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    Time estimate before sending file to printer?

    Hi,

    Just wondering if code savvy person has found a way to estimate the print time of a .cube3 file ? (without having to go to the printer and print the file and see the estimate the printer gives you).

    I know you would need the motor acceleration speeds which are inside the firmware....



    Thanks.

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    That would be cool indeed, and learn if S3D estimation for example is more accurate than regular cartesians found out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRon View Post
    Hi,

    Just wondering if code savvy person has found a way to estimate the print time of a .cube3 file ? (without having to go to the printer and print the file and see the estimate the printer gives you).

    I know you would need the motor acceleration speeds which are inside the firmware....



    Thanks.

    You can use this tool from swwinterry >>> http://www.print3dforum.com/showthre...3-file-decoder

    Then edit the .bfb file and look for this line
    ^Time:241

    The time is in minutes.

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    ...or use the info button

    or.PNG

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    I dont think I have that on the mac? :?? wheres that button?

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    Info

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    Aaaaahh I see know, so what I gotta do is:

    - fill up the plate
    - hit build, then save to library
    -then go to the library and click the model, then the 'info' button on the top bar
    - it'll give you the time estimate, then I can click 'export' and save to usb

    see what I was doing was always importing files to the 'Print' area then saving to usb stick straight away.

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    Hah, a "movement" i never madde before Good one.

 

 

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