Often times, I want to observe what PreForm is going to do in a build and get a visual interpretation of that. Although it is possible to step through layer build process, I want to propose a new feature that allows users to play, pause, and stop a “simulation” of the print through the right hand layer viewer scroll bar. Essentially this means something as simply as adding a single button to toggle between play, pause, and stop modes.
Since the functionality to draw a single layer already exists, I don’t think this would be much beyond a UI add-on (or I could be mistaken). Adding this feature would allow users to more easily view potential problems in a build, more quickly, or to plan their printed parts a bit faster.
Play is obvious, so is pause. The stop button would be to stop the simulation. If the user clicked it again, it would restart at layer 1. Just a first pass at the UI. It would be one button with multiple modes.