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Posted · Cura UI slice progress bar read data from CuraEngine

I have a simple browser based interface that uses php's exec function to run CuraEngine on an stl file that a client uploads. It is based on the source code provided by Jesse Campbell in his 3dpartprice.com site. I am looking for a way to make a progress bar of the slicing process. Does CuraEngine output data about the slice progress? The Cura app with a GUI has a progress bar that updates while the model is being sliced. What data is driving this progress bar? Any suggestions of different approaches to get a progress bar from CuraEngine's slicing process?

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    Posted · Cura UI slice progress bar read data from CuraEngine

    Your browser interface uses the 'command line' interface of CuraEngine. Cura itself does not use the commandline to communicate with CuraEngine. Cura starts a single "server-like" instance of CuraEngine, and then uses a protocol based on Google Protobuf to communicate with that instance of the slicer. (ie: send meshes and settings, receive progress and sliced data).

     

    Detailed progress information may not be available via the commandline interface.

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