Just brainstorming - ways to recover a print going wrong.

  • Has anyone tried making firmware that could be instructed to ignore a particular object in a multi object print at some point during the print? I don't mean whenprinting sequentially.

    We've all been there 5 things on the buildplate and one has gone horribly wrong, sure you can just let it carry on and most of the time youll be okay, but what if you could tell the firmware to stop printing a particular item, and the rest carried on.

    I appreciate doing this is not straightforward, knowing which gcodes relate to which object and then skipping them whilst not losing position for the other objects is clearly not an easy thing to do, but it would be a nice feature.

  • Nice Idea!

    Well, as you probably have realised, your printer doesn't see objects but just coordinates which the slicer provides. It doesn't know if, for example, two objects later in the print become one.

    However, maybe it's possible to prevent (x-y wise) to print an area anymore. If that's user friendly is arguable.

  • The only way I can see it working is if the firmware did some gcode preview type thing when file was loaded, identified separate objects, then marked the gcode in some way. Then if you clicked stop object 4 it would ignore gcode for object 4.

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