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Preview cursor probe?


Gerrardh

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Posted · Preview cursor probe?

I'm a mechanical engineer - when we do FEA we get a results view similar to Cura's preview. That is, view of the model, heat mapped with a colour scale that indicates different values - be it stress, deflection or in Curas case, travel speed, flow rates etc. One thing that helps immensely in FEA programs is a 'Cursor Probe' - a function that allows us to a) hover over model geometry, and have a display that shows the value on that part of the model and b) place 'flags' at various places of the model so they can compare the values at different locations.

 

Is anyone aware of a function or plug-in that allows users to do this?

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    Posted · Preview cursor probe?

    Hey @Gerrardh,


    What an interesting request. 🤔 

    We've had similar reports internally and have the intent to implement a version of this in the future, but it's not clear when we can expect the feature.

     

    I see the value in it, it would really help with troubleshooting and bug fixing. 👍

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