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Cura new pause function smashes into other objects

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Afaik the pause function is firmware related and has little to do with the slicer. The firmware has no idea on what is on the buildplate and will take the most direct path to the front left corner and back to the resume point. Probably bad luck the other piece was in the way but I don't think a lot can be done about that.

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During a pause the head always parks at the front left. I think the idea behind it is twofold:

  • Since something is probably wrong, you need to room on the buildplate to fix things.
  • It is quite possible that the nozzle oozes filament and you really don't want that dripping on top of your model.

So while the straight up is not a bad idea, IMO you will hardly encounter situations where this is handy.

Perhaps there should be 2 pauses:

  • The regular one where it parks the head.
  • An "I'll be back later but just wait". Here the head could just go up and as a precaution the filament is retracted.

Might have to be careful with keeping the nozzle heated and so on.

I honestly don't think I'll ever use the 2nd on though.

 

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