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Posted · Schedule a pause in the queue

Would it not be a good idea to be able to schedule a pause between prints waiting in the queue?

We use an S5 pro bundle and an U3. For both printers it would be handy to schedule a pause to be able to execute maintenance. There are periods when there are print jobs waiting in queue to the point that the printer is continuously printing for many weeks. We have scheduled a periodic maintenance, but it's quite a hassle to empty the queue and then re-add the prints again. 

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    Posted · Schedule a pause in the queue

    I totally agree to you that Ultimaker should do this. As a workaround we do the following on our Ultimaker 3 (my comment cited in thread: https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/38519-pause-print-queue/#comment-297968)

     

     

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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.

     

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