicing

    The third line of a Cura generated Gcode file is ";Filament used: 123.456m".  As far as I know there isn't a way to view weight other than the info near the Slice button in Cura (after you slice the model).  PLA is 2.98grams/meter.

    Simple text files don't have properties like Author or Date that you could assign the weight to.  I suppose you could add it to the filename.

     

     

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