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I think the filename is an important value, because it validates what I print.

Imagine : I print--> I drink--> I print --> I drink --> I print --> I look the girl next door --> I drink --> I kiss my wife --> I drink............but......what i print ?.....ok...go to sleep :)

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I see.... this is your wishlist... ;)

BTW: Happy new year!

Finally i got hold of some "retro" icons - but this is an annoying work, every single display variant seems to work differently from all others...

Nevertheless i like the idea of some graphical improvements.

One line for the flow rate, one for the temperature, and one for speed and fan...?

Let's see - here are some possible layouts. At first for a single extruder config:

The text variant

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or some cute little pictures instead...

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The similar variants for dual extruder configs would look like this:

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Mmhh - still many boring digits...

What do you think?

Edit:

Additionally: what about using the bottom line for status messages - and showing the menu buttons only "on demand" (i.e. only after scrolling or clicking the wheel)?

 

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    "Flow", of course, would only work with proprietary Cura-generated gcode, where it is a variable. It does not work at all with "standard" gcode.

     

    Well, Flow is a variable in Marlin (not only on the UM2) and should therefore not be restricted to be accessed by Cura alone, should it?

    @TinkerGnome: Very nice studies.I like the ones with the icons... ;-)

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    I'm not dead-certain how it works, but when I tweak the flow on my UM2 while printing gcode generated by Kisslicer, it does not appear to make any difference at all.

    My guess is that Ultimaker gcode uses a variable for the flow, instead of a fixed constants in normal gcode.

     

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    The flow setting in Cura does indeed alter the 'E' values written in the G1 commands.

    However, the setting in the UM2 menu does alter the factor in Marlin which is accessible by an M221 command and could be used by any slicer software. The TweakAtZ plugin in Cura also uses the M221 command.

     

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    All I can tell you for sure is that if I raise the flow setting to 200%, my Kisslicer-generated prints don't change at all.

     

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    Very strange...

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    Possibly a UM2 firmware bug?

     

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    All I can tell you for sure is that if I raise the flow setting to 200%, my Kisslicer-generated prints don't change at all.

     

    Contains the Kisslicer gcode M221 commands?

    This would override the manual setting...

    The only difference related to UltiGCode is the initialization at the beginning of a print. Using UltiGCode the "extrudemultiply" is intialized from the configured material setting, elsewise with 100%.

     

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    Posted · More information during print

    Maybe. But let's continue that in a different/new thread.

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    happy new year ! ulti-makers of the world ! :)

    My good resolution for this year : Stop the RHUM....the same as last year... :)

    Ok, we return to our sheep ( french expression - back to the topic )

     

    Additionally: what about using the bottom line for status messages - and showing the menu buttons only "on demand" (i.e. only after scrolling or clicking the wheel)?

     

    Good idea,more space for information and more visibility.

     

    @TinkerGnome: Very nice studies.I like the ones with the icons... :wink:

     

    Likes this one.

     

    I'd take the descriptive variant. Not all icons are clear and one might forget their meaning if they don't look at the display very often.

     

    i agree with @Nicolinux.

    Icon Temperature : good, an idea...." icon " 260 " C " replaced by " icon " 260 " ° ", it's possible ?

    And the same icon for the bed temperature.

    Icon Fan : it is possible to animate ? Only when the fans turn ?

    Icon Speed, Flow and Bed temperature : they are strange no ?

    Icon time : good simple and effective.

    My vision.....

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    Tinkergnom 15%

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    Z 0.60 35mm/s 30cmm/s Info line : Z and speed and flow

    210° 210° 60° Temperature line

    100% 100% 100% Flow and Speed line

    100% Fan line

    greeting !

     

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    I've updated the version on GitHub.

    This one uses the icons and a "gizmo" for the material flow is added.

    A short explanation text is shown on the top line once an option is selected.

    But we still need some nice bitmaps for the icons...

    Um2 geek printing 08

     

     

    Icon Speed, Flow and Bed temperature : they are strange no ?

     

    I don't like the fan too...perhaps because it is homemade by myself...?

    Is there an artist who can help out? The size is max. 7x7 pixel and only two possible colors... ;)

    Suggestions are welcome...

    In addtion the bottom line is now used for M117 messages. After a timeout of 30 seconds the two menu options are replaced by the message (if present).

    Together with the right slicer (or plugin) something like this is possible (i used Cura with the ShowLayer plugin as an example):

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    Thank's to Amedee for the idea.

    Other GCodeFlavors as "UltiGCode" should also work - but i have testet this only in the simulator.

    The compiled binaries are updated too (..../Marlin/resources/firmware).

    Try it for yourself, if you like - but on your own risk.

    Greetings!

     

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    I try tonight the tinker.

    Good work as usual.

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    my contribution tonight

    icon idea

     

    Tomorrow I draw other icon

     

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    I' ve made a copy for the display - just to get an impression...

    rigs display

     

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    Hello, first sorry for my english, but I will do what I can :)

    I Have "Drawing" icon and I have post it on a french topic :)

    http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/8967-dessine-moi-une-ic%C3%B4ne/

     

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    with adrien's production :)

    idea icon 2

     

    And an idea for the fan line

     

    Fan screen idea

     

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    :O

    i have some favorites - but who wants to make a decision...?

    As far as i can see there are two possibilities:

    - i choose some like an autocrat... (just kidding...)

    - or we need a voting....

    :cool:

    See you tomorrow!

     

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    I think the best icon is :

    -bed temp adrien 1

    -fan 3

    -flow 2

    -speed 1

    -time 1

    And for the fan ligne I think the third is good :)

     

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    Posted · More information during print

    You write the code, you choose the icons.

    6^)

     

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    You write the code, you choose the icons.

    6^)

     

    The same for me

    ;)

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    Ok ok - i've made a decision... ;)

    ...and i found the "(zipped) .hex file is much easier this way.

    No giant steps, but it goes on:

     

    • now we have french icons ;) - still open for alternative suggestions
    • The bargraph for the fan speed is a trade-off between rigs idea and the possible screen resolution...
    • For the present i've rejected the idea of an animated fan icon - animations are looking too stupid until we can increase the screen resolution... (take me some time to accept this fact...) - if someone is able to design nice looking gif-style frames with this few pixels - we can give it another try...
    • Now the fan icon just blinks a few times on every change of the fan speed. I think, it's ok for the moment.
    • Inspired from norpchen (aka Selmo) the lights are dimmed after 30 minutes without any user activity and i have added the input acceleration feature during temperature selections in the maintenance menu (Heatup nozzle/buildplate) - let me know how you like it...
    • Completely absent was a visualization of the "pause" mode (if you use the PauseAtZ-plugin) - i have supplemented this

     

    As always: if you like - try it out on your own risk... and give feedback.

    Greetings!

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    Thanks, I try it now ;)

     

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