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Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 14, 2019 8:24 am

New version is out Alpha 4! general-discussion-announcements-and-re ... 27399.html

Hi guys,
brand new Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0 is out! This is a third alpha build intended to test new features. Note that this release is for experienced users ;)

What is new?

This is a milestone release with major internal (code) and external (graphics) changes. To learn about the most important new features, you can watch the YouTube video.


List of changes in Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0 :
-> New Simple / Advanced / Expert mode
-> Masked SLA (SL1) support
-> Project aka Factory File, menu restructured
-> User interface improvements
-> Background processing
-> Multi-material improvements
-> Several other improvements
-> Bug fixes
-> Dropped features
-> Future of Slic3r PE


Release: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha1
For a detailed description of the previous release please check this post

Release: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha2
For a detailed description of the previous release please check this post

Release: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3:

New features:
-> The build system has been polished, the build process including dependencies is now automated and well documented #827, #1039, #1421.
-> "make install" was implemented on Linux including a FHS compliant variant to make the life easier for Linux package maintainers #1515.
-> Implemented update of object position / orientation / scaling at the side bar on Enter key. Works on Windows and Linux, unfortunately it does not work yet on OSX due to technical limitations of the wxWidgets library #1518.
-> Implemented [filament_extruder_id] placeholder to be used inside the start_filament_gcode and end_filament_gcode #1568.
-> Improved visual hints at the layer slider to indicate that there are filament swap actions planned (the color change feature). We will yet improve the color palette to differentiate the neighboring layers better #1571.
-> Added colored radio buttons for the "Simple / Advanced / Expert" mode to the side bar and to the top of each of the Print/Filament/Printer pages.

General fixes:
-> Fixed opening of an object in Slic3r from Fusion 360, it now works on both Windows and OSX #1239, #1555.
-> Fixed erratic behavior on bed size over 1129mm #1373.
-> Updated the OSX manifest to register the stl/obj/amf/3mf file types on Finder. One may now open Slic3r with a double click on a model file, or through "open with" menu in Finder, thanks @reven #1422.
-> Fixed a regression issue in "Avoid crossing perimeters" feature #1505, #1541.
-> Fixed a crash when moving a support blocker due to unguarded access to invalidated back end data #1506.
-> Fixed opening of files in GUI slic3r from the command line #1508.
-> Implemented uniform scaling via the Object Manipulation sidebar #1519.
-> Fixed processing of the command line --datadir parameter. The string parameters like the --datadir are no more unescaped, string vector parameters are unescaped only if enquoted. #1526.
-> Fixed a crash when trying to add a parameter override to an object instance. As we do not support parameter overrides for instances, now the parameter override is added to the instance's object, thus shared by all instances #1528.
-> Fixed a crash when adding options to an object through the object's popup menu from the 3D view #1579.
-> Fixed a bug introduced into alpha2, that broke saving of profiles #1584, #1598, #1601, #1604, #1612, #1628.
-> Fixed update of the Filament Type field #1543.
-> Fixed an assert in About dialog #1577.
-> Fixed import of user config bundles, where the "inherits" flag was ignored, thus losing the inheritance status from the system profiles #1580.
-> Improved vertical panning of the viewport with an empty bed #1589.
-> Improved responsibility of the object manipulation in 3D scene due to frequent sidebar updates #1590.
-> Fixed occasional jumping of an object to a far away position when dragging #1596.
-> Fixed some localization issues at the side bar #1622.
-> Fixed incorrectly disabled menus after a switch of the application language #1630.
-> Fixed a crash when trying to slice with a wipe tower, breakable supports and explicit extruders assigned to the supports from the side bar. Now this unsupported combination of parameters is tested for and reported to the user #1632.
-> Fixed a crash occurring when several instances of an object are deleted.
-> Fixed an OSX specific regression error, where Slic3r would not start due to Finder passing an unexpected "process serial number" parameter on command line.
-> The "Place to bed" has been improved to correctly handle scaled objects.
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Supported printers:
- Original Prusa i3 MK3
- Original Prusa i3 MK3 Multi Material 2.0 (MMU2)
- Original Prusa i3 MK2.5
- Original Prusa i3 MK2.5 Multi Material 2.0 (MMU2)
- Original Prusa i3 MK2/S
- Original Prusa i3 MK2/S Multi Material 1.0

Download link:
https://github.com/prusa3d/Slic3r/relea ... 2.0-alpha3

Please report any bug here:
https://github.com/prusa3d/Slic3r/issues


We look forward to your feedback!
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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 14, 2019 9:42 am

Layers editing (dynamic layers) still broken on Mac OS version (after setting layers with on a part the line just get's back in the middle).
Apart from that a great release, thank you for the hard work, these alphas are an amazing improvement over the previous version!

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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 14, 2019 4:57 pm

waou great improvment , improvment....thanks for good job

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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 14, 2019 10:13 pm

these Alphas are going from strength to strength keep up the good work. :)

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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 15, 2019 5:04 am

I still can’t load 1.41 profiles into 1.42. What is the correct method?
You want parts? I got MK3 parts https://www.thingiverse.com/jltx/designs

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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 18, 2019 1:54 pm

jltx wrote:
Jan 15, 2019 5:04 am
I still can’t load 1.41 profiles into 1.42. What is the correct method?
Nobody knows? I can't use this alpha without my profiles.
You want parts? I got MK3 parts https://www.thingiverse.com/jltx/designs

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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 18, 2019 5:37 pm

jltx wrote:
Jan 18, 2019 1:54 pm
jltx wrote:
Jan 15, 2019 5:04 am
I still can’t load 1.41 profiles into 1.42. What is the correct method?
Nobody knows? I can't use this alpha without my profiles.
Are you getting the message about duplicate profiles? I believe this was caused by an older version including the default profiles in the config bundle .ini file. The good news is that 1.42 only creates bundles with your custom profiles, but you still can run into problems importing old .ini files.

Easiest is to try the import, note the line indicated and open the config bundle .ini file in a text editor. Go to that line and delete the block from the name in square brackets (e.g. "[printer: some default printer]") to the next blank line. Save it and try again. Repeat as necessary until the profiles import without error. IIRC, I had to delete about 8 blocks like this.

It's annoying, but the good news is, once you get this done, it should work properly in new versions.

One tip: If you include a unique string (e.g. your initials) in every custom profile, it is very easy to write a small python script to extract only your custom profiles. If you get really stuck, create copies of all your profiles with some consistent string in them and send me a link to your config bundle .ini. Let me know the string you used to flag your profiles and I can extract them for you.
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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 19, 2019 1:03 am

-> Dropped features
Can we get also get a list of features that will not be in 1.42?

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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 19, 2019 3:37 pm

Add support enforcer is working ? or is it me i miss something or do wrong ??

I set up the block then after i slice but no support where i add the green block! !

thx

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Re: Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.42.0-alpha3

Jan 19, 2019 5:29 pm

Hi!

Could you please include the feature to change the values for the extruder stepper current (M907 Exxx) in MMU mode for toolchange unload/load, toolchange wipe and print mode?
That could be very convenient in some cases. For example when the filament needs that little more push to slip into the heat-break.

Thanks a lot!

Eddy

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