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v0.0.1.3xxx Gizmetor - Swap the display of the XY size of the part in title bar. The Y was the X and the X was the Y.

- Changed the resolution in the drop down box so that it is easier to compare with other printer apps - Removed after rewrite of profiles

- Changed the calculation used to determine the projection height. The value isn't used anywhere in the code, it is just for the user to see what the height should be

- Support generation button added. This will be moved to the object/scene menus later. Step 1 of auto support generation. Finding the faces that need to be supported and creating the pillars. This is very very far from working

- Support for white labeling

- Added a tab to allow the user to create their own projection areas. These projection areas will then be available in a drop down on the 3D layout screen

- Changed Print Settings to use the new projection area/profile method

- Changed Resize projection area to use the new projection area/profile method

- Hide solid wall thickness since it is always 0.05

- Changed precision scale so that it isn't so sensitive

- Changed hotspot compensation so that it creates a png file called hotspot_compensation.png in the toolbox directory of Gizmetor after the CSV has been imported. That png will be used to compensation for hotspot. The user can create their own file and place it in the directory.

- Added a config items in the app config window, top right gears. User can now set how many layers should be sliced at the same time and also how many fill line threads will get created per layer. Users with stronger CPU's will now be able to slice faster by increasing the threads. Each thread writes an image to the hard drive so the limiting factor might be the hard drive speed.

- Added labels to show the location of the build plate, projector and wiper in the calibration screen. This will be needed when the user wants to create a profile

- Gizmetor ran using the command line "java" so that we could have the black window open in case people needed help and support. Seems this isn't needed anymore so the application will now run using javaw to remove the black window

- Split ZPrintSpeed config setting into ZPrintSpeed and ZMoveSpeed. ZPrintSpeed is now 15, used to be 85. ZMoveSpeed is 85. ZPrintSpeed is used to move the Z axis while printing and ZMoveSpeed is used when the user manually moves the Z axis

- Use the same connect logic as in GiziPrint. The user does not need to select the USB port anymore

- Slowed down projector movement. When the room temperature is over 30 degrees C the controller skips steps. Slower movement removed the issue.

- Add unlimited number of printers to Gizmetor and send a .gizmo to 1 or more printers to start printing automatically

- Combine precision scale/rotate/move into a single window

- Made slicing a little faster. It is possible to half the slicing time by increasing solid wall thickness and wall margin. Solid wall thickness is the thickness of the model border, but also the thickness of the lines that fill the model. If you increase the value, the border will get thicker and the lines that fill the model will get thicker. This could caused jagged edges. You can overcome that by increasing the wall margin. Wall margin draws a black border around the model. When printing jewellery you will want a solid wall thickness of 0.05 or less and

- Added support to switch the wiper on and off during a print

- Added overrides to manipulate the 2D image even more. Change the solid wall thickness, change the margin, make the margin white or black, change the fill line thickness per layer.

- Added code to check if a command arrived at the controller.

- Make sure Gizmetor calibration screen and GiziPrint calibration screens look almost the same.

- Added code to show that the software is connected to a controller, wiper and projectors

- Added code to connect to a wiper with it's own controller

- Added code to move the wiper forward and backward and also move the wiper up and down

- Changed the calibration page to use tabs rather than an accordion so that it looks more like the rest of the system

- Added hybrid continuous printing. It dips like standard speed but with no wait periods. Dipping needs to be deeper than usual. Thicker parts can be printed vs continuous printing

- Fixed scaling so that it shows the XYZ values and volume as the model is scaled.

- Fixed scale, move, rotate screen so that the up and down buttons work without the user needing to click on the fast/slow scroll bar

- Added Z axis scaling in the profiles. It is now possible to counter any backlash that might occur during printing. Using a negative % will reduce the height of the part. Using a positive % will increase the height of the part. The % will be used to increase or decrease the distance moved by the build plate. For instance if it is -10% and the layer height is 100 micron then the build plate will move 90 micron for each layer.

- When there is only one display on the PC and the user clicks on the calibration button it will open a window with a frame on the primary display. This partly solves the black screen that users get when they click on the calibration button.

GiziPrint - Added Image Calibration, now it isn't actually needed in Gizmetor anymore. It isn't working correctly yet, hidden the tab. It creates its own black window to show the image, because the code is the same code that is used in Gizmetor. It should use the print window of GiziPrint. This now needs to use the new profiles that is created in Gizmetor. This is first step towards making GiziPrint completely independant so that it can run on an integrated PC

- Changed tab name from Manual Control to Calibration

- Worked on "pause, check print, resume". Seems to work, but more testing needs to be done

- Changed the way continuous printing works. At the start of continous printing it used to send a single command to move the build plate. It was not possible to stop a print without shutting down GiziPrint. We now have a command to force the controller to stop so continuous printing will be more accurate in Z height because only one movement command is sent. The new command only works with a firmware upgrade

- Added code to show that the software is connected to a controller, wiper and projectors

- Added code to connect to a wiper with it's own controller

- Added code to move the wiper forward and backward and also move the wiper up and down

- Changed the calibration page to use tabs rather than an accordion so that it looks more like the rest of the system

- When there is only one display on the PC and the user clicks on the calibration button it will open a window with a frame on the primary display. This partly solves the black screen that users get when they click on the calibration button.

- Removed red border in GiziPrint that indicated the screen wasn't just black. The red border printed when using a UV projector.

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