Couldn’t find any topic about the annoyance I have so opened a new one.
When I open PreForm, it asks me which resin I want to use to make a new 3D print. Great!
But when I then open an existing .form file and choose not to merge it with the open design, it doesn’t change the material and layer height to the material I choose when creating supports for the design.
But when I then change the material to the original material, it starts to complain that I have to re-do the support generation as the material is very different.
Also, when preform is closed and I open a .form file, it doesn’t remember the material I used to create the supports and asks me again which material to use. If I designed the supports in grey and then select tough, it doesn’t tell me that supports need to be recreated.
The thing is that I usually prepare a lot of 3D prints at the same time away from the printer and then load them into the printer all at once. Now I have to check every time if the material and layer height is still OK in preform as asked by the customer. This leaves a lot of room for error. Also when I want to make a 3D print of a design that was created weeks ago, I don’t want to have to check the material but use exactly the same settings.
Color of parts in preform
It is a nice gimmick that preform shows the parts in the same color as when they come out of the printer. But it make placing supports more difficult. For example, it is sometimes really hard to see edges with the clear resin selected(I guess to to lighting in the program) while it works on grey. Also the clear resin shows the internal features of parts which can make it harder to have the overview where you placed supports already. Same goes for the tough resin.
Can you make a settings so the parts have the same color independent from the resin used?