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Posted (edited) · Preferences for file paths?

Hi,

 

Complete newbie here so excuse my google-fu letting me down.

 

I'm using 5.2.1.   Is there a place where I can stipulate where the default file paths for projects and prints are stored?  I'm slicing a bunch of stuff I got from a patreon and I find it frustrating that I want to save the gcode in one folder and then save the project in a second, but both revert to the last folder used forcing me to keep changing it.

 

Also there seems to be a bug with the object name.  I update it after slicing, save the gcode to disk, go to save the project to another folder and the name has reverted to the one used in the last project.

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    Posted · Preferences for file paths?

    For problem #1 I don't think so.  The "last folder" will come up whether you save as gcode or 3mf.  There is no option for "last gcode folder" as opposed to "last 3mf folder".

     

    For problem #2 there are bug reports on Github about that behavior.  For those of us who open a lot of files consecutively it's truly annoying and it is easy to overwrite a gcode file if you aren't paying close attention and catching when Cura decides to change the project name.  The bug is easily duplicated but doesn't appear to be so easy to fix.

     

    You can look at Github #11756, #11803, #13095, #13372, and for developers it's on the backlog as CURA-8897.

     

    One poster on Gihub made this observation

    "...but if you save the project before saving the gcode, then the project name stays (until you load a new stl and save the gcode first). Hopefully this helps."

    So changing the order in which you save the project and gcode appears to have an effect.

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