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Protip? + Feature Req: Keeping the Print Win Open


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Posted · Protip? + Feature Req: Keeping the Print Win Open

Maybe this is well known but I've never seen it noted.

As most know, when the COM port of a UMO is opened, the firmware resets which causes it to lose the current state. This resets things like the temp settings, position and other similar values. In my case, I have the leveling probe enabled in the firmware and a reset means that you need home and reprobe.

This becomes a real pain if you abort a print because you forgot to set something like the fill, shell or just about anything.

It turns out that you can leave the print window open, go back to the main window and change values and move things around and in my case generally screw things up ;-).

Then wait until the progress bar completes indicating the GCODE has been regenerated. Then click print in the main window, either using the button in the UI or the file -> print option. Now clicking print in the print window will use the new GCODE all while remaining connected to the printer and avoiding the reset.

Now the feature request: A simple popup when you click print in the print window that warns you that the GCODE you are printing doesn't match the recently generated GCODE. The popup could even had buttons to continue or use the new GCODE. This would help in the situation where you just switch back to the print window and not click print or use file->print in the main window.

 

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