If we're going the skirt route, then it also needs to have an option to build the skirt to the last printed layer for each print head that prints a skirt. You won't know how many layers your print object will need ahead of time unless you manually calculate it from the layer height (keep in mind that the first layer height can be different). And if you have multiple processes where layer height changes here and there, then it becomes a mess to figure out how high to make your skirt based on the number of layers to use. It's not practical to have to enter the layer height when you wan't to use it this way.Sean wrote:It would seem to me that it would only take a few lines of code. All of the prompts and controls are in the GUI already. The software is already generating the skirt geometry. It just needs to apply it to both extruders with an offset. This is how it should work (similar to Repetier):
Edit Process Settings > Layer/Right Extruder > [check] Include Skirt/Brim > Set Distance > Select Left Extruder > [check] Include Skirt/Brim > Set some different distance (S3D should know this from the right extruder settings)
You can also select how many layers and perimeters as done now. Then there needs to be a good way to save these settings that don't require an export and import (entirely separate problem).
Is there a patent on the "purge wall" concept?