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Posted · [Feature Request] Pause / Cancel "are you sure" toggle


I am new to these Forums. Have been using the ultimaker S3 and S5 models for about 2 years. The firmware updates are great and I have an idea that may help others (well, and me to be honest).


So, we have alot of Sales people, curious techs, and other high lvl personnel that love to come and see the 3d printers at work. In an attempt to impress clients or just curiosity, they have learned that you can swipe from right to left and it will show what's being printed (this is a really cool feature). Unfortunately, sometimes they hit the Pause or Stop button... This usually ends in a phone call and someone freaking out on the other end. The prints usually come out ok considering the Ultimaker is a superior printer to anything else I have used.


So what if, there was a way that a prompt would come up, like the one that comes up when you abort a print asking if you want to retry. but this prompt basically says "are you sure you want to pause" or "are you sure you want to cancel". I'd imagine it as a white background screen (considering the backgrounds usually black) so it alerts the "user" that they are inquiring about stopping the active print. Or maybe this already exists and I just cant find the toggle to turn it on.


Either way it would allow people to see it, touch it, and not interupt the prints.


and no I do Not support people touching the printers... but sometimes the people that cut your checks wana touch things they own...

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    Posted · [Feature Request] Pause / Cancel "are you sure" toggle

    Terrible when people touch your production machine.

    For aborting the print, the printer already aks the extra question 'Are sure you want to abort this print?'

    Pausing a print is not destructive, you can resume later. Having an extra security question here would be annoying for most users.


    So, when you say that prints are failing, then it seems to me that the person touching the machine is doing more than just that. In my opinion, people should not touch a production machine. For this, we have a great feature in the Digital Factory / Cluster interface: a pin code. This locks the local touch screen and only with a pin code it can be unlocked.

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