How about being able to load the file not connected to the crossfire. When I’m done creating a file it would be nice to be able to load it to see how it looks and runs on the machine without walking out to the shop and turning everything on.
It would certainly be helpful during the learning stages with FireControl to load without connecting to the table. Yes, agreed.
I recently ordered a Bambu printer. It won’t arrive for a few weeks but I have already spent about 3 hours on the Bambu Studio slicer program that allows me to load the stl or stp files and manipulate them in the environment without any printer nearby. It is quite refreshing.
The primary problem with the table and FireControl is that most of the settings for moving the table are housed in the enclosure. Think of FireControl as a light switch and the the table is the light. Nothing happens without the light bulb.
Edit: I see Craig is about to make an appearance. And this is a great guy to show up here. He is working on some things that might really make us all happy. Sorry if I am overselling it.
The cheat code for this is to snap a quick measurement of the plate, draw it in fusion, throw the dxf in sheetcam and use it as the cutting area. Nice for oddball parts. Takes a minute but worth it to fit some extra cuts.
My request for fire control would be to add an A axis control option. I can make the rest of the rotary kit, just need the control options.
I accidently hit the close window/quit upper right ‘X’ while cutting once. FireControl promptly quit (which sucked). I submitted a feature request to disable quitting while running or at least pop up confirm dialog.
Overall I really like firecontrol EXEPT for one thing and that is the ability to type one line of gcode on a command line. It just seems odd to not have it as it is easy to implement and can be very handy.