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Heat up Extruder in advance - Tool change

Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:06 am


I have a dual extruder printer. I always reduce temp of inactive extruder to avoid burning/ooze. Printing is really slow due to extruder heating AFTER each layer before tool change. In Raise3D slicer I have the option to define a preheat time. So I can set a time in seconds before the tool change happens and the second extruder will already be hot when the tool change actually happens. This is an enormous time saver. Is there any possibility to have such feature in S3D by scripting?

Thanks and kind regards,


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Re: Heat up Extruder in advance - Tool change

Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:52 pm

Yes, and this has been requested multiple times previously. Please consider adding your feedback on one of the already monitored threads discussing this request. I'd recommend this one as it's the one with more recent discussion.

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