tenaja wrote: ↑Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:34 am
@parallyze, I looked into it again, and Prusa Slicer still does not have coast.
The screenshot you showed does not do the same thing.
And I've never said that Wipe equals Coast... I do know the difference.
Yes, it does work a bit different - but Slic3r/PrusaSlicer does have a wipe option.
Could you point out where I supposedly said Slic3r/PS do offer coasting?!
I'm not using PS or Slic3r very often. But Wipe was included in Slic3r years ago, although working a bit different than
in the current release of PS (there was no option to retract before the wipe movement, only "wipe while retract").
Maybe this was a bit misleading:
Also you can't really compare them, coasting doesn't have any effect on extrusion except the small section before
I was talking about LA vs Coasting there, not Wipe vs. Coasting.
If you really want to go faster coasting won't be the ultimate solution. Just trying to save the retracts from getting a
mess doesn't give the beneftis of pa/la in corners/at angles. So if you really want to go faster - get support for pa/la.
Edit: This is just one more example of how S3d is falling behind by standing still. It was once the best, but now it's difficult to find any features that it excels at over o/s options.
I'm not trying to defend S3D here. It is very disappointing what's happening with S3D. And I feel sorry for the people
who I talked into buying it up until ~18 months ago.
So far it still is my favorite slicer. In my opinion the user interface is much better than what the competition has to offer. And
many of the often requested features are things I've personally never really missed, like gyroid infill. Or variable layer height. Or Ironing.
Also S3D is still the fastest slicer from the ones I'm using. Not really that noticable on smaller every day prints, but slicing something
at ~0.1mm layer height using supports and a z height of 200mm+?
Still I'm trying to get prints done using anything BUT S3D by now. As often mentioned the activation thing might be some kind
of "sudden death" one day. So I have different slicers up and running for my printers. Just in case.
Vase mode in S3D is also one of my favourite implementations. And while PS does offer modifiers you can't set up mixed
prints with vase mode enabled/disabled along Z as easily as in S3D.
I also prefer the hotkeys/configuration options in S3D, but that's covered by "user interface", I think. Regarding feature requests:
Isn't it amazing how many years neither Cura nor Slic3r did implement a custom mouse button configuration? Configurable hotkeys?
Another thing I don't like about S3D: It's profile handling. I think others do have a major advantage in many situations, but this may
also be dependent on ones specific needs.
Retraction placement is much better in PS (especially since the introduction of paint-on supports).
There's so many things different between all those slicers, I think it's really hard to recommend "the ultimate solution" before somebody
did gather some experience in 3d printing. Also things might be different if you're printing customer/own designs or stuff from thingiverse.
Sometimes I'm using the infill angles to achieve certain looks/surface finishes. Imagine how surprised I was to find out you can do so just
fine in S3D, Cura but not in PS.... S3D/Cura offer a list of angles like 0°, 90°, 135°, 45°. PS only allows you to enter a single value which
will be printed at +90° every other layer, that's it.
Anyways, back to topic:
I just wanted to correct your wrong statement(s):
Just be aware that Prusa slicer does not include coast or wipe, so it is only suitable for controllers with pressure advance.
Which are simply wrong. Slic3r/PS does have a wipe option. And you can use PS very well on machines without PA/LA. If
I didn't miss it the OP didn't tell us about his printer(s)... so missing coasting might be completely irrelevant to him.
I'm not trying to attack you or something, so I'm sorry if it did feel that way. I'm just a bit tired of so many one liners these
days that aren't really accurate.
I'm just tired of companies not being straight forward with their customers
As much as I like the product I can't really recommend it at this point then.
IdeaMaker might be an alternative you'd like to have a look at in the meantime...