LVNeptune
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More accurate build time?

Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:14 am

I don't think the build time takes into account for jerk and acceleration so it's always off by a lot. Sometimes 20 minutes sometimes an hour, once it was around 2 hours off. Anything that can be done to make it closer to accurate? Hard to judge profits on parts being manufactured if I can't tell how long a part will take to print :P

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Re: More accurate build time?

Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:04 pm

no. this is issue has been beaten to death for the past 3 years. its a guestimate nothing more.

LVNeptune
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Re: More accurate build time?

Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:11 pm

I'll take it to feature request then. Just seems odd that Repetier can do it so well. It's always been within 20 minutes.

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Re: More accurate build time?

Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:23 pm

all depends on your printer. s3d has to work with 100's of printers so the time can only be general guess. what they need is a % entry that you can enter to atleast get it closer but it really boils down to how many travel moves are in the print. time could be really close if there a only a few moves but could be hours off if there are many.

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Re: More accurate build time?

Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:42 pm

Then why you do not add a user set-up scale factor to scale the estimated time as so many CNC programs have?
That can be printer based so that each printer has its own scale.

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Re: More accurate build time?

Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:39 am

After reading this post earlier, I dcide to take a look.
Estimated time was 1hr 34 mins, the finishing time given by the Lcd, was 1hr and 37mins, for mine that's not a bad gestimation

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