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charles.h13
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Any interest in an online calculator?  

Posted : 12/06/2020 12:22 am
nikolai.r
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@charles-h13

Looks like someone has a lot of spare time 😀. I would say google spread sheet would already meet this requirement.

But if you want to develop one, I think the major problem is to get a trust of the users. The hoster has access to a sensitive information. For business owners, price calculation is pretty critical to keep it secret.

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Posted : 12/06/2020 12:36 am
jsw
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Posted by: @charles-h13

Any interest in an online calculator?  

What additional functionality would it have, or how would it be different than the approximation given in prusaslicer?

Posted : 12/06/2020 12:39 am
charles.h13
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@nikolai-r

Good point.  I really would like to make an octoprint plugin that does cost and saves it in print history.  

Posted : 12/06/2020 3:29 am
gnat
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Posted by: @nikolai-r

@charles-h13

Looks like someone has a lot of spare time 😀. I would say google spread sheet would already meet this requirement.

But if you want to develop one, I think the major problem is to get a trust of the users. The hoster has access to a sensitive information. For business owners, price calculation is pretty critical to keep it secret.

As this is pretty basic math it could be written in JavaScript and store any persistent data in local storage so that a central need not be trusted nor needed.

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Posted : 12/06/2020 3:54 am
nikolai.r
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Posted by: @gnat
As this is pretty basic math it could be written in JavaScript and store any persistent data in local storage so that a central need not be trusted nor needed.

In this case you'll loose any benefit of the web based solution (cross device usage).

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Posted : 12/06/2020 4:06 am
andreas.r13
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Posted by: @davidhajjar

I've downloaded and tried. After filling the form, the Calculate button is inactive. I've looked where to put the material cost, and no way. 

Hi, 

would you mind if shared a screenshot?

 You need to enter:

  • a name
  • print duration
  • volume
  • at least one printer 
  • at least one material

best,

Andreas

Download our 3D Print Cost Calculator Tool:
https://andreas-reitberger.de/en/3d-druckkosten-kalkulator/...
Posted : 12/06/2020 7:11 am
charles.h13
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I think the benefit to a spreadsheet or program over an online app is the ability to save for future reference.  

Posted : 12/06/2020 10:28 am
davidhajjar
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@andreas-r13

I've managed to add the filament cost, and the printer (cost?). I've loaded STL, the button still inactive. 

Maybe I should click "Slice"? If I click it, it appears a smaller window , and don't know how to continue. There is a button in the middle bottom partialliy hidden, when clicking it the program exits and lose the project.

Later I added directly the Gclode, still can't Save nor Calculate. Am I missing something?

Posted : 13/06/2020 10:22 pm
Karl Herbert
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I use the Excel sheet from CNC Kitchen. A good basis to extending by myself. I don't want to put confidential data (STL-data) online to calculate the costs.

Thanks to @nikolai_r and @Lichtjaeger for the link QuotingSheet.xlsx 👍

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Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 13/06/2020 11:35 pm
andreas.r13
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Posted by: @davidhajjar

@andreas-r13

I've managed to add the filament cost, and the printer (cost?). I've loaded STL, the button still inactive. 

Maybe I should click "Slice"? If I click it, it appears a smaller window , and don't know how to continue. There is a button in the middle bottom partialliy hidden, when clicking it the program exits and lose the project.

Later I added directly the Gclode, still can't Save nor Calculate. Am I missing something?

Hi @davidhajjar

so far so good. Now you just need to select the printer / filament you want to use in the "Printer" and "Material" tab of your calcualtion view (see the green badges showing "0"? Thats why you have not selected any printer / material yet).

 You also can go to your settings and set printers / materials to default. Then those will be checked automatically.

I'm writting the documenation at the moment. It's not 100% at the moment, however a good start.

https://andreas-reitberger.de/en/docs/3d-druckkosten-kalkulator/

Let me know if you have any questions left.

P.S. The next step is to bring this calculator into an app (iOS & Android). I'll keep you posted in this thread.

Best,

Andreas

 

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https://andreas-reitberger.de/en/3d-druckkosten-kalkulator/...
Posted : 14/06/2020 10:29 am
charles.h13
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@andreas-r13

Thanks.  I would be interested in iOs.  

Posted : 14/06/2020 12:41 pm
andreas.r13
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3D Print Cost Calculator - Mobile App

Finally the 3D Print Cost Calculator is also available for mobile devices. At the moment, the open beta has started.

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Join the beta team (free download)

If you want to test the app and help us to make it better, please join our beta test program. All features, and also the app is available for free while testing! 

Android: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.andreasreitberger.x3dpcc

iOS: Cooming soon

Please read this document first when joining our beta program.

https://andreas-reitberger.de/en/docs/3d-druckkosten-kalkulator-app/download/teilnahme-am-beta-test/

Impressions

Overview

Notice

The app is in an early state. We do plan to add even more features to it. The iOS version should also be available on your Mac computer later. So if you have any suggestions, please let me know here.

Download our 3D Print Cost Calculator Tool:
https://andreas-reitberger.de/en/3d-druckkosten-kalkulator/...
Posted : 12/07/2020 6:19 am
charles.h13
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Thank you.  

Posted : 12/07/2020 10:02 am
ilja.coveliers
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Eminent Member

Can you also change the valuta from Dollar to Euro ?

Posted : 23/07/2020 7:03 pm
andreas.r13
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Posted by: @ilja-coveliers

Can you also change the valuta from Dollar to Euro ?

At the moment the app loads the currency symbol from the current set language. However it will be possible to set your own currency with an upcoming update 🙂

Download our 3D Print Cost Calculator Tool:
https://andreas-reitberger.de/en/3d-druckkosten-kalkulator/...
Posted : 23/07/2020 7:26 pm
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