Today I had to pause the printing process because I was going to run out of ABS filament before part was complete.
I was hoping I could pull the old spool, and replace it with a new spool and hit “resume” without missing a beat.
The part I was making wasn’t critical to having a perfectly smooth and clean finish.
I hit the pause button in pronterface and was hoping the software would lift the extruder nozzle off part and find a temporary “home” until I hit “resume”.
That did not happen. Pause just stops the prinitng, but the hot nozzle sits on part and starts to make a larger mess than I wanted. In the end, I had to trash my partial part, and restart from the beginning.
What I’m wondering is if there’s a process for stopping and then resuming the print for things like replacing the filament reel when you run out of filament mid-print?
Thanks for the advice.