Show perimeter start location as a visualisation in the slicer when the Quality tab is active.
Allow perimeter start location to be set as either a global (fixed on the bed) coordinate, or relative to the model/group
Why is this useful?
Allowing perimeters to be moved allows for better control over model quality, but its nice to be able to visualise where the perimeter is trying to be closest to. So a vertical line in the slicer window showing the coords that its currently set at is very useful (if its within the print boundaries - I know setting it to 1000000,1000000 means it doesn’t need to be shown!)
having relative vs absolute coords is useful for easily configuring for a variety of models, particularly if they are different models. E.g. you may want a particular cylindrical item to have a perimeter seam on the back, and a different model on the same print bed to have the perimeter on the inside of a concave section.
- Do other slicers do this?:
unaware of any slicers that visualise the perimeter starting location coordinates
i know Cura does offer relative/absolute position of those coordinates.