Show gcode traces on 3d preview instead of emulating line width

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colinp_hughes
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Show gcode traces on 3d preview instead of emulating line width

Postby colinp_hughes » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:02 am

For slower machines the 3d preview can be a drag. My iMac from 2009 is fine for modelling in Fusion 360 and visualising/slicing 3d models in Ideamaker, but when it comes to the Ideamaker 3d preview it grinds to a halt on larger models. It's just not up to the job of representing every line of gcode as a cylinder.

Cura downgrades its previewer automatically because it detect the poor graphics driver and it shows me traces as a 3d model. Ideamaker has the customisable preference to display traces instead of emulating line width in the 2d preview and it's super-slick, but it only shows one layer at a time. I think the option to do the same for the 3d preview could answer this problem.

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: Show gcode traces on 3d preview instead of emulating line width

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:18 am

Thanks for your suggestions. We will add this into our developing list.


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