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Posted · Queue print but don't auto-start

I am one of the staff running Fab Lab Wgtn in Wellington, New Zealand as part of the Massey University School of Design, A killer feature for us would be a way to allow students to enqueue prints in Digital Factory (and have the available materials from the materials bay show in their Cura interface) but to not have those prints automatically start until 'released' by a staff member (We have hundreds of students but only 3 x S5 Pro bundles so far).

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    Posted · Queue print but don't auto-start

    Hey there. Thanks for the suggestion!

     

    We hear this more often and we're thinking of a way to support it. Stay tuned!

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    Posted (edited) · Queue print but don't auto-start

    I just quote myself from https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/38519-pause-print-queue/#comment-297968

     

    I don't know the settings of a S5 and user/admin control. For our U3 everybody could change it around, but the workaround could still work for you.

     

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    What we are doing for years is to insert a breakpoint into our queue.

     

    The breakpoint is just a sliced part with for us unreasonable printcore/material settings.

    One the first core it wants a AA 0.25 with Black Nylon, on the other a BB 0.8  with transparent Nylon. We have none of the printcores or materials, so it won't be printed. On top, the printer will give a warning if you load nylon into a BB 0.8 core. 

     

    Like I said, we are using it for years like this, works perfectly.

     

    Edited by orlin278
    Wanted to add a warning to user/admin control
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