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Hi !

I use an Ultimaker Original for almost two years now. (and I'm still so happy with it !!!)

There is an option I really would like to see in Cura but unfortunately, I'm not skilled enough to code it myself.

That option would allow user to set an alarm up at a certain Z axis position (or a number of layers).

In some case, you need to check something during the print at a certain time. Until now, I always set up an alarm on my smartphone that reminds me I have to go and check the print but it's based on calculation not really precise. If I could set an alarm in cura when I prepare my slicing (for example in the layers view) and the controller buzz at that exact Z position or layer number, it would be really great.

Maybe some plugin already exist ?

Anyway, If you have any other idea related or if you feel like this option should be included, please let me know.



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Pause at height does something with certain layers.

Yes, it pauses... ;)

I'll consider the idea for the TweakAtZ plugin which will probably survive the change to the Cura Pink Unicorn version.



A year already passed and I still didn't found any solution to my problem. I still set an alarm on a smartphone based on the time I calculate and this alarm reminds me to check my print but it's still not precise. Did anyone knows about a solution ? A plugin ? A code ? Anything ?

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So you didn't learn Python during that year? ;)

Writing a script for the new Cura/Postprocessing plugin requires some skills but nothing impossible to learn. And the Postprocessing plugin is the way to go for your demand I think.


Thank you for the head's up ! I know what I have to do now ;-)

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