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Feature suggestion: Build-in pause after layer X for inserts


dmanthei

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Posted · Feature suggestion: Build-in pause after layer X for inserts

It looks like maybe feature requests should be submitted at github but I don't have an account there and prefer not to start one for just a single comment.

 

What do you think of building in a user-entered pause (or multiple) after a specified layer is complete?  I don't see it getting a lot of use, but it would be very handy for those who do want that functionality to install magnets, metal inserts, or other components in voids that are to be printed over or encapsulated.  I've recently done some embedding of electrical wires, electromagnets, permanent magnets, and experimented with dropping in steel flange nuts then printing a 'roof' over them. 

 

This functionality could help make such activity easier...though it is not without risk if a nozzle were to strike an object that's taller than it should be...warnings might need to be thrown to drive that point home.

 

Thanks!

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