parachutist wrote:What's an SF bot?
The lack of a simple pause-planning GUI interface in S3D is the reason I don't use S3D much, It would be nice if S3D would add this function
"SF" is Sailfish; Rep1&2/2X and all the clones... any mightyboard based bot.
With Sailfish we can now program as many pauses as we want and insert the commands in the start gcode:
instead of the comment, gpx (the post processing app S3D uses to generate an x3g file for the rep styled machines) generates the slicer code for x3g that performs the specified height pause which includes the instructions for moving everything out of the way accordingly and set the temps. It also allows access to the GUI for loading and unloading filament and unpausing.
These pauses are not actually instructions to the slicer SW (Simplify3D) instead it's commands to gpx which inserts the commands into the x3g file, but there's no reason why it cannot be done as gcode via Simplify3D.
I have quite a few nonSailfish bots and I would love to be able to do this on some if not all of them.
I guess this would be too hard for the S3D programmers to pull off...