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Posted (edited) · Feature(s) Request/Plug in Request

I had used Cura mostly until I learned of ideaMaker. It wasn't fun to have to learn a new interface. I prefer Cura for the interface/ease of navigation of printing settings but was having issues that were (mostly) solved with ideaMaker "per layer settings" specifically to allow change of the layer start location. In Cura it is possible for user specified coordinates based location but it is not possible from what I know to change this from layer to layer easily. It may be possible with modifiers by creating a zone to change print settings but I think I tried that but x,y, layer start location wasn't an option. Such a feature/ability to control this is very useful. Similarly to enable or disable vase mode or surface mode layer to layer would be very useful.


Lastly in my experience a feature that allows alternating line direction from layer to layer (one layer prints clockwise the next counter clockwise or vice versa) would be very nice. It may seem trivial but with highly technical thin single wall prints being able to alternate line direction can have a substantial effect on reducing the chance of voids in the surface caused by the nozzle repeatedly passing over places that the nozzle touches near or during travels. Z hop in theory would achieve the same results however in practice and especially when using low viscosity or foaming materials Zhop causes a lot of stringing/oozing.



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    Posted · Feature(s) Request/Plug in Request

    Your second request is already possible: Just turn on 'Alternate Wall Directions' from the 'Experimental' settings. (If I understand your meaning correctly.)

    As for your first request; that would require a lot of rework in the engine and frontend. We're aware of the potential of handling settings that way, but, sorry to say, it's not likely that this feature will appear soon.

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