Which plugin has charts and graphs of filament usage?


#1

So that I may see the rate of filament usage and how much it's costing. Got the "filament history" plugin going but it is still showing 0 for everything. Where do I set at least costs and weights?
Sign me: dazed and confused.


#2

Hello Skypuppy.

I assume you meant Filament Manager.
I the OctoPrint Settings you can find a point Filament Manager.
Here you can set your parameters.

But I must admit, a graphical over view would be convenient.
Also moving this functionality from the settings to the tabs


#3

I use a few plugins to control my prints and filaments.
Filament Manager: Let you add your spools and select them before printing. It would be perfect to me if it allowed to select the spool in a pop-up after started the job, because sometimes I send it to start directly from slicer and thereĀ“s a different spool selected, but I can live with that.

Print History: Also accepts inputs of your spools, price and currency, but I use it only to see in a faster way all of my prints.

Printer Stats: In this you add information about energy consumption, and it gives you back a lot of charts.

Another good one to mention, is the Bed Visualizer, that allows you to see a graphic representation of your heated bed.


#4

I have considered installing this several times. I like the idea of being able to weigh a spool to make sure that there's enough filament before attempting a job.

Perhaps instead I'll just do some weight measurements, go "old school" on this and do the calculation manually. (If I know the weight of a particular empty spool plus the weight-per-distance of that filament, I should be able to make the determination.)


#5

Tried "Bed Visualizer," but all it does is put the print head in one spot and it sits there, never moving, while the RPi sends command after command until I just stopped it after 45 minutes, with zero results.

"Print History" does not cooperate, either. Didn't try "printer stats."


#6

Actually, for Bed Visualizer, your printer should support Bed Mesh Levelling, Usually supported by G-Godes G80/G81 or G29.

In what way does Print History not cooperate?