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Share slice settings between filament types (and printers)?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:32 pm
by mitchfx
I'm not a fan of how IM segregates the different slicing profiles between each filament and printer type. This makes it very cumbersome to re-use carefully dialed in settings when you simply switch from Raise PLA to a 3rd party filmaent, etc. The same holds true for when you switch printers. The Import/Export is an ok workaround, but every time you adjust in one place you have to repeat all over again. This whole paradigm of how slice templates operate in IM gets very messy over time and not "project" based workflow friendly. The way Simplify handles all this is way more elegant, IMHO.

Re: Share slice settings between filament types (and printers)?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:43 am
by Vicky@Raise3D
Do you mean that when editing some settings under some filament or printer, you need to open and edit all the other templates besides it to edit the settings to be the same as the first one together?

Re: Share slice settings between filament types (and printers)?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:46 am
by Noren
I have noticed this as well. I usually have my PLA-settings set up the way I want. But If I start using a new filament setting for another type of PLA. My settings doesn't show any more. I have to switch to the other filament setting. Export the setting. Switch to the new filament setting. And import the settings. Cumbersome.

Re: Share slice settings between filament types (and printers)?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:45 am
by Vicky@Raise3D
You can use "Create" to duplicate an existing template directly. No need to export and import.

Re: Share slice settings between filament types (and printers)?

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:46 pm
by mitchfx
I guess I don't understand why the profiles are segregated like this in the first place in IM's UI. It would also be nice to allow a slice profile to be assigned to a model (or models) in your IM project so when you open it later there's no guesswork about how it was sliced previously. This is even more important due to the fact you may have altered one of your slice templates since last opening that project thus not able to recreate the results. If you could assign a slice settings in the project and have those then embedded in the file that would be extremely useful.

Re: Share slice settings between filament types (and printers)?

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:07 am
by Vicky@Raise3D
We are considering to combine the Gcode file and Data file together. To add more printing information to Gcode file.
Not clear how to achieve this in the end. But with this, you can see more printing information directly from Gcode file.