TrevorPhilips
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Re: Print time estimates way off.

Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:07 pm

dkightley wrote:Do a search on the forum and you'll find several threads on the subject.......and reading them will give you all the information there is.

Whoo, that was helpfull... :roll: :roll:

TrevorPhilips
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Re: Print time estimates way off.

Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:12 pm

On my printer the "estimated" time is approximately +20-40%

TrevorPhilips
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Re: Print time estimates way off.

Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:15 pm

dkightley wrote:This is something that will never die, I'm afraid......

One dictionary definition of the word estimate is: "an approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something."

The problem with computers is that neither can they make an "approximate calculation" nor can they make a "judgement" .....so its going to be impossible....without a good injection of AI.....for any algorithm to be able to come up with an accurate "estimate" of print time.

And looking at this from another perspective......from a business point of view. You ask a builder to let you know what it will cost to build an extension. Would you be expecting an estimate.....or a quotation? An estimate would be "In the order of £xxxx." whereas the quotation would be "It will be £zzzz."Are S3D users expecting an estimate or a quotation??

Perhaps instead of the Build Statistics having "Build time: 0 hours 24 minutes", it should be changed to "Rough estimate of what the build time might be based on information available: 0 hours 24 minutes."

Well, S3D estimates quite badly then.

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