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Calculate required filament per extruder

Posted by Hen3 
Calculate required filament per extruder
October 03, 2013 03:26AM
I use PVA as a support material. As PVA is hygroscopic and gets moist when stored in open air, I store the PVA in a drying chamber. For each print I estimate how much PVA is needed and then only transfer that length to another spool. However, instead of estimating how much I need, it would be great if Slic3r simply could tell me! It already calculates the total required filament (both in mm and in cm³), but not per extruder. Is it possible to get that information, or to add this feature?
Re: Calculate required filament per extruder
November 10, 2013 08:52AM
gcode viewer (gcode.ws) will show how much filament is used and let you check your gcode before printing. Not sure how it handles multiple extruders, but worth a try.
Re: Calculate required filament per extruder
November 14, 2013 03:36AM
I'm familiar with gcode.ws. First it did not handle multiple extruders at all, but I contacted the developer (Alex Ustyantsev) and he changed that. It now handles multiple extruders, but only if they are on different axis, it does not react on extruder change commands. Unfortunately, the latter is what I need...\
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