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Beta 3.1.83
« on: March 11, 2016, 04:18:39 PM »
ugh, our build system was broken for almost a month! We have it working now though. New betas: http://meshmixer.com/beta.html

Lots of changes:
- double-sized UI hack available in Preferences panel, for Windows High-DPI displays
- fixed shader issues that were causing OpenGL problems for some users
- sample printer included in meshmixer folder, in \meshmixer\printers\custom_printers.xml. You can edit or add additional printers here, they appear under Custom in printers panel.
- improved Thickness analysis, various new parameters and can bake thickness colormap to vertex colors
- Orientation tool now can use print bed as volume constraint (and revamped property panel)
- added support for meters and feet in Units
- Clearance and Deviation now display min/max measured values in panels
- can now undo first brush stroke without existing brush tool (finally!)
- added RobustSmooth to Surface Brush
- many bugfixes
- many API updates (use current_beta branch
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Re: Beta 3.1.83
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 04:26:00 PM »
Oh, the way the \printers\ XML files work is that we will read all the .xml files in that folder and scan them for printer definitions. So, you should not edit custom_printers.xml, you should make a copy with a different name and edit that file. Otherwise future installers may overwrite your changes!

Also please make sure you generate new printer UUIDs, as the comment at the top of the XML file says. Otherwise they will not show up! One UUID per printer!!

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Re: Beta 3.1.83
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 04:32:18 PM »
And, forgot this one, Restrict to Groups works much better now in sculpting
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Re: Beta 3.1.83
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 07:18:57 PM »
So far:

Nice to have a possibility to define some custom printer. Editing a renamed duplicate of custom_printers.xml is easy stuff and works fine here.
BTW: Maybe it would be possible to add some further parameters to that file to define  "custom default" support generation parameters to be used by Overhangs?

RestrictToGroup in sculpting works much better. Just the smooth parameter still modifies neighbor faces out off the group. Seem this is needed to smooth faces inside the group owning the same vertices.

The double sized High-DPI hack works fine on a MAC too. On a standard res 27'' IMac only the PRINT button and the triangles count  are cropped. So this is a neat option if you do some work over some distance to your monitor.
I'm just a user as you are. Being no Autodesk employee: I do not know where this road will lead to, nor do I claim to've all stuff got right.