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I would really love if there was a setting for printing in which you could choose to print object one by one instead of layer by layer.

This would save a lot of time as I want to have a short run of products and with normal settings everything is printed layer by layer

and if something goes wrong in your printing or you need to interrupt the printer for any other reason you have no usable parts.

I think this would also save some print time as the printer head wouldn't have to travel between the different parts.


The workarounds to this issue are:

1. I hope that the print goes well and no issues arise

2. I print parts one by one or in smaller batches in this case however I have to go to the print

every time to remove the printed parts and restart the print.

3. I splice G-code together. I have done this manually before and it's pretty easy, I just need to create G-code for each part individually

checking that each is in a separate locations and that the printer head won't collide with anything. I then go into notepad and copy and

paste the G-code for each part in the order I want to print omitting any extra start and end pieces of code. I could write some code to automate

this process but I have only needed to do this once.


It would be really be awesome to have this in a slicer so I could maximize

the number of parts on a build plate and avoid any collisions.





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