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I'm trying to understand why Cura doesn't have a Save As option.  It looks like to save my project I have to use the Save command, which then asks me if I want to overwrite my project...  And when I say yes, it then gives me a notification that my project has changed and asks whether I want to reload it.


Also, it doesn't appear to care if the project has changed when I close Cura, as it doesn't ask me to save it.


What am I missing?  I'm using Cura 5.0.0 on Windows.  Thanks!

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    Posted · Save and Save As
    10 hours ago, FjieldCNC said:

    I'm trying to understand why Cura doesn't have a Save As option.


    Because originally, Cura did not have the notion of saving a project. The workflow for which Cura is architected is "load one or more models, save gcode". The concept of a "project" was bolted on later.


    Personally, I think the "Save..." vs "Save as..." problem itself is fairly trivial (what's a couple of extra mouseclicks), but you do mention a couple of things that deserve fixing:


    * Cura offering to reload the project (or model) if it overwrites it itself.

    * No lost changes warning when exiting Cura.

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    Thanks for the explanation.  I can understand how that evolved.  And more importantly, I now know that I'm not doing anything weird/wrong when I save my project!


    In my opinion, it's not just that it's a a couple of extra mouseclicks, but it's the break in the standard workflow that just about every other software package offers.  So yes, once you know that Cura is special, then you just click a couple extra times.  But why build in the confusion?  I understand now that it wasn't intentional, but since projects are a thing I think it would be nice if it followed the usual practice, just to avoid confusion.



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