blairnichols
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Printer profile changes

Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:55 pm

I often use a printers profile as a start and then make changes to it over time. Today S3D informed me that the profile had an update, great. I saved it as a new profile and then went about looking for differences. This would have been a lot easier if there had been release notes or a changelog that I could have skimmed through. This would ensure users did not miss anything out when updating.

Is this information currently available? If so, where?

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KeyboardWarrior
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Re: Printer profile changes

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:34 pm

The .FFF files are in XML format, which is just plain human-readable text. Open both files in notepad and use either a program or website to do a text compare and you can see what specifically is changed between the two files.

webdad
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Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:18 am

Re: Printer profile changes

Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:45 am

I use winmerge (http://winmerge.org/?lang=en) heavily to figure out what is different between the various iterations of my profiles. You can even use it against .gcode files (for just the header) since S3D dumps a summary of the profile as comments at the start of the file.

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