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Posted · Calculating required filament in layers view

Hi all,

may be this is a bad idea, but I would like to ask my question anyhow ;)

Wouldn't it be good if Cura will calculate the required filament in the layers view continously while scrolling throgh the layers?

In addition with the z-height (displayed instead of the layer number) it would be a really good feature for calculating multicolour prints if one wants to join the different filament colours before printing.

Cheers,

Joerg

 

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    Posted · Calculating required filament in layers view

    it would be a really good feature for calculating multicolour prints if one wants to join the different filament colours before printing.

     

    Brilliant!

     

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    Posted · Calculating required filament in layers view

    By the way - if you look at the gcode, it is commented very well. Each new layer has a comment (although the gcode and layer view are off by one because one starts at 1 and one starts at 0). The very next G0 or G1 command that has an "E" in it will specify exactly how much filament you have used so far in mm. For example:

    G1 X10 Y10 E1017.12432

    means you are just over one meter of filament at this point.

     

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    Posted · Calculating required filament in layers view

    ...For example:

    G1 X10 Y10 E1017.12432

    means you are just over one meter of filament at this point.

     

    This is great and I didn't knew it. Thanks a lot for this hint.

    But nevertheless it would be more convenient to see it in Cura instead of searching the right spots in the gcode ;)

    Cheers,

    Joerg

     

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    Posted · Calculating required filament in layers view

    By the way - if you look at the gcode, it is commented very well. Each new layer has a comment (although the gcode and layer view are off by one because one starts at 1 and one starts at 0). The very next G0 or G1 command that has an "E" in it will specify exactly how much filament you have used so far in mm. For example:

    G1 X10 Y10 E1017.12432

    means you are just over one meter of filament at this point.

     

    Unless you have UM2 GCode, where the E value is in mm^3.

    And the E is reset every 20 meters.

     

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