Hi all. New to both Octoprint and 3D printing in general.
I have a CR-10S and have had no real problems using Cura v 3.3.1 up to now. I have noticed that the print time estimates have been a little optimistic but not unduly so. I thought that I would try Octoprint in order to remotely (elsewhere in the house or via the web) monitor large prints progress. The first thing I noticed is that the slicing options within Octoprint, using the Cura engine, leave a lot to be desired. I have enabled the "Watched" folder and this allows me to slice using Cura on my PC and have the gcode automatically uploaded to Octoprint for printing.
I sliced a 554kb STL with both Cura 3.3.1 and Cura 15.04.6 and both gave me estimates of about 15 hours. When imported into Octoprint it too estimated about 15 hours. The gcode is reported as being 69.5MB. I started the print using Octoprint yesterday and, after 19.5 hours, it is showing about 65% complete with another 10 hours to go, just about double the estimate.
What gives and is this typical?