maker2
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multiple windows open at the same time

Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:55 pm

We're all used to multitasking. Having many apps running on the go and many windows in each app. Maybe even having a window with a second operating system running in it and a whole more apps and windows.

In the context of that it's a bit of a limitation only being able to open one S3D window at a time. If one has more than one printer up and running and is preparing files for each of them, it's a drag not to have all relevent windows and settings open at the same time. Not unusual after a print is up and running to decide to stop it and review settings. Major drag if you've already started working on something else in S3D.

REQUEST: to be able to have multiple slicer windows open in S3D.

wirlybird
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Re: multiple windows open at the same time

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:06 pm

You can have multiple instances of S3D open at any time.

I usually have from 2-5 open depending on the print jobs I have to do.

maker2
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Re: multiple windows open at the same time

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:10 pm

Great!

But how do you do it?

Whenever I hit "new" it seems to close the current window?

btw. I'm on Mac OSX

wirlybird
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Re: multiple windows open at the same time

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:24 pm

Just start a second session of S3D. Like you were starting it for the first time.
I am not on Mac but I think it works the same.

maker2
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Re: multiple windows open at the same time

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:28 pm

Ah no, sigh.... on a Mac you can't launch the same application twice. :(

wirlybird
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Re: multiple windows open at the same time

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Ahh. Search on here to see if anyone has found a way to do it.

wirlybird
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Re: multiple windows open at the same time

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:35 pm

Check this out.



open your terminal
then run the following:
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open -n /Applications/Simplify3D-4.0.1/Simplify3D.app/

I think you will need to modify the string to the current version.
If it fails contact support since it seems possible.

maker2
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Re: multiple windows open at the same time

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:47 pm

yikes!

Thanks

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