Slic3r 1.2.1 Unable to select Spiral Vase Mode #2360

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SystemsGuy opened this Issue Nov 17, 2014 · 7 comments

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@SystemsGuy

On the precompiled windows binary on Win7 64b I'm unable to select "spiral vase" mode. This is reproducible on other computers also running Window 7.

@harriv
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harriv commented Nov 17, 2014

This is also on latest version from Git, revision bf0eb1a

Running Ubunt 14.10, 32-bit.

@alexrj
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alexrj commented Nov 17, 2014

Maybe you need to adjust other settings? For example, if you have 2 perimeters selected you can't enable Spiral vase. Check the tooltip for guidance.

@nic0laz
nic0laz commented Nov 17, 2014

iv seen the same, theres no tooltip on checkbox options.

I have played with perimeters, infill, top and bottom layers with no luck

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 6:47 AM, Alessandro Ranellucci <
notifications@github.com> wrote:

Maybe you need to adjust other settings? For example, if you have 2
perimeters selected you can't enable Spiral vase. Check the tooltip for
guidance.


Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub
#2360 (comment).

@justmyopinion

Tooltip on text "Spiral Vase"
1 Perimeter
Infill 0
Solid Layers: Top=0 => Spiral Vase enabled for selection

@SystemsGuy

justmyopinion is correct. As an FYI, the tooltip is only shown when hovering over the check box after the options allow it to be selected. It does appear on hover over the text, which isn't that obvious.

I honestly much preferred the old method of selecting spiral vase mode and having it set the required parameters for me...

@alexrj
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alexrj commented Nov 22, 2014

Okay, I think the best solution would be to have the Spiral vase checkbox always enabled, and then show a warning dialog if any incompatible option is set, saying "The Spiral Vase mode requires only one perimeter, no top solid layers blah blah. Shall I adjust those options to the correct values for Spiral Vase mode?". User then can confirm.
I don't like the previous behavior where options were silently overridden internally without any feedback to user.
Regarding command line mode, unfortunately, --spiral-vase should probably just override the other options anyway.

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@alexrj Leave the Spiral Vase checkbox always enabled but prompt user when in…
…compatible options are set. This should be more user-friendly than blindly disabling the Spiral Vase checkbox. #2360
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@alexrj alexrj added a commit that referenced this issue Nov 22, 2014
@alexrj --spiral-vase now automatically overrides --perimeters, --top-solid-l…
…ayers and --fill-density instead of throwing incompatibility error. #2360
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@alexrj
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alexrj commented Nov 22, 2014

Okay, done. It looks nice this way.

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