Oh- I’m plenty chill.
I am so chill that the name of a gizmo wouldn’t upset me no matter what the name was.
The requested change would have a huge effect on FORMLABS.
They would have to retool their entire information systems just because a few individuals have an issue with a couple words.
You can change the names of other devices, because their names are NOT their serial numbers.
But on the Form2 the name IS the serial number- so that’s why they don’t let you change it.
I have my form 2 in a cabinet- carefully Leveled- I don’t want to have to yank it out of there and re-level it every time I have to try and remember the real name of the printer that is etched in the back to get service.
And consider- Formlabs runs a web tool that allows you to monitor prints, tank usage, resin stocks and more…
Is THAT gonna run on the REAL name/serial number of the machine? or the name YOU want to give it?
And what happens when 75 people on the Dashboard have independantly decided to give their machine the SAME name?
Sorry- but if you get to make a magilla over nothing… I have every right to explain carefully and lucidly that you are making a magilla over nothing.
People read these forums… and how many folks does this kind of spurious complaint get worked up over something that is actually nothing?
Formlab’s naming conventions solve real problems in running a world wide network of printers. They make it easier to deal with warrantee issues and repairs. They make it possible to have web-connected services.
And the ONLY thing on the other side of the argument is a “feeling” that you don’t ‘like’ the name your machine came with, and some kind of allegation that the name might affect your professional reputation. And, friend, if your professional reputation hinges on the name that shows up on your network for one device… then you haven’t really got a professional reputation.
if a rational examination of the issue upsets you… stop making irrational demands.
If someone goes online to argue that the color of the sky upsets the living hell out of them… I have every right to try and talk them off that ledge.