arhi
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Change color of the object if scaled

Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:18 am

I just had a 4 hours print, 2-hour post-processing and another hour trying to fit the part to the machine wasted + I broke some parts on the machine (nothing serious but again..) 'cause part was scaled to 97% (no clue how that happened btw, I did not intentionally scale it, probably some accidental shortcut)... it was scaled by small amount enough for me to not notice visually and big enough amount to not properly fit, but just by a bit so I was trying to force-fit it..

So please, make object change color when scaled, if 100% one color, if less than 100% other color (even 99.9%), if more than 100% (even 100.01%) third color .. so that it's very clear if object is not 100.00% scale

In 10 years of printing this is the first time it happened, so it's not a big deal, certainly not s3d's fault but I want this feature now bad, this could of bin a 40 hour print and not 4 and it could of bin peek and not petg and..
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S3D-Jake
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Re: Change color of the object if scaled

Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:57 pm

Great idea! I'm sorry you had to waste 4 hours in order to come up with such a great feature request. I'll continue t watch this thread for more user interest as well as this thread that is very similar viewtopic.php?f=23&t=14193.
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arhi
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Re: Change color of the object if scaled

Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:50 am

ah well life .. what can we do .. this will help prevent someone else having to go trough same hell :D

what begs to answer is how I managed to get it to 97% ... I know I'm using too many different cad/cam programs and they all have different shortcuts, what could I do from keyb/mouse to do this ? ctrl+wheel? or something like this? ctrl +- ?
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Calculate print time accurately (acceleration, max speed, junction deviation all taken into consideration)
Embed M117 codes into G-Code
Upload your G-Code directly to Octoprint
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S3D-Jake
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Re: Change color of the object if scaled

Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:36 pm

arhi wrote: what could I do from keyb/mouse to do this ? ctrl+wheel? or something like this? ctrl +- ?
E switches the 3D view to scale mode. Then a left click and drag would scale the model according to the length of the drag. You could have done this while trying to rotate the model a small amount while zoomed in and it may not have been that obvious.
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tonyno
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Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:46 pm

Re: Change color of the object if scaled

Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:52 pm

I like this idea!

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