CVRIV
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Joined: Sat May 07, 2022 5:05 pm

Please improve the workflow with sequential printing.

I use sequential printing with EVERYTHING, because it's just better in so many ways. I do a lot of large batch sequential prints where where i'm printing only one or two different items, but as many as I can place sequentially on my print bed. I need improved workflow to set up these print jobs.

First of all, I love S3D. I came from using CURA a long time ago and meant to go back, but never did.

The process for setting up sequential printing jobs SUCKS. Sometimes I only have one process that's needed to print everything and sometimes I have two or three, because It's its need to get the print done right. Having to click through all of those processes to select which model blows. If It turns out that I have to make a change to a process or even the model[s], I have to do it again!

#1: I should be able to just double-click on a model in the select model window and have that window just close. single click keeps the window open.

#2: Batch sequential printing. I shouldn't have to duplicate processes to print all my items. I should be able to create the processes needed to print all of the models correctly and that's it. Those processes would apply to all of the models for that print. The order of printing could be based on the order the models are in within the models windows, or you could setup something where the user could chose direction based on where the models are on the print bed example: left to right, front to back.

If I have two different models, or three, that I want to print sequentially, I should be able to create "batch sequential processes" and then select which models are associated with what.

Again, lets say I have 30 parts im printing, 15 of A and 15 of B. Part A needed 3 processes to print correctly and part B needs 2 processes. I should be able to create all of these processes, 3 for one batch, and 2 for the other batch, and then pick and choose which models are associated with which batch. The order of printing can be based on the order the parts are within the models window.

#3 A shortcut to rename models and processes right in their window list. F2 for example.

Sequential printing is super important. I strongly think that more effort should be spent to perfect sequential printing. Some people actually use it as a business. Time is money.
S3D-Jake
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Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Re: Please improve the workflow with sequential printing.

I hear you on all points! Great feedback. I'll document your request for our devs to take a look!
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C4pnk1rk
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Joined: Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:33 pm

Re: Please improve the workflow with sequential printing.

S3D-Jake wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 9:26 am I hear you on all points! Great feedback. I'll document your request for our devs to take a look!
It's a shame you guys are still pretending in May 2022 that you're actually doing something with development. The single best thing that S3D could do right now (other than stop telling lies to customers and selling YEARS old, outdated software that can easily be replaced FOR FREE) would be to just push a small update allowing us, the users... (You know, the users that actually paid $160 for OUTDATED software and expected to actually see it remain current (as S3D promised))... that would allow us to write our own plugins/addins/etc for the software. That way we can create our tree supports, fuzzy skin, etc... with making a simple plugin...

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